The Song of Night and Dawn

The night smothered the bruised, black skies, And a foul wind began to rise By the devil’s wills, beyond the hills, Where all the world’s evil lies. The night swam through the rivers deep, Towards a town with no gates, no keep, Where fate had led us to the dead, Who lay in a cold,... Continue Reading →

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Modern Dialogue in a Medieval World

The most popular setting in the fantasy genre is by far medieval times. Whether in our own world or a world fabricated by the author, there is no shortage of stories in the Middle Ages. However, writing a medieval story poses some problems. How do you create an authentic world without alienating the modern-day reader?This... Continue Reading →

Godwin’s Love Song

A love song by Sir Godwin Fulcrum from my fantasy series The Ashborne Chronicles: I’ve walked beaten paths Through thorns and thistle While clouds cracked On nights so fickle. I’ve cried in fields Drenched in shadow, Alone, forgotten, Left to fallow.   But never did I know How our love would grow Ere I took... Continue Reading →

Follow the Light

The second installment of the Ashborne Chronicles is out. Get a free electronic copy this Thursday through Monday. Or start the series from the start with How Black is the Shadow.   Shadows of war spread over the kingdom of Norgrad after the untimely death of its king. In the west, Vindan gathers its forces.... Continue Reading →

Cedric’s Song

In my fantasy series The Ashborne Chronicles, Kat hears a song written about a king. It is a song of sorrow sung for sorrow. All who sing it find tragedy one way or another: “Though black and depthless, His eyes couldn’t hide The burning of a matchless ire. His trembling lips Called death for death. ‘Blood,’... Continue Reading →

Follow the Light Cover Art

Follow the Light is coming soon. I have completed the final edits. All that leaves is the cover art. I have a few issues to work out: lighting, shadows, and general smoothing out. But I hope this will pique your interest.

The First Draft is Complete

At long last, I have completed the first draft to Follow the Light, the sequel to my fantasy novel How Black is the Shadow. Now comes the hardest part: editing upon editing upon editing. For those of you who have been waiting, rest assured, I will have finished all my drafts within the coming months. For those... Continue Reading →

Sequel Inbound

For those of you waiting on the sequel to my novel How Black is the Shadow, rest assured, it's coming. The Ashborne Chronicles will continue with Follow the Light. Without giving too much away, Kat's quest will take her to the Southern Lands. Along the way, Kat makes new friends and even falls in love...just... Continue Reading →

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