I love the custom content that has emerged on YouTube, especially those that are aimed at helping writers improve their craft or aimed at connecting readers. Today, I’m sharing five of my favorite YouTube Channels. I hope you will check them out because they have a lot to offer, plus they are entertaining!
Augurs feature predominately in my upcoming fantasy series of short stories. Unless you’re knowledgeable about certain strands of history, you might be wondering what is an augur? Well, it all ties into ancient Rome. Continue reading
Infrastructure makes everyday life — as we know it — possible. Much of it is buried and can go unthought of when it’s working; however, throw in a major storm that overwhelms our wastewater systems, and bam! we’re wading through poop water.
The average person really pays no mind to infrastructure — minus during times of failure or when news headlines note the U.S.’s crumbling infrastructure. Writers need to step outside that blissful complacency though. The benefits are too good to pass up. Continue reading
Acceptance arrives Friday, Nov. 24, on the Kindle. Link to Amazon coming soon.
After much blood, sweat, and tears (so many tears), I’m pleased to reveal the cover of Acceptance, the first story in The Augur’s Rose Series. I drew and painted it in Photoshop CS4 using my Wacom Bamboo tablet. The process included many layers, various reference photos for the lovely hooded crow (Vidar), and a copious number of Bob Ross photos for encouragement — particularly when it came to capturing the “happy” grass. Continue reading
November is a hopping month for me, to say the least. Since work on my sci-fi novel is shelved as it sits in the slush pile, I’m stoking the flames of industry to see a few projects to certain levels of completion, including pushing one baby birdy out of the nest. The latter of which will hopefully be to the enjoyment of readers.
Serial Launching This November
I am excited to announce that I’m launching my sword and sorcery serial this month, with the first short story set to land on the Kindle, Nov. 24 — yes, Black Friday. On a whole, the serial will feature a running series of short stories revolving around Svein and his (mis)adventures as he treads a fine line between his oath — taken upon his birth — to serve the Sisters and protecting his freedom. The fact necromancy is experiencing a renaissance of sorts is another matter entirely.
Acceptance will launch the series, and I will be posting more details in the days to come. Continue reading