Welcome to Arvia
The monsters are large
The pay is small
A sharp wit gets you further than a sharp blade
(but it’s a good idea to have both)
Welcome to Arvia! It’s a beautiful, dangerous world, overflowing with lush colorful flora, exotic creatures, and giant mythic monsters. Lots of giant monsters. You’ll see it through the eyes of human and non-human characters alike: characters who tend to lack special skills, magic swords, or mystic artifacts. Denizens of Arvia, constantly finding themselves over their heads, have to get very creative just to survive. But at the heart of every story: relationships. Sometimes friendships, sometimes romances, always forged in the most difficult of circumstances.
Tales of Arvia continues with a third novel! A slew of new challenges awaits our harpy-human duo in Arvia: Heart of the Sky, as seemingly natural tremors release strange creatures from the abyss onto an unsuspecting surface world. Cover reveal January 20, 2023, release May 12, 2023.
If you like colorful characters, witty banter, creative conflict resolution, and rooting for the underdog, welcome to the tribe! Arvia awaits you! Subscribe to my newsletter here for art, stories, and humorous articles (some of which are actually intended to be humorous).
It takes great courage to stand against a ferocious mythic monster.
It takes far greater to stand with one who’s at her most vulnerable.
Tremors rock the land. Wild magic and creatures from the abyss ravage a formerly bountiful forest...
How does the steamship Manatee navigate sea-monster infested waters?
Shard and Brianna uncover a dark secret, but can their budding relationship overcome ruthless smugglers, corrupt officials, and a slew of ravenous monsters? Or are they destined to take the secret of the Manatee to a watery grave?
Opportunity knocks on the humblest of doors. But it knocks only once.
When an overheard conversation leads to a hunt for a long-forgotten pirate’s treasure in the sunny tropics, Herbert can’t believe his luck. With shipmates including the charming if somewhat feline-featured Katie, a suave and dapper captain, and a hyper-competent crew, such an opportunity seems too good to be true.
An unlikely pair of heroes is catapulted from 19th century America to a world far wilder than the wild west. Yup, it’s Arvia, and it’s set during the fall of the Melandrach Empire, a century before the events of the Tales of Arvia series.
Welcome to Hazelhearth: our picturesque city is nestled in a tranquil corner of the empire. …Fitness lovers enjoy vigorous nature walks in the surrounding forest (don’t forget your sword!)
Darin and Rinloh return for a second adventure, venturing through regions, beautiful and dangerous. A magic artifact casts a shadow, mysterious and dark, revealing perilous paths for both. Their quests lead them to a village of goblins deep in a swamp where monstrous insects ruin more than just your picnic. A tropical island paradise seems …
What does it mean to show humanity on a world where humans themselves are an insignificant race? In the first book of Tales of Arvia, our human player, Darin, accepts a deal from an unscrupulous dimension broker, finding himself completely unprepared for the harsh realities of Arvia, a world crawling with fantastic predators commonly exceeding …