Defender of the City of Xin

When we think of fantasy worlds, many of us think in terms of epic battles, of knights fighting dragons, castles, strange creatures lurking in the woods. But every valiant hero had to grow up somewhere. In the spirit of this I present to you: Xin Elementary School Second grade class Teacher: Mr. Klein “All right … Read more

Harpy D&D

Though it remains a little known fact to those outside their culture, harpies are, in fact, enthusiastic about sports and games. Although most harpy games involve a level of violence that would make professional hockey look like a game of tiddlywinks, Rinloh, our harpy main character, is intent on broadening the horizons of some of … Read more

Cover Reveal: Finding Your Harpy Place

Hello Friends! The cover of Finding Your Harpy Place has been unveiled. The very talented fantasy illustrator, Stefanie Dworschak has once again outdone herself. Darin and Rinloh return, venturing through regions, beautiful and dangerous, in an all-new adventure. A magic artifact casts a shadow, mysterious and dark, revealing perilous paths for both. Their quests lead … Read more

Product Review: Voting

Today I’m switching roles from author to critic, as I rate an old masterwork known as voting. With so many new alternatives these days, many people ask, “Is voting still relevant?” After all, compared with more modern forms of expression, such as “retweeting a biting political meme,” it might appear that voting has lost its … Read more

Announcement: Finding your Harpy Place

Hello Friends! I’m happy to announce a new novel. Darin and Rinloh return, venturing through regions, beautiful and dangerous, in an all-new adventure. 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 … Read more

Adventures in Mapping

One of my happy childhood memories was reading Oz books. My parents had an almost complete set handed down from their grandparents. I loved the stories, I loved the illustrations, but one of my favorite things were the pull-out, full-color maps. I would lie on the living room floor, book on one side, map next … Read more

Wyrd & Wonder: Phoenix Logo Chibi

Let’s start with the basics. Apologies to Tanantachai Sirival for turning your fabulous artwork into a chibi. I’ve been taking a break from writing for a few days to do a bit of drawing again, including finally creating a map for the world of Arvia (I’ll post later, still need a few tweaks before I’d … Read more