Hello friends, The novella Love, Death, or Mermaid? releases on November 14, 2021. And Papaya outdid herself on the cover again! This is another stand-alone, set several decade prior to Harpyness is Only Skin Deep. Though long-time readers might catch a cameo here or there. Opportunity knocks on the humblest of doors. But it knocks ... Read more
Today’s post is aimed at my fellow writers. Let’s talk pirates. Arrgh, matey! Listen up or the capt’n ‘ll send ya ta Davey Jones’ locker! Wait, that’s talk like pirates. I’ll start again. Who doesn’t like pirates? I mean, sailing the high seas as a dreaded corsair, plundering, pillaging, and swashbuckling? But there’s another type ... Read more
Hello friends! Hazelhearth Hires Heroes is now live. This one is a stand-alone, so no cliffhangers, I promise. I experimented with several new things for this novel, I hope you enjoy the result. First off, you’ll notice that although it’s set on Arvia, it happens over a century earlier to the events of the two ... Read more
Hello friends! With the cover of Hazelhearth Hires Heroes now public, I thought I’d share a few more images and a bit about the process. I’m a fan of huge fantasy panoramas, so even though hardcover books aren’t big sellers these days, I’ll always jump at the chance to have a masterpiece created. In this ... Read more
To say the last year has been a turbulent one is an understatement, but it had its bright spots too. For me personally, the warm reception my first two published novels received was a highlight. A big thank you to everyone who read Tales of Arvia, and a harpy-sized thank you to those who wrote ... Read more
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
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
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
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
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
Today’s post is a collaboration with author Lynn Katzenmeyer. Lynn writes in a wide range of fantasy genres, has been a terrific critique partner, and someone that I’m proud to call friend. In celebration of her releasing book two of her paranormal romance series, Mark of the Void, we’ve done a story together: for part ... Read more
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