I wanted to let you know there’s a new video for Finding Your Harpy Place. I’ve gotten much better at video composition, and thought it was time to completely redo the trailer for Finding Your Harpy Place. As I announced in September, Tales of Arvia will continue with a new book early 2023, and I’ve ... Read more
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Hello friends! Today’s the big day for the cover reveal of Midnight on the Manatee. Once again, Papaya-Style did a bang-up job. So, you may notice this one looks a bit different than some of my other recent covers. I love detailed fantasy landscapes such as the subterranean temple from Hazelhearth Hires Heroes, but since ... Read more
Hello friends! Thought I’d update you on all things Arvia. There’s big news on the horizon. Big, feathered news, if you catch my drift. Tales of Arvia (a.k.a. the Darinloh saga) will continue shortly. Also, Tales of Arvia 3 now has an actual name: Arvia: Heart of the Sky. My cover artist has done marvelous ... Read more
For today’s mermaid week post, we have author SD Simper, who has created an entire trilogy with a mermaid theme. Let’s see what inspires her. Which historical myths did you draw from when creating your story? The Fate of Stars started off as a “what if” prompt: what if, in The Little Mermaid, when the ... Read more
For today’s mermaid week post I’d like to welcome the artist Papaya to talk about what inspires her. Which historical myths did you draw from when creating your artwork? My interest in mermaids was certainly first piqued when I heard about the Sirens in Homer’s Odyssey and other common lore, who’s descriptions varied from half ... Read more
For today’s mermaid week post I’d like to welcome Rosalyn Briar to talk about her interest in mermaids and the sea. Which historical myths did you draw from when creating your stories? I adore Hans Christian Andersen’s literary fairy tale, “The Little Mermaid,” and enjoyed how much it focuses on souls. I definitely played with ... Read more
Welcome! This year I’m sharing a week-long virtual tour with a few other authors and artists who share my fondness for denizens of the deep. We’ll be sharing stories, artwork, and lore about the mythology of merfolk. I hope you’ll stick around, and maybe learn a few things about merfolk! Who knows, it may save ... Read more
I have a special treat for my subscribers today–a sneak peek at a revolutionary new tech start up I’ve been working with in my spare time. I was approached by the good folks at Cognoscribe to advise them on their new app, and let me tell you, the technology is impressive. The founders clearly understand ... Read more
Another year of changes, of ups, of downs. And the illustration “The Huckup,” seems an apt one. But here’s to looking for silver linings in the darkest of storm clouds. To my readers, thank you, and may you find your ‘inner Darin,’ regardless of what life throws at you. One of the changes you may ... Read more
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