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

Fantasy Food

Key ingredients for your favorite meal unavailable? Improvise! Inspired by a geeky thought-experiment, trying to recreate an infamously bad recipe from my novel, I present to you the exclusive recipe for “Wanderer’s Way Stew.” The following recipe will feed 4-6 average sized humanoids. Scale up as appropriate. Ingredients: 8 Cups eel broth (it’s fine to … Read more