Delvan Miners of the Old West

When I first had ideas for writing a magical fantasy set in the Old West, I considered several options for how far to go with the fantasy elements. I could add wizards to the social fabric and call it good, or I could add fantasy races and creatures as well. I decided to do it […]

Geomancer’s Bargain Now Available

I’m pleased to announce the release of Geomancer’s Bargain: Book 1 of the Western Geomancer! For a limited time, I’m offering Geomancer’s Bargain at an introductory price of just 99 cents in the U.S. and at a comparable price in other markets. Don’t delay, or you’ll miss out on this special deal. I’ll be raising […]

Cover Reveal for "Geomancer’s Bargain"

It has been a long time coming, but my new western fantasy, Geomancer’s Bargain, Book 1 of the Western Geomancer series, is in the final stages of publication.  I expect to send out the release notice for it by the end of this month. Geomancer’s Bargain has been my most difficult book project to date […]

Golden Dragons of the American Southwest

My grandfather was a huge fan of the westerns “Gunsmoke” and “Bonanza.” I sat with him and watched those television shows many times while visiting my grandparents as a young boy. I didn’t experience the joy of books set in the Old West until I was in high school and discovered The Sacketts by Louis […]

The Magic of Jamie Marchant’s Kronicles of Korthlundia

When I heard that fellow Magic Appreciation Tour author Jamie Marchant was doing a tour for her new release, I was happy to volunteer a spot on my blog. I was even more happy when she agreed to do a guest article about the magic system in her magical fantasy book series, The Kronicles of […]

The Ternion Order

A little over a month ago, I released First Moon, the first book of my new contemporary paranormal fantasy series, the Ternion Order. This article is for readers who are interested in knowing more about the Ternion Order than I reveal in First Moon. One of my reviewers was kind enough to say, “I loved […]

Announcing the release of “First Moon”

I’m pleased to announce the release of my contemporary fantasy adventure story, First Moon. This novel is the first volume of my new Ternion Order series. For a limited time, you can get First Moon for the introductory price of just 99 cents at the major ebook retailers.* First Moon The Ternion Order – Book One […]

The Obelisk Portal: A Fantasy Adventure Short Story

For our latest exercise, each member of my local writing group created a montage. The goal was to clip anything that appealed to you from the available magazines and then paste the images onto a sheet of construction paper in whatever manner you wanted. Some of our writers were amazingly artistic with their blend of […]

Write the Book You Want to Read (Beta Lessons 7)

I’m currently going through the beta reader comments I got back for First Moon. I’m happy to say that I have a great crew of beta readers who have done a lot to help me make my books better. The feedback for First Moon also helped me clarify some things about what I’m trying to […]

Fairy Dust: A Fantasy Adventure Short Story

I recently attended the first meeting of a local writers group that is starting up in our area. We spent the first half of the meeting getting to know each other, but we used the second half to do a couple of writing exercises. It was fun to see how differently everyone approached the exercises. […]