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 […]

The Rangers of Mundia

Thanks to J.R.R. Tolkien, father of high fantasy, most fantasy readers (and fantasy RPG players) have at least a passing familiarity with what kind of character I mean when I use the term “ranger.” On the whole, the rangers of Mundia (my story world setting for The Vaetra Chronicles) bear a strong resemblance to Strider/Aragorn […]

The Druids of Mundia

I’m writing the final chapters of Vaetra Unleashed, book three of The Vaetra Chronicles. As I approach the conclusion of this three-and-a-half year writing challenge, I’m both disappointed to put my story world to rest (for a while, anyway) and excited about the idea of beginning a new project. “Suburban druid in the snow“Photo by […]

Politics in Fantasy

I recently saw a question come up regarding politics in the fantasy fiction genre. The question was this: what kind of stories do you like to read; stories rich in political intrigue, or more action-based? Taking a look at that question from a writer’s perspective, I can easily see how my preferences as a reader […]

New Traditions

Writing fantasy makes you take a second look at many things you take for granted in your everyday life. When you create a fantasy world, you ask a lot of “what if” questions. The answers lead you to realize how many things in our society work the way they do because of tradition. For example, […]