Writing, Tropes, and Losing Yourself in the Details

I was tempted to call this post “Tropey Tropey Trope Tropes”, because this is the state of mind I am in right now. In one of the writing forums I frequent, tropes in fantasy novels came up for discussion. The main post asked what we writers [as readers] thought the genre was lacking, and what […]

Life Imitating Art

Have you heard about YInMn pigment in the news recently? It was discovered back in 2009, but a company is going to start producing a paint based on it so it’s recently become a hot story. Look at it–it’s beautiful, isn’t it? Well, the Atlantians think so too, because it’s the royal color there. It’s […]

The Masks We Wear Online

Yep, this again. Another post about social media. I have three main social media pages I try to keep updated: Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter–mostly in that order. I have found considerable positive traction on Instagram [of all places!] and I am gaining a little ground on Twitter now, which I honestly didn’t expect. It goes […]

Valentine’s Heartwarming Sale

Atlantis: The Visionary Continent is on sale this Valentine’s Day weekend! From February 12th – 14th, Volume #1 will be available for FREE, while Volume #2 will be on a countdown deal, starting at $0.99 cents on Friday, then ending back at its original price on Monday morning. Each volume is illustrated and includes bonus […]

Injured! [Again]

So, uh, I tore my left rotator cuff a few days ago, and now my arm is in a sling. Pro: It was my left, so I can still draw. Con: Can’t type. [Doing this single-handed right now, so it’s short.] So if you don’t hear from me for a few weeks, don’t be horribly […]

The World of Social Media

I know I touched on this topic a bit back in this entry, but I want to revisit it again now that I’ve had the better part of a year to explore different platforms. Right before Christmas the fan on my heatsink died, and I couldn’t find a replacement for it. I had to special […]

Someone’s in the Kitchen…

In the back of each volume of Atlantis: The Visionary Continent I’ve included bonus content that only people who buy the book get to see. Since I love to cook, the bonus content for volume #2 was a set of recipes I’ve developed over the years–each one supposedly coming from a character of the book. […]

Atlantis: TVC Volume #2 is Now Available!

It’s here, it’s here! It’s release day! I am absolutely floored that I got it done on time. I didn’t hit my original end of summer deadline, but I did make my fall one, and it feels good. I hope you all enjoy volume #2! As for me, I’m taking the rest of the holiday […]

Second Chances

One of the awesome parts of self-publishing is the ability to manage everything yourself. One of the horrible parts of it is the ability to manage everything yourself. So, you have to own any awful decisions you make. The original cover of Atlantis: TVC volume #1 was a debacle. I originally made my artwork too […]

Atlantis: TVC | Awakening | Volume #2 [Preview]

This is an excerpt from volume #2 of Atlantis: The Visionary Continent — Awakening Please be aware that this is a sample from a late draft, and may not be the exact text available in the final book. Volume #2 is due out in Late Fall/Early Winter. [Exact release date still pending.]     Everything […]