Fantasy, Hobbies, Uncategorized

Fabulous: Dressing Like a Hobbit and Making People Laugh

When I was in high school, I was introduced to the wonderful world of J.R.R. Tolkien: Middle-earth. First I read The Hobbit (as one does--it's still my favorite to this day) and then I made my way through The Lord of the Rings trilogy in a few weeks' time. What made me want to read… Continue reading Fabulous: Dressing Like a Hobbit and Making People Laugh

Book, Book cover, Fantasy

Death’s Key Has a Cover and It is HERE!

The wait is over. Here is the cover for book three in The Goblets Immortal trilogy: Death's Key Cover Years after the Circle disbanded, Meraude builds an army to rid the land of mortals, wizards, and anyone she cannot control. The Goblets Immortal and the throne of Inohaim Tower soon will be hers! But there… Continue reading Death’s Key Has a Cover and It is HERE!

Book, Fantasy

Pre-Order Incentives for Death’s Key

10/2/22: As of today, there are ten pre-order incentives left. I'll try to keep this up-to-date. DEATH'S KEY cover From what I understand, Death's Key (The Goblets Immortal 3) is slated to come out November 15, 2022! And, as usual, I am offering pre-order incentives (US mailing addresses only--sorry!) to the first 20 people (18… Continue reading Pre-Order Incentives for Death’s Key

Books, Comedy, Fantasy, Tea

9 Teas Worthy of a Fellowship…of the Ring

I stayed up late one night--WAY too late, to be honest--and so I got very silly, as I am wont to do when I am very sleep-deprived. So I came to thinking: what tea would each member of the Fellowship of the Ring of Power be most likely to drink? Thus, we now have this… Continue reading 9 Teas Worthy of a Fellowship…of the Ring

Books, Fantasy, writing

I’m Ecstatic to Announce…the Birth of a Totally New Series!

Don't panic! This is it. The moment I have been waiting for: I finally get to announce (on my blog, that is) that the first book in my duology has been accepted for publication by Flame Tree Press! The title of the book is Brittle and the duology--is not a duology any more. Oops. Instead… Continue reading I’m Ecstatic to Announce…the Birth of a Totally New Series!

Fantasy, short story

You are Cordially Invited to Run – A short story

Here's a flash fiction I wrote a while ago. Enjoy! __ "You are cordially invited to run. I'll give you a two-minute head start." I had found the note lying on the desk in the reading room at my library on All Hallows Eve. "It must have been someone's bookmark," I said, holding the paper… Continue reading You are Cordially Invited to Run – A short story

Books, Fantasy, Reading, Social media, writing

Author Interview With the Avon Lake Public Library

Hi! As you may have known, I did an interview back in June. It was about my books and my writing and, oh, everything writerly. If you missed out on the live Zoom session, it was recorded and has recently been uploaded to YouTube. Come watch me have a bit of fun! AUTHOR INTERVIEW There… Continue reading Author Interview With the Avon Lake Public Library

Fantasy, Reading, short story

A Fairy Tale Intervention: A Short Story

Here's the first short story I ever sold (to AlienSkin Magazine.) Enjoy! Content advisory: Drug use. #      “Pinocchio, you do know why we’re all here today, don’t you?” Dr. Gilganbach looked down at the wooden puppet, who was busily puffing on a joint.      “Um…” Pinocchio looked around the room. Old Mother Hubbard and… Continue reading A Fairy Tale Intervention: A Short Story

Book, Fantasy, Food, writing

Eating Cake to Celebrate a Book

As I mentioned last week, I finished writing the first draft of a fantasy novel on the first of this month. To celebrate, I had my good friend J. over to share cake with me (we're both vaccinated, for those wondering, and are very careful about who we're around.) This book in particular has been… Continue reading Eating Cake to Celebrate a Book

Book, Fantasy, Uncategorized

Twitter Contest: $15 Amazon Gift Card Prize

Hey, guys. I'm running a contest on Twitter at the moment for a $15 Amazon gift card (US only, unless I can send an electronic gift card internationally.) The rules are simple: Take a photo of a copy of The Goblets Immortal You don't have to be in the pic. It doesn't even have to… Continue reading Twitter Contest: $15 Amazon Gift Card Prize