Paladin Jinaari looked at the other nine men in the room. They were all dressed in full armor, minus helms. Shields rested on their backs, swords on their waists. Seven of them he was about to call brother. The eighth? His gaze fell on Alesso. I did nothing to you, he thought. Yet you will … Continue reading Paladin
Priestess Thia waited in the alcove, her soul calmer than it had been in months. I wish you were here, Papa. I wish I knew if you were proud of me. While the other acolytes chatted with nervous excitement, she kept her gaze on the doors. The next time they opened, the rite would begin. … Continue reading Priestess
Lesson Learned Thia stood outside the door; her eyes closed tightly. I have to do this, she thought. Father Philip told them not to hurt me. Keroys told all the priests and priestesses that I was under his protection, that I needed to be here. Maybe it won’t be as bad as I think. Taking … Continue reading Lesson learned
Book bans, boycotts, and burning
Censorship is wrong. I'd love to just leave it there, but I can't. Not everyone out there is going to like the same book. You'll get hard pressed to get 25 people randomly polled on the the street to all agree that they like one title or author. In this place I call home, in … Continue reading Book bans, boycotts, and burning
One month later…a contest!
Well, it's been a month! 'Scales and Stingers' has been available for 4 weeks now. There's been some great highs! I'm still chasing the unicorn on Amazon! Let's be honest. I'm still chasing the cryptic fragment of a treasure map! So...I'm running a contest from NOW through 4 pm PDT on 4/14/2023! Like this post...leave … Continue reading One month later…a contest!
And we’re live!!!
Have you ever had that moment where there's no photo you can add to convey what you feel? 'Scales and Stingers' went live this morning. You can go here and find the shop you prefer to read through to get a copy. Waiting for Thia's story to be published, even once I had a home … Continue reading And we’re live!!!
These final hours
It's currently 5:26pm PDT on Monday, March 13th. In 6 hours and 4 minutes, 'Scales and Stingers' will go live across multiple platforms. I'm thrilled that today was busy at work. I needed the distraction. The road getting to this point has been interesting. When I started writing Thia's story, beyond the game, it was … Continue reading These final hours
3 weeks out – time to meet Alesso
We're down to 21 days before release! 3 short weeks until everyone can read Thia's story. Today, though, I'd like to introduce you to someone named Alesso. He's my publisher's favorite character, by the way. Alesso Alesso trailed behind Lukas. “Where are we going?” “The stables. The rest of your training unit is there. Best … Continue reading 3 weeks out – time to meet Alesso
4 weeks. 28 days. That's how long the wait is at now. As we get closer (eep!), I'll share some of the special events lined up for the weekend before launch day. There's a podcast I'll be on, and Creative James Media is doing an online party for me on the 12th. Until that point, … Continue reading 4 weeks!!!!!!!!!
Some backstory to whet your appetite!
Okay, we're inching closer to launch day. It honestly seems to be speeding up! I'm counting days now instead of weeks! One thing I've done with my newsletter (you can sign up here if you haven't already) is to share some backstories. These are snippets of Jinaari or Thia's life before the events of 'Scales … Continue reading Some backstory to whet your appetite!