Because I Like Them: Take 2


There’s an odd debate in sci-fi and fantasy writers’ circles. Some of them absolutely hate maps and say they are useless. And that readers don’t care about them. I happen to like maps, of any…

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In Case You Were Wondering


In case you were wondering where I am with Game of Lies, I’ve got some news for you. In a day or so, I’ll be sending it to my editor. While I’d originally planned to…

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In Search of Words


The last few weeks have been so disturbing and heart wrenching. It’s hard to even know what to say. Somehow, we’ll get through this, and hopefully, recent events will spark some much-needed changes. May we…

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Looking Forward to More Magic


Now that Flight of the Spark is out in the world, I’m deep in throws of two major projects. Two of them involved the fantasy world of Flight of the Spark. First up is a…

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The Importance of Beta Readers


What I Learned the Hard Way My first novel (the soon to be released yet untitled fantasy) took me 6 years to write. One reason was that at times I worked on some other major…

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Because I Like Them


Shortly after I started working on my novel, I drew a sketch of the world that I was creating. It was a bad one. But it was enough to keep me oriented. So I didn’t…

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Finding My Way


    Ever wonder why people are the way they are? I do. Maybe that’s why I enjoy creating backstory for my characters. This week I started writing a short story about James, who plays…

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Ideas are Everywhere


  I’m often asked how I come up with my ideas. Good question. Sometimes I sit down and try to conjure up the most awesome idea. Half an hour of concentrated brainstorming usually doesn’t get…

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A Source of Inspiration


I’m so inspired. And envious. And impatient. Why am I feeling all these things at once? Vera Nazarian, author of the Atlantis Grail series, just posted a pair of YouTube videos. In them, she’s reading…

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Why Write?


  When I was three, my mother gave me one of the best gifts anyone has ever given me. That gift was the ability to learn to read. This gift opened up the world of…

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