Cradle of Sea & Soil Paperback Now Available

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So yeah, title. As you can see, the book (which you can purchase here) is a little chunky but still looks beautiful in person thanks to that gorgeous artwork and the fantastic design job Shawn King did! I also want to give special thanks to my assistant, Akela, for agreeing to model and show just how snuggle-licious the book is! … Read More

Islandborn Book 2 – Stormbringers

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Okay, sorry for the lack of updates. Been a busy month on all fronts. Work, personal ventures, keeping pace with my writing schedule, and squeezing in time for myself has been kind of a juggling act, but I’m managing. World’s also slowly growing crazier, but I’ve mostly stayed sane and safe, so I’m grateful for that too. Anyway, the paperback … Read More

Cradle of Sea and Soil has finally released!

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Short little post, though I feel as if being able to say this is both crazy and amazing: my book has finally released! I’d appreciate it if you took a gander! Next will be finishing up the paperback, which will hopefully be ready near the start of July. The audiobook is still pending. I’d like to make one if possible, … Read More

OMG okay it’s happening! (+Giveaway)

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Well. This is it, isn’t it? The final weekend before release, and the day itself is just around the corner. June 23rd. Who decided it should be so soon? Oh, that’s right. I did. Well, minor mental breakdowns aside, I’m actually excited to share my novel with the rest of the world. Yes, the thought still frightens the shit out … Read More

Cradle of Sea and Soil Cover Reveal

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I’m pleased to finally reveal the cover for Cradle of Sea and Soil, due out June 23rd. Coinciding with this, the wonderful folks at Fantasy Book Critic are also doing a cover reveal! Definitely take a peek! I talk a bit about myself and my inspirations for the cover’s design direction and also briefly discuss the novel itself. You can … Read More

Finishing with a flourish

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Phew. I’m proud to finally say that Cradle of Sea and Soil is finally on its final sprint to completion. Getting there hasn’t been the easiest journey, but I immensely enjoyed writing the book and find myself very satisfied with the results. It’s not over yet though; the novel is currently with my editor, so it still has to go … Read More

No, your first draft isn’t shit

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Something I’ve seen going around in communities such as /r/writing and /r/fantasywriters is a belief that your first draft is supposed to be utterly terrible and irredeemable. Ernest Hemingway literally said the same thing, actually, and it’s a sentiment echoed by a lot of writers, famous or otherwise. It’s an interesting way of looking at things because these same people … Read More

Where have all the nonhumans gone?

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I grew up on a very different kind of exposure to fantasy than most people. That was partly thanks to Daeluin, the roleplaying forum I joined as a kid, as well as my mixed interest in both eastern and western fantasy. For me, fantasy had always been a richly magical thing, full of impossible civilizations and their impossible creations. Even … Read More