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Gearmeister Siege Released

Gearmeister Siege, Book 3 of The Siege Chronicles, is available now on Amazon.com. Having survived another death-defying battle, Davrick hopes he might finally get a chance to rest easy. But word soon arrives of a major Resistance defeat at the hands of the Grand Imperium’s relentless legions. Those not killed have...

An Honorable Mention to DragonCon

Well, DragonCon 2020 is canceled this year, due to COVID-19, apart from some virtual convention events that you can see here. I thought it might be a good time to put up this old CollegeHumor “Cosplay Catastrophe” video. Yes, it’s about Comic-Con, but if you’ve ever been to DragonCon, then...

Painting a Picture with Words

If you’ve ever taken any creative writing courses, then you’ve heard it countless times before: “show, don’t tell.” In fact, you are probably sick of hearing it. But for a beginning writer, this simple bit of common writing advice is actually quite unhelpful. What does it actually mean when we...

Gearmeister Siege / Aircruiser Siege Cover Art

I would like to share with you today the cover art for Gearmeiser Siege and Aircruiser Siege novellas. The covers art was created by Jean Paul Fiction (that’s not his last name, but what he prefers as his illustrator name). Jean Paul Fiction is a wonderful illustrator and concept artist...

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds

Alex Kurtzman, who’s presently in charge of new Star Trek projects, says that the upcoming new Star Trek series, Strange New Worlds, will return to its roots, with episodic “planet-of-the-week” stories and the bright optimism for the future that made The Original Series so endearing (and enduring). Star Trek: Strange...

Mercenary Siege Released

Mercenary Siege, Book 2 of The Siege Chronicles, is available now on Amazon.com. Following their daring escape from the battle-train in a stolen ornithopter, Davrick, Sid, and Talyaana are out of fuel and forced to land. Pursued by enemy search parties, the trio sets off across the scarred battlefields of a kingdom...

NASA Launches New Mars Rover

Exciting news in space! NASA has launched the new Mars Rover “Perseverance” and the craft is now safely on its way to Mars. Perseverance, aka “Percy,” will reach Mars in February 2021, and (hopefully) land safely in Jezero Crater. Perseverance is designed very similar to the Curiosity rover, but has...

Cover Art for “Mercenary Siege”

Here’s the cover art for my upcoming book, Mercenary Siege, Book 2 of the Siege Chronicles. The illustration was made by Guillem H. Pongiluppi, who does excellent fantasy illustrations with darker tones. Check out his portfolio on ArtStation, especially his work on Solomon Kane and Star Wars. Mercenary Siege will be...

Brandon Sanderson on Writing and Rejection

Brandon Sanderson, who is widely considered the current reigning champion of modern fantasy epics, may seem to be the last person to have suffered endless streams of rejection letters from agents and publishers. In fact, before he was published, Brandon Sanderson wrote 13 novels, all rejected by everyone he sent...

Battle-Train Siege Released

Battle-Train Siege, Book 1 of The Siege Chronicles, is available for purchase now on Amazon.com. A bounty hunter with a price on his head, Davrick Caliburn must evade the sorcerous reach of the Grand Imperium. Never mind the fact that his new employer is a vampiric blood-baroness—she’s promised him a...