Saturday, February 23, 2013

Finally Chapter one is ready to put online. I'm setting late spring/early summer 2013 as my goal for publishing on Amazon.

You can view it through Google docs here. Chapter one

I also posted it on Chapter one

Please if you have a moment, look it over and I welcome any feedback or comments.

Friday, February 22, 2013

What I've been reading...

Yes I'm still polishing off chapter one of Monsoon Reign and will release it soon. In the mean time I wanted to take a moment to share a series I have been enjoying recently. I just finished reading book 4 of The Fireblade Array: Blazed Union, by H.O. Charles.

One thing I've notice in self published books are a large amount of writing mistakes that would be caught if the author took a little more time to go over their work. This is why it takes me so long in my rewrites, I want to put the best possible story out their for my readers. My greatest desire is for the reader to immerse into the world I have created and not be jarred out by a blatant mistake, misspelling or just plain bad writing.

But I digress. The point I am slowly getting to is that H.O. Charles has been one of the best self-published authors I have had the privilege to read. The author has achieved the ability to put me into the story and keep me there. It is a perfect balance of Epic Fantasy, Romance and Humor.  I would also add a brief description of the books but I think I will allow the author to do that.

With book 1 offered for free on amazon and the subsequent e-books only 2.99; you just can't go wrong with  giving this series a try.

Monday, February 11, 2013

    I finished the final major revision of Monsoon Reign this weekend. A few more little tweaks and I plan to release chapter one for free. After the cover art is finished I will publish the entire novel on Amazon.
    I may be biased since he's by brother in law, but Mark is one of my favorite artists. I've not only entrusted him with my cover but with my skin as well. Check out his work here.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Monsoon Reign

In a post apocalyptic world where children are no longer born, but summoned through a religious calling, the wife of a powerful politician becomes pregnant. Using his powers and influence, the Duke overthrows the current king setting the kingdom into chaos. Kathair must decide whether to accept her fate in this politically and religiously corrupt society or attempt to flee as her world crashes down around her.

My first novel, MONSOON REIGN, is currently in the final stages of revision. I will post more about a publication date as soon as I know.

Cover Art Concept

Concept cover art. A work in progress by one of my favorite artist's Mark Fettig.

Welcome to my blog. A little about myself:

I am a writer, artist, general jack of all trades. I've dabbled in medicine, factory work and the food industry before giving in to my inner muse that has been demanding that I write since I was a child. I am vertically challenged (under 5 foot, okay?) and married to the love of my life for nearly 18 years now. We have four great kids, one grandchild and a funny little Sun Conure named Excalibur.