Avalon Falls

Several years ago, right after I finished writing All My Holy Mountain in 2007, I wrote a crime novel. I wrote a crime novel for several reasons. It wasn’t a series that would take me half a decade or more to develop and write, like BOTB. In fact, as a stand alone novel that was[…]

Meridium – Everybody Wants It

How do people walk above the ground, as though treading on the very air? How do ships sail above the desert sands? How do city lights absorb the sun’s heat during the day and return that light at night, lighting the streets of the great Barra-Dohn? How can a world without fossil fuels like oil[…]

The Great, Wide World

I deliberated – having mentioned meridium in my last post – whether I should turn my attention there for my next post on the new series, but I decided that having started with Barra-Dohn, another post on the general category of ‘setting’ was in order. Part of my early planning for this series, several years[…]

Welcome to Barra-Dohn

From the very first page, The Darker Road will feel very different then The Binding of the Blade. There are many reasons for this, but one of the main ones is the shift in setting. Much of the book takes place in the city of Barra-Dohn, a proud and mighty city, surrounded by a sea[…]

Follow My Progress

While the wheels slowly turn in the publishing department, and AMG and I work to get The Darker Road ready for publication, the wheels must also turn in the writing department. So, I’ve set the little progress bar on the the side of my blog to reflect the status of that effort. When you check[…]

Farewell to Kirthanin

I almost called this post “A Whole New World,” but suddenly the sights and sounds of Aladdin rose up before me and convinced me this wasn’t the way to go. Of course, by telling you this, I’ve just evoked those same sights and sounds, but so be it. Once I’d realized the connection, I just[…]

The Darker Road

Yes, that’s right. ‘TDR’ stands for The Darker Road. That’s my working title for the first book in The Wandering. Of course, I don’t know for sure yet that either of those will be the actual titles for the book or the series, but they’ve been called that in my head for so long now,[…]

Guest Blog

I was asked in August to consider writing a guest blog for the site, “Speculative Faith.” I finally was able to do that this past week and it has now been posted there. Here’s the link: Speculative Faith Check it out & check out the rest of the site if you’ve never been there. There’s[…]