42 days into the new year so here's an update! While I'm going to stay quiet about my current progress (mystery), I wanted to share a sneak peek of this year's expected series. Sometime in the coming year, my readers will be able to enjoy: 👑 The Descent Files: HANA A complete novella series, set in [...]
New Year's is one of my favorite times of the year: the end of one year and the start of the next! A moment of transition and refreshing momentum. The subtle shift of that last numerical unit on every single date I write and see. Anyways, a lot has happened in the past year for [...]
If you could, would you WANT to lucid dream... Or if you have already, do you USE your experience in your art? Either way, lucid dreaming is one of those life experiences that can inform artful writing as much as any other lived or observed phenomena. Dreams felt in a lucid sense, with full awareness [...]
Released Today on Kindle and Smashwords. An Etheric Fantasy Short Story. In a rush, Hanhoka must reach her long-time colleague before the practice of trading Souls is banned. With her brother, Hinom, at her side, they make their way to the meeting place. Souls are in short supply, things seem desperate, but a rare sighting [...]
The halfway mark (Nov 15) was yesterday for this year's NaNoWriMo. The reason I participate in NaNoWriMo is because it is a structured opportunity to challenge myself (plus I enjoy the tracker). I set my goal for this November at 175,000 words. Why did I set my goal so high? While inspired by Dean Wesley Smith's [...]
I've been quiet on here, but that's because of some indecision and then concrete action towards my direction when it comes to blogging and writing. At first I was going to write a series of writerly advice when it comes to self-publishing, getting covers, the nuts-and-bolts, that sort of thing... but after planning four months [...]
Roughly about two days ago, my first SFF novella was released on Kindle and Smashwords. A Stand-Alone Science Fiction & Fantasy Novella. In the cold dark expanse of space, for over 18,500 years, an organic spacecraft known as Niobe has roamed alone. No humans, no galactic civilizations, no family generations, only the remnant of a [...]
A lovely review of my short story from the Daytime Renegade.
A “universe of souls where manifestation is a literal thought away and the Strong-Willed harshly rule”. . .
An etheric plane between dimensions with no rules save that the weak will be consumed . . .
Lein posits a world some souls do not move on to paradise or ultimate rest upon death, instead ending up in The Other Side, a Wild West free-for-all where the strong rule. Niman finds himself in the thrall of the spider-like Hanhoka, his Guide, who teaches him and the mysterious Katilo how to find and consume souls from multiple dimensions . . . though Niman himself has no interest in doing so.
Still, he is tasked with training Meelik, a lizard-like lik, how to survive in The Other Side, in the hopes of revealing Meelik’s guide, who…
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The last day of August brings cool winds and a gentle sun here. In my home, the windows are open and crickets chirp while a luxurious breeze drifts through. It is the perfect send-off for a fairly stressful month. The last couple of months have been spent balancing between my current day job and working [...]