I finally feel 95% normal after committing mass genocide Wednesday afternoon. No regrets. I went to bed at 8PM that evening a bit nauseated with a mild headache. I watched an hour-long documentary about N. Korean dictator Kim Jong-un.

The headache intensified and my gut started churning while watching the doc. Since I had no guilt over the mass executions I had committed, I thought it was something I ate that day, but I had eaten the normal stuff.… Read more

12308775_10207271787625708_8364153024136053772_nWhat’s the most important thing a writer can do when writing a book? FINISH!

No matter how rickety the construction, get…it…done! I learned this with Blood & Soul. To me, my struggle was monumental because I put a lot of pressure on myself to write the best book I could write. I labored long, long hours to find the theme, the message, the climax for the first book.

What is the moment of resolution for Out of Oblivion?… Read more

To celebrate Spring Break and provide an epic escape for those inclined, Blood & Soul is FREE on Amazon starting tomorrow at 12:01AM. I will GIVE it away until Thursday at 11:59PM. So, to my friends who’ve read it, SHARE THIS POST on the social network of your choice or forward the

link along to someone who you think would enjoy an epic adventure. THANK YOU!

As many of you know, I have written huge amounts in the Creed of Kings Saga.… Read more

All I have to compare is my own experience. Blood & Soul continues to sell a fewBlood_&_Soul_Frontcover_FinalAGB books a month with zero promotion and it’s been almost two years since publication. Although I’ve tried to understand why it’s still selling, I’m bewildered and happy about it. I could have promoted it more in the last year but I’ve been working on the next book, Out of Oblivion. At the end of the day (pardon the cliche…and the rhyme) I have to write more.… Read more

I’m a few days away from completing the first draft of Out of Oblivion, the next book in the Creed of Kings Saga. I suspect it will take a few more drafts before it goes to my editor, Andrew Doty at Editwright.com. Like Blood & Soul the next book can be read separately.

Thought I’d share a couple of recent reviews of Blood & Soul. To see on Goodreads click here.… Read more

Chipping away.  After wasting some valuable time, I’ve finally got things in place for writing more. I’ve had big issues with my laptop and time over the last year. My laptop was huge. I loved the big screen. Some of you have seen it. It’s an anchor. It’s powerful. I think it could be used as a weapon. It’s lethal and it’s awesome.

But when I sit down to write at my favorite places it’s like setting up camp.… Read more

In other words, I believe that if you rush things, take shortcuts, you only make mistakes or won’t choose the best route thus it slows you down and things get complicated. It’s an old adage – slow and steady wins the race.

I had to back up on the next book in the Creed of Kings Saga. Wow. Such revelations if you plumb the depths of your story. Out of Oblivion is shaping up nicely.… Read more

Lots of people are asking on a regular basis if I’m writing the next book. YES! I made huge strides during the editing of Blood & Soul on the next book. I wrote the outline to Out of Oblivion.  WhySpiritual-Awakening-Sedona write an outline you may ask? Well, I’ve written 5,001, even 10,001 words that got obsoleted by a change in the story. That is why I outline now and will continue to do so in the future.… Read more

A lot of readers have asked about the pronunciation of names in my book. Because the book is other-worldly I chose to make up names. 99% of fantasy fiction writers do this as well. I worked to make them easy to say. Below is a guide to pronouncing the words. Not a fancy dictionary type guide, but some helpful suggestions on how to sound them out and a micro bio.

People:

Athorigan – Uh-thor-egun
*King of the Midvast
Ledarrin – Led-Arron
*The king’s bastard son.… Read more

Matthew Bell – a part of the family where I work – went on a journey/tour last summer with his wife, brother-in-law and a 1976 Argosy travel trailer. This is more than just a little independent documentary. It’s packed with wonder and made with love, it shines through the whole 37 minutes, never missing a beat or striking a sour note. I loved it. Heartfelt. Authentic. Refreshing. I wanted to be there. The music, the mood, the vision comes through so sweetly and so moving.… Read more