Tag: fantasy

  • The writing of RISE OF THE DRAMAN

    The book launched two days ago on April 6, 2020. Here’s how it came to be. Over a year ago, tired of the series I’d been working on, I decided to take a break and try my hand at a short story. Up to this point, my smallest work came to just under 34,000 words […]

  • NEW RELEASE! Rise of the Draman

    Orphaned as an infant, Croft spent his early years in the harsh confines of the Abbey, dreaming of befriending a dragon. When the day finally came, an accident leaves him utterly changed and bonded to a beast named Rueloo. Facing prejudice and fear, Croft builds a quiet life in the nest among his dragon friends […]

  • 2019 – A Retrospective

    A few thoughts on last year, both personally and as a writer. ME Renewed a twenty year old friendship – what a blessing! Welcomed another grandson (four grandchildren now) Celebrated my younger son’s birthday, in person, for the first time in MANY years Took on a PT job for several months to help with the […]

  • BOOK REVIEW – Midshipman Henry Gallant in Space

    I was drawn to this book by the cover and title, expecting a good old fashioned space adventure. I also found the primary plot idea intriguing – a “natural” human having to prove himself among genetically advanced shipmates. Finally, when the description mentioned “for fans of Honor Harrington”, I was sold! All too soon, my […]

  • WEEKLY ROUNDUP – Medieval Maundering

    Weekly Roundup is an update on what’s going on in my world. Welcome! My current project is a series of fantasy novelettes which began with Dragon Child. While not true period pieces, the stories are heavily influenced by the life, language and customs of medieval England. When I set out to write a dragon story, […]

  • Weekly Roundup – The Long Road to a Short Story

    Weekly Roundup is an update on what’s going on in my world. Welcome! Next week I intend to introduce the first installment of the short story I have been working on, entitled DRAGON CHILD. It’s a fantasy tale set in the quasi-middle ages about a young orphan boy, a kingdom at risk, and nest full […]

  • Weekly Roundup – Novel vs. Short Story: What’s the Difference?

    Weekly Roundup is an update on what’s going on in my world. Welcome! For a reader, the most obvious difference between a novel and short story is the number of words. For a writer, it’s so much more! Since I started writing seriously in 2015, the desire and opportunity to craft a short story have […]

  • Weekly Roundup 7-11-18 “The Visit” A blast from the past.

    Weekly Roundup is an update on what’s going on in my world. Welcome! I ran across a bunch of stories and poems I wrote during my school days and chose “The Visit” to share with you today. This one was a 10th-grade English class assignment which I have never forgotten. Enjoy! #### The Visit I […]

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