Category Archives: Author’s Comments

PUBLISHING DIARY: The most challenging 250 words of a novel are…

PUBLISHING DIARY: The most challenging 250 words of a novel are… Care to guess? Are these the first few sentences of a new story?  No.  The ending?  Not even close.  Believe it or not, it’s the summary that goes on the back … Continue reading

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PUBLISHING DIARY: Oops! I started writing a new book!

PUBLISHING DIARY:  Oops!  I started writing a new book!  Okay, probably not a common complaint for most people.  I get it, but yep, it’s happened!  I started, as stated in my last blog, using a new (to me) editor called … Continue reading

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Enjoying the journey – focusing on likes, not hate!

Enjoying the journey of focusing on likes, not hate!  It’s wonderful to go through and give props to all of those amazing talents that have been inspirations to me – and I still keep thinking up things!!!  I’ve also gotten … Continue reading

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Sharing what I like, not what I hate!

Sharing what I like, not what I hate!  As we get closer and closer to a certain November date, my social media is just filling up with oodles of badness, trying desperately to convince people to change decisions they are … Continue reading

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In … through … and beyond! Writing has started, again!

In … through … and beyond! – It’s probably one of the better quotes from a movie called “The Black Hole,” which while it has its flaws, is still a move I like.  The experience for me is strange, though, … Continue reading

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More questions from a reader of “The Fallen” answered!

Here are some more questions brought up by another reader of The Fallen. Question:  While he liked the story, overall, he felt it a bit too surrealistic that the creator religion would be so widely accepted by most Thurians without a … Continue reading

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I answer a reader’s questions about “The Fallen: Search for the Path!”

One of my readers, Alexei, left a very good and thoughtful review on Amazon full of questions and concerns about the book, The Fallen. Question:  (Paraphrased) The Fallen doesn’t bring a good closure to the series and introduces religion, which seems … Continue reading

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Check out the incredible detail in the cover of the new book, Trials of the Teldear!

One thing you may not appreciate in the artistry of someone who draws “cartoon animal pictures” is exactly how much detail a really good picture requires.  Take a look at the details of key areas of the cover to the new … Continue reading

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NEW BOOK COMING in less than 12 hours: Trials submitted to Amazon.com for publishing!

Trials of the Teldear, the latest book from the author of The Thurian Saga, has been submitted to Amazon.com for publishing!  By tomorrow morning, the book should be available to preview and purchase from Amazon.com!  Here is a close look of … Continue reading

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Feasting on Memories Part 4 is now live – Trials releases this weekend!

Part 4 of Feasting on Memories  is now available on the Bonus Stories page!  We continue to follow Van’s descriptions to Sahnassa of how she – even as an Anati cast-out – learned to protect herself and the rocky path … Continue reading

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