NINE Exciting Books of Fantasy Adventure!!!

July 21st, 2014 by JTL Categories: Informational

NOTE:  New blog entries (more recent) appear below this one! (To view the books of the Thurian Saga for purchase or preview, click one of the images below or check My Author Page.  Also, please follow me on Twitter!) NEW!!! Book 9: Brutally beaten to … Continue reading

The magic of writing, and why I keep coming back to it.

October 4th, 2017 by Site Administrator Categories: Author's Comments, Writing Process

The magic of writing, and why I keep coming back to it.  If you think writing is all I do or enjoy, not so.  I enjoy different things – live instrumental concerts, history, video games (especially of the survival or … Continue reading

A Summer of War and its Aftermath

August 21st, 2017 by Site Administrator Categories: Author's Comments, Informational

A Summer of War and its Aftermath:  Over the summer, I read through four very thick, Pulitzer Prize-winning books regarding World War II, the reasons for it, and the impacts from it.  There were a lot of causes for the … Continue reading

A season of inspiration (Part 3)

August 19th, 2017 by Site Administrator Categories: Author's Comments, Informational

A season of inspiration (Part 3): As affirming as all of the points of interest and inspiring places we visited this summer were the people we spent time with.  There was our immediate family, wonderful visits with relatives, and great … Continue reading

A Season of Inspiration (Part 2)

August 18th, 2017 by Site Administrator Categories: Author's Comments, Observations and Advice, Writing Process

A season of inspiration (Part 2):  Normally, I’m not much a beach person when it comes to just “hanging out” or “getting a tan” and so forth.  There is one respect, however, of a visit to the shore that I … Continue reading

A Season of Inspiration (Part 1)

August 17th, 2017 by Site Administrator Categories: Author's Comments, Informational, Writing Process

A Season of Inspiration (Part 1):  Growing up, the last gasp of a dying summer happened when I returned to school and was asked to describe “what you did over the break.”  As an adult, I still find myself doing … Continue reading

NOW IN PAPERBACK: THE RESCUE!!!

May 29th, 2017 by JTL Categories: Observations and Advice, Writing Updates

NOW IN PAPERBACK:  THE RESCUE!!!  The first book of The Thurian Saga is now available in paperback!  When I started this little adventure in publishing not so long ago, I used a different firm than Amazon.  Their high prices to create … Continue reading

PUBLISHING DIARY: NEW BOOK RELEASE DATE IS HERE!!!

May 26th, 2017 by JTL Categories: Writing Process, Writing Updates

PUBLISHING DIARY: NEW BOOK RELEASE DATE IS HERE!!!  Resurrection: The Beyond Thuria Trilogy Book Two is now available!  The journey that started December 20th, 2016 has finally finished, and the next chapter of this now nine-book series is now available on … Continue reading

PUBLISHING DIARY: The last mile … and a half of the publishing marathon.

May 23rd, 2017 by JTL Categories: Observations and Advice, Writing Updates

PUBLISHING DIARY:  The last mile … and a half of the publishing marathon.  As a random thing this morning, I looked up how long a marathon actually was, and wow – okay, for those of you who run those things, … Continue reading

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

May 18th, 2017 by JTL Categories: Author's Comments, Observations and Advice

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

PUBLISHING DIARY: An end, a middle, and a beginning!

May 6th, 2017 by JTL Categories: Writing Process, Writing Updates

PUBLISHING DIARY: An end, a middle, and a beginning!  The surprising non-linear way of writing a linear story can be a bit surprising.  For example, take this weekend.  Last week, the editors finished their work on Beyond: Conversion, and I made … Continue reading