The Legacy of Aris – Book 11 Manuscript is FINISHED!!!

August 11th, 2018 by Site Administrator Categories: Writing Updates

The Legacy of Aris – Book 11 Manuscript is FINISHED!!!  And now, as before, the real work begins!  This book represents a shift from the original arc of Vanarra, Sanassa, and Theo to a whole new race and species.  While … Continue reading

The Thurian Saga now has a truly epic overture!

June 30th, 2018 by Site Administrator Categories: Author's Comments, Informational

The Thurian Saga now has a truly epic overture!  Exceptionally talented composer and musician, Iain James Armour, has just created an amazing overture for The Thurian Saga!  Mr. Armour has recorded at Abbey Road Studios in London and with the 70-piece … Continue reading

Incarnation Updated and Ascension loses 20,000 words!

March 10th, 2018 by Site Administrator Categories: Author's Comments, Writing Process

Incarnation Updated and Ascension loses 20,000 words!  Oh, it’s all good!  Thus far, my editors haven’t come back with suggestions to lower the page count and tighten things up, but this time, for Ascension, they did. So, I have been going through that story, … Continue reading

The Legacy of Aris approaching two-thirds done…

February 11th, 2018 by JTL Categories: Author's Comments, Writing Updates

The Legacy of Aris is approaching two-thirds done!  This is book eleven for me, and this weekend was dedicated to going through a review of not only it, but Ascension, Resurrection, and even Incarnation!  One of my readers was kind … Continue reading

The (not so) New Year, and where things stand…

January 29th, 2018 by JTL Categories: Informational, Writing Updates

The (not so) New Year, and where things stand…  First, Happy New Year!  I’m going to try to a little bit better about posting, but in all honesty, during the holidays and Christmas, there’s not much to report other than … Continue reading

New Story, New Worlds, New Challenges!

December 4th, 2017 by Site Administrator Categories: Author's Comments, Writing Updates

New Story, New Worlds, New Challenges! After writing about Thurians, their struggles, and their world for nearly 10 years, it is a difficult task to start writing about a completely new set of characters on a different world with different … 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