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Update on the completion of Eruption

Update on the completion of Eruption

Still working on completing Eruption. I had huge crisis a, week ago, which stopped me for a few days, a crisis that came when I sat back to think of the ending of Eruption and believed that it was all wrong. But, after speaking to my kids and some reader friends about...

Ronin Part 3 just released!

Ronin Part 3 just released!

Ronin Part 3, the continuation of the adventure which will eventually take Ronin and Julia from Earth to 'Tara, has just been released in Kindle version. In this third short, Ronin finally succeeds in getting Julia admitted Upside so that she may join General...

Last 3 chapters of Eruption outlined

Last 3 chapters of Eruption outlined

After writing a few scenes about the arrival of the Zebulonian and Alvinorian armies in the south of the kingdom--which region the Zebulonians reached by crossing a large mountain chain separating the two rival nations--I have now penned the first words of the last...

The Yerlayan Plains – Eruption Excerpt

The Yerlayan Plains – Eruption Excerpt

Another--short--excerpt from Eruption for your enjoyment today (or this weekend). This one, describing the arrival of the feared Zebulonian army into Alvinoria. Let me know what you think about the mood, the imagery. Do you think it captures well the illustration?...

What it takes to bring a story to life

What it takes to bring a story to life

You may wonder, sometimes, how an independent author creates their works. Do they do it all on their own? And if not, where do they find the help to help them bring their stories to life? If you’ve been following me for a while, you probably know some of the answers...

Tentative Cover for Eruption

Tentative Cover for Eruption

Hello all, if you've been wondering what the cover for Eruption, Book 2 of Conquerors of K'Tara, may be, here are Michele (Meekeleh) Parisi's sketches of it. What do you think? The cover portrays Prince Toras at the head of a force composed of his Black Guardians,...

Holiday update

Holiday update

I wasn't sure what to write in this "Holiday" post, whether to simply give everyone my wishes too, or to provide an update on the completion of Eruption. I will therefore do both. To begin, I will tell you that the writing of the final chapters is progressing well. As...

Nervous about ending

Nervous about ending

I am making progress, nervous progress.  Nervous because I realize the end of Book 2 is approaching, and perhaps I do not wish to write this tense, frightening ending. But I must. All else that needed to be told about this chapter of the story, I have written. This is...

A thing about me

A thing about me

Last week, a reader--someone who started following me recently--asked me a question. She asked if I could share some of the things I do when I am not writing. So, after thinking about it for a while, and asking myself how much I am willing to divulge about my private...

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