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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...

Sample from Eruption – for your enjoyment

Sample from Eruption – for your enjoyment

Today, I thought I'd share a chapter from the upcoming Eruption (Book 2 of Conquerors of K'Tara). The scene is at Horn's Pass, Prince Toras's fortress in the northwest of the kingdom, the place where our heroes first encountered and fought the Serpent.  The scene...

Eruption draft almost complete!

Eruption draft almost complete!

Tonight, I reached the 96% point in Book 2 of Conquerors of K'Tara, while finishing a scene between Prince Toras and his prima, Laiella Lux Baiula, who are discussing the news about his father's decision to invade Zebulonia within a fourth or two, and discussing their...

A difficult twist in the plot

A difficult twist in the plot

So, because several someones told me that it matters that I continue to share what goes on with the novel, I will share this particular difficulty I've been facing for a few days now, the resolution of which may introduce little or entire new twists in the story's...

In support of our Earth, in support of US

In support of our Earth, in support of US

Today, I am not writing about my novel but about a topic I have been passionate about since I was a teen, that is: trying to understand humanity's impact on our world and on our environment, and to understand whether it is really as bad as many say, and if so, why....

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