Another one bites the typewriter. I’m pleased to announce that I’ve completed another novel. It’s a fantasy book, set in Biblical times, with all the lovely cliches you can think of. Heroic warriors, the Book of Revelations, the Number of the Beast, Armageddon, everything, and then some. Plus, there’s a lovely story, too.Read More
Go figure, I’m feeling benevolent again. Which means you can lay your digital hands on a free Kindle copy of The Broken, the second book in The Lost Words series, starting April 8, midnight PST and ending April 10, same time. If you haven’t downloaded this one yet, and let me remind you of the lovely and lucrative Dedoimedo contest, then you might wanna put an entry in your calendar for later this week.
One of the great challenges writers face is letting go. When you create a new character, you try to make it unique. Colorful. Realistic. And as different from yourself as possible. Otherwise, it just becomes a self-therapy for your alter ego, and your characters all look and behave a very bland and boring same. The farther you go, the more freedom you have. Then, you face a moral question. What is the one thing you will never ever let your hero do?
Recently, I started reading a 19th Century novel, The Black Coats: The Parisian Jungle by Paul Feval, and translated by Brian Stableford. Predictably, the book offers a very olden writing style. Omnipotent, with numerous interruptions from the author slash narrator, and frequent point of view jumps between characters. This makes for a somewhat hectic read. But.
Admit it, some books are better than others. And not just because a certain author makes a better work with words than his or her fellow companions. Sometimes, it comes down to a purely emotional reaction to the setting. The Hobbit Shire, the Shannara world, Locke Lamora and his band of thieves. So if you had to choose, what is your ideal type of fantasy, as a reader and as a writer?
That’s not actually the title of the book. But that’s definitely the theme of the book. My new book. I wouldn’t call it historical fiction, especially not when you toss in dragons into the bowl and mix it all up. The Book of Revelations, Armageddon, dragons, the end of the world. That’s the basic storyline. How about a sample chapter?Read More
As simple as that. The holiday season is upon us, and as my loyal readers, you get a whole bunch of gifts. Mostly books. In the coming weeks, the three volumes in The Lost Words series will be free for download for an amazing total of ten days. You read it right. Ten days!Read More
There, a hyperbole. A catchy title to, well, catch your attention. But the thing is, I believe I’ve read more books this year than any other year before, and most of those books were first reads. New books. And they came recommended by the Goodreads community, which is always a good thing.Read More
Hear, hear. On Friday through Saturday, November 7-8, Pacific Standard Time, starting at midnight, The Forgotten, the third and penultimate volume in my The Lost Words allegedly grimdark series will be free for download on Amazon Kindle! This means, in a few days, you ought to exercise your mouse clicks.