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Tuesday, August 8th, 2006 @ 4:59 pm | Comments Off

Haven't had time to write in the last while. I'm thinking about writing for a month, then spending a month editing. Then writing a month, then editing a month. We've had some water damage at the house, and crews have been working the last week to fix it - which... Read More

Glastonbury Abbot’s Kitchen

Monday, July 17th, 2006 @ 12:33 pm | Comments Off

As I was writing this weekend, I did some research for the kitchen where Lia and Sowe live. I wanted it to be as realistic as possible, so I modeled if after a real abbey kitchen. I've been using Glastonbury Abbey in Somerset, England, as a source of inspiration. I... Read More

Chapters 1-3

Thursday, July 13th, 2006 @ 4:47 pm | Comments Off

So July marked the beginning of this project. I read a few novels within the YA field (but not in the fantasy genre) and decided to give it a go. I've written the first three chapters so far. The protagonist's name is Lia (at least it is for now). I'm... Read More

The Wretched of Muirwood

Wednesday, June 28th, 2006 @ 12:43 pm | 2Comments

For the last few months/years, I have been wrestling with a new story idea to turn into a YA novel. One of my best friends (Jeremy) has insisted that I keep working on the Minya novels or finish the Kingmakers trilogy. But those are stories I thought up years ago... Read More

Epilogue

Tuesday, June 13th, 2006 @ 4:18 pm | 2Comments

Had to write the Epilogue for Deep Magic yesterday. We managed to raise close to $1000 in less than 10 days, but it just wasn't enough. I looked at our downloads and we had nearly 500 in the first week. That is very good, so it's not that the message... Read More

The end of Deep Magic?

Thursday, June 1st, 2006 @ 12:48 pm | Comments Off

It's the first of June and I feel like it's the end of an era. We announced that we will probably shut down Deep Magic in our June issue. This e-zine has been a labor of love for over 4 years now. I have learned so much about the publishing... Read More

YA market

Wednesday, May 17th, 2006 @ 5:17 pm | Comments Off

I have been kicking around for the better part of a year the thought of writing a fantasy novel targeted for the YA market. Maybe it was seeing Chris Paolini's success with Eragon or also my love of the Harry Potter novels. My own first brush with the genre started... Read More

Caspar David Friedrich

Monday, May 8th, 2006 @ 11:39 am | Comments Off

Caspar_David_Friedrich_028.jpg Caspar David Friedrich was a Germany romantic painter from the 19th century. In high school, I had a paperback copy of Bram Stoker's Dracula and it featured one of Friedrich's famous paintings on the cover... Read More

The Ravenmaster

Saturday, May 6th, 2006 @ 5:40 pm | Comments Off

The inspiration for this story came from a friend of mine named Sam Andrus. He had returned from a trip to London and had purchased me a postcard from the famous Tower of London. The postcard came in a brown wrapper that described the legend of the ravens there. I... Read More

Podcast of “The Wishing Lantern”

Thursday, April 27th, 2006 @ 3:48 pm | Comments Off

This is the first story that I wrote that was ever published. Though it was many years ago, it has always been a favorite. A few months ago I downloaded the free podcasting software Audacity, bought a cheap USB microphone (because the mic on my laptop picked up the whirring... Read More