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Cover Reveal – The Void of Muirwood (Covenant of Muirwood Book 3)

Thursday, July 9th, 2015 @ 6:14 pm | 1Comments

So here is the final artwork for the last book in the new Covenant of Muirwood trilogy. I love how the covers in this series turned out. My compliments and appreciation to French artist Magali Villeneuve on these amazing covers. Didn't she do an amazing job? I'm so excited that... Read More

Violin Strings of the heart

Thursday, June 25th, 2015 @ 5:13 pm | Comments Off

I don't often plug books or movies or TV shows but I really had to on this one. My family has been captured by "When Calls the Heart". Even my eight year-old cub scout sneaks in to watch it too, and don't get me started on the "shipping" my girls do with the cast. I'm... Read More

Cover Reveal – The Ciphers of Muirwood (Covenant of Muirwood Book 2)

Monday, June 8th, 2015 @ 4:20 pm | Comments Off

I'm always fascinated by the process of producing a book and the numerous people involved. For example, I learned this morning that the audiobook recording for Banished of Muirwood began today. I also received the final cover art for Book 2: The Ciphers of Muirwood. Let's just say, I'm thrilled! (There is... Read More

Cover Reveal – The Banished of Muirwood (Covenant of Muirwood Book 1)

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015 @ 5:08 pm | 1Comments

In my last post, I revealed the cover art to the new graphic novel (The Lost Abbey). Now I'm pleased to be able to reveal the cover art to the first novel of the new Covenant of Muirwood trilogy. When 47North first sent me the original black-and-white sketch, my first thought... Read More

Cover Reveal – Muirwood: The Lost Abbey graphic novel!

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015 @ 5:07 pm | 6Comments

I have been waiting for months to be able to share something from the new graphic novel coming out in August. At long last, I am pleased to be able to share the cover art for the first issue of my first graphic novel-- Muirwood: The Lost Abbey. It has... Read More

Telling Stories

Friday, April 17th, 2015 @ 3:45 pm | Comments Off

When I was growing up, my family would often drive to my grandparent's home in Ogden, Utah. My grandfather built that home himself, and it is a place that brings back wonderful memories. It was a great house with plenty of neat places to explore as well as a scary... Read More

What is next?

Friday, February 27th, 2015 @ 4:45 pm | 6Comments

Tuesday was the launch of my latest book, Poisonwell and it has been great seeing all the positive reviews by the sleep-deprived who did not want to set it down but read straight through. This marks the end of the Whispers from Mirrowen trilogy and I hope you enjoy the... Read More

A love poem from a memory 26 years ago

Saturday, February 14th, 2015 @ 3:50 pm | Comments Off

Today is Valentine's Day. I'm a hopeless romantic at heart. Hardly anything tops a date night that watching a period film (preferably based on something Austen wrote). My wife and I have been married for almost 21 years and I was remembering this morning a cold rainy day in February... Read More

Developing Characters – the Johari Window

Thursday, January 15th, 2015 @ 6:49 pm | 1Comments

One of the most satisfying things about reading a book is watching how characters progress. Robert Olen Butler talked about human yearning being the key driver of any story, that writing "is the art form of human yearning." In the Muirwood Trilogy, Lia hungered to learn how to read, then... Read More

There is power in persistence

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014 @ 4:57 pm | 5Comments

There is power in persistence. I have told this story several times to friends and family, but I do not think I have shared it on my blog. There was a time, three years ago, when I was tempted to quit writing. In 2011, I had self-published the Muirwood Trilogy... Read More