Thank you for stopping by. I wanted to share some news first of all. The last short story I’ve written about Ankarette from the Kingfountain series will be coming out in a stand-alone Kindle version. She’s one of my all-time favorite characters and a fan favorite as well. In fact, I just got a message recently from a fan who named an RPG character after her. That’s pretty sweet. This was the last story I intend to write about her, and if you’d like to add it to your collection, you can pre-order it on Kindle here:
Over the years, I’ve had many letters from fan asking me to write stories based on some of the characters from my different worlds. After giving this some thought, I’ve decided to do this. It might be a backstory. A character who doesn’t get a lot of “screen time”. Or just a character sketch so you know what happens to someone. Interestingly, one of the characters I’ve gotten this request about on many occasions is the Kishion from the Covenant of Muirwood series. So it’s my plan to write a short story/novella about him next and we’ll see where this goes. I’ll try to squeeze these in between novels and publish them from time to time. I’ll let you know when the next one becomes available.
I’ve also been preparing to teach two classes for the upcoming Storymakers 2019 conference. One of the classes is called Worldbuilding 505 and the other is called The How of Creativity. It’s been almost 5 years now that I’ve been writing full-time and have several more million words under my belt. Developing these classes has helped me hone my thinking around the craft. I’ve also been reading a lot of books lately which have resonated with me as a writer (Stephen King’s On Writing, Steven Pressfield’s The War of Art, and Brene Brown’s Daring Greatly just to name a few). Something I’ve wanted to do for many years now is create a non-fiction book about the craft of writing, creativity, and sharing some of the tips I’ve learned over the years. It’s not really a memoir, not a how-to guide, but more a way of thinking past the difficult trials authors have to pass through in order to make writing a consistent part of their lives. Anyway, I think I’ll get around to this eventually. As I’ve given talks about these topics, I feel I have a strong message to share.
I truly appreciate the support you’ve all been during my writer’s journey. Some of you are pretty riled up with me for how Prism Cloud ended, and I don’t blame you! Thankfully, Broken Veil is just around the corner. Hang in there!
And last, some pix from Zion’s National Park in southern Utah. Let’s just say the trip helped stoke my imagination!
Until next time,