Lost in a Good Story – A Note From the Editor

I often get lost in good stories. They suck me in so far that I have trouble pulling myself out. However, I have also read stories that I could not possibly finish and I wonder how they became “classics.” For example, Harry Potter sucks me in, but even though I love King Arthur legends, I... Continue Reading →

Meet the People of Goandria: Ferrorians

Periodically I will give brief and basic descriptions of the races that populate the fantasy world of Goandria, the novel series I wrote. Ferrorians- A diminutive people that were enslaved to the worlox during the demons' reign.  They now reside in an underground city called Untervel.  These creatures average about one to three feet tall... Continue Reading →

The Story Behind “Goandria”

The magical, mystical, and strange has fascinated me as long as I can remember.  When I was a kid I became swept up into two stories, Star Wars and The Lord of the Rings.  Admittedly, I spent an embarrassing amount of time watching the SyFy channel (then spelled Sci-Fi).  It comes easy for me to... Continue Reading →

Goandria: The Schism

  Goandria lies under the cruel rule of worlox demons. Emerging from an unknown realm, they claim large swaths of the northern territories for their own. The wizards, blessed with power from Voshnore, continue their fight against them with little success. Pushed back to the south, generation to generation, year by year, they labor in... Continue Reading →

Characters Everywhere!

Have you read a book with so many characters you find yourself asking “who did what now?”  If you ever read the Silmarillion your head is undoubtedly bobbing right now.  The number and names of characters is a hard one to decide on as an author.  Generally, if you want your stories to be believable,... Continue Reading →

Extreme Cynicism

If you know anything about me or have read this blog for a while you would know that I try to take a logical but open-minded approach to things.  Am I perfect at this?  Certainly not.  It is something I strive for.  Believing everything or not believing in anything are easy positions to take and... Continue Reading →

On How Not to React to Criticism

If your stuff is public, it is open to scrutiny.  Sometimes feedback is helpful, sometimes people have an axe to grind.  As an example of how not to react I will use one of my favorite franchises of all time: Star Wars. You may be familiar with the fact that “The Last Jedi” wasn’t received... Continue Reading →

Why Swords?

*This is a repost from 2015 Why is it that I write Epic Fantasy with medieval weaponry and magic?  Hasn’t this been done already in a plethora of ways?  Why yes it has, but for me there is a certain draw to swords and bows that modern weaponry lacks.  Now as a disclaimer, I must... Continue Reading →

In-Depth Look at Goandria

*This is a repost from 2014. If you enjoy the content of this blog, please consider supporting me and buying one of my books on Amazon. Goandria: The Schism is my novel comprised of three short stories.  Why did I start with a series of short stories instead of a full-length novel?  Why did I... Continue Reading →

In Defense of Fantasy

Fantasy is a genre that has long and deep roots but is mostly attributed to Tolkien.  There is a good reason for that, he modernized the genre and largely became the father of High Fantasy. All subsequent books in the genre have been compared to Tolkien’s works.  Most authors who write Fantasy can attribute Tolkien... Continue Reading →

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