Category: Novels

Progress on LOD2

Another belated post that Earthpillar subscribers received in October. I’ve been fixated on my next novel, the direct sequel to Lords of Deception. Let’s start calling it LOD2, since I haven’t revealed the title. I’ve drafted more than 30 chapters since mid-August, so probably… Continue Reading “Progress on LOD2”

Great Launch at One More Page Books!

Thanks to everyone who came to the February 8 launch of my third novel, A Light in the Depths, and to One More Page Books in Arlington, Virginia for hosting. Everyone who attended bought at least one novel, and several bought the whole set.… Continue Reading “Great Launch at One More Page Books!”

New Release: A Light in the Depths

I’m excited to announce publication of the third novel in the Earthpillar series, A Light in the Depths, which is written in the style of Lord of Deception but takes place about 800 years earlier, during the colonization of Pemonia. Suffering heavy losses in… Continue Reading “New Release: A Light in the Depths”

Book Launch: One More Page Books (Arlington, VA)

I’m very excited that my third novel, A Light in the Depths, will be launched at One More Page Books in Arlington, Virginia on Saturday, February 8 at 3pm. If you live in the Washington, DC area and enjoy epic fantasy and adventure novels,… Continue Reading “Book Launch: One More Page Books (Arlington, VA)”

New Release: The Depths of Redemption

I’m excited to announce the second of the rapid releases is out: The Depths of Redemption! One of my earlier editors described it as a cross between Tolkien and Avatar, so it’s a bit different than the first book, which Kirkus Reviews and another… Continue Reading “New Release: The Depths of Redemption”

Next Novel in December!

My debut Lords of Deception is fully out in all formats and starting to bring in very positive reviews on Goodreads, NetGalley, and elsewhere. I appreciate these readers taking the time to post reviews, particularly Liviu Suciul (former co-editor of Fantasy Book Critic), who… Continue Reading “Next Novel in December!”

New Release: Lords of Deception

At long last, my debut novel, Lords of Deception is now released! Learn more here. E-book formats are available today. Unfortunately, paperback and hardback versions are still queued up at the printing company but will be available before November (hopefully as soon as a… Continue Reading “New Release: Lords of Deception”

Pub Date Set for Debut Novel

A release date has finally been set for my debut novel, Lords of Deception! That will be 12 October 2019. The book is currently pending a review by Kirkus, then it’s off to the presses! In the meantime, my two published short stories (The… Continue Reading “Pub Date Set for Debut Novel”

New Excerpt Posted!

Now that editing has progressed on Book One, I’ve posted an excerpt for it here. Enjoy! Also of note, you may have noticed the Novels and excerpt pages have changed. After discussing with my primary editor, I’ve decided to publish the third book (written… Continue Reading “New Excerpt Posted!”

Book 3 First Draft Completed

Today I finished the first draft of Book 3, earlier than expected. The characters demanded I keep up with them, so I just rolled along. The book practically wrote itself in ten weeks (excluding early development), thanks to my sabbatical. What happens next? I’ll… Continue Reading “Book 3 First Draft Completed”

Book 3 Update

I’m about three weeks away from finishing the first draft of Book 3. I nearly doubled my writing quota during the past week as the book is coming to its exciting conclusion. My weekly goal is to write ten chapters; I wrote 17 this… Continue Reading “Book 3 Update”

Farewell Danleri, Hello Arasemis

I completely re-wrote the prologues and epilogues for Book 1 and Book 2. Danleri the historian has been replaced by a more interesting dialogue between characters that will appear in Book 3. Read the new Book 1 prologue here. Don’t worry if you liked… Continue Reading “Farewell Danleri, Hello Arasemis”

Return to Book 3

Today I return to writing Book 3. Four years ago I stopped after writing about 100 pages because I didn’t want to tackle its complexity (four main characters) as we were expecting our first child. Then I was compelled to write Book 1 and… Continue Reading “Return to Book 3”

Book 2 Sample Chapter

Greetings and Happy New Year! Now that two beta readers have finished most of the second novel, I’ve posted one of the chapters as an excerpt here [removed]. An excerpt from book 1 is still available here [removed], and a peek at books 1-3… Continue Reading “Book 2 Sample Chapter”