I’m Chris, author of the Earthpillar world of books and short stories (half-tales, I call them), which are set on an Earth that evolved differently. New continents and seas, dozens of distinct societies, and materials like some metals have alternative properties. The world of Earthpillar spans from prehistory to the steam age, but all are connected in some way.
I call my writing “epic adventure” because it has flavors of epic fantasy, action & adventure, historical fiction, and steampunk, but lacks magic or mythical creatures. I enjoy blending adventure and political intrigue, fictional continents and materials, and customized medieval and early modern technology. I like to think of Earthpillar as a mix of the swashbuckling adventure of Dumas, the depth of Tolkien, and the character struggles of Martin, with my own intense interest in custom materials, machines, and cultures.
As you’ll see on my Goodreads bookshelf, my personal interests are broad, from medieval history and philosophy, to astronomy and particle physics. I take an interdisciplinary approach to writing that is influenced by these topics and extensive travel, degrees in history and political science, and a touch of engineering experience.
As the owner of Loremark Publishing, I work with freelance editors, proofreaders, and illustrators to bring my novels and other writings to life. I opted for this middle route between traditional and self publishing because I wanted to ensure high quality books but also retain full control of my writing career. And now, after about a decade of writing and editing, I’m set for a “rapid release” of three novels during autumn/winter 2019-2020. Some half-tales are already available, and I have draft and concept material for much more!
This is my piece of the ‘net, so look around, explore, and immerse yourself. I hope you enjoy what I intend to be a significant expansion of Earthpillar over the next year, not only novels but online hypertext and visuals. If you like what you see, subscribe to Earthpillar on the homepage. No spam, stays private, and updates are infrequent because I prioritize the creative time.