Author Spotlight: Samantha Evans

  • an author of fantasy and adventure, mother, wife, and nerd from Northern California

Readers! Let’s give a good, hearty welcome to Samantha Evans!

Samantha Evans is a fantasy fiction author, mother, wife, and nerd from Northern California. She has three children. All ages range from 6 and a half years old to age 3.

Samantha has a degree in Child Development from Humboldt State University. But she’s had a hobby of writing books since she was a little girl. In 2019 she wrote her first book, Ella. Discovered on Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing, it now has almost 140 reviews on Amazon.

She’s also an advocate for people who have Russel Silver Syndrome and epilepsy.

Samantha, thanks for agreeing to be here today. While most interviews start off with bios and such, and while I’ll get to that as always, let’s start with the important stuff!

If you could have any pet (real/fantasy/no-allergies/no worries about feeding it) what would it be?

A dragon! I love dragons. I see them as beautiful creatures. Ella in my first book is a dragon. She is witty and loyal. Best pet to ever have! 😉

Oooh! Dragons are classics for a reason. Now I’m excited to read and meet Ella.

What do you write? And how did you get started?

Fantasy fiction is the way to go! I love creating words, and getting the reader into these worlds, and have them all interested.

I’ve been writing as a hobby since I was a little girl. But, it took until 2019 for me to write and finish my first book, Ella.

Definite my favorite genre, for those very reasons! And, I, too, was a writerly little girl.

What do you like to read?

Series! Like Game of Thrones, Lord of the Rings, Outlander, Bridgerton….so many series!

Ha! To be a lover of fantasy fiction, is always hard for those few who hate series. Once we commit to a world, we usually just want more!

Name one commonly accepted piece of writing advice that doesn’t work for you.

You should write in [this style].

It’s how you write! When readers from other countries review, sometimes they do not like a certain writing style. But, all writers are different.

So true. A writer’s voice is the most personal aspect of their stories (or at least, one of the most personal aspects). Like a fingerprint, it’s hard to reproduce well. And, if you don’t like a writer’s voice, the story is just probably a bad fit for you. That doesn’t mean it’s a bad story!

Name one commonly accepted piece of writing advice that they can pry out of your cold, dead hands.

Get. An. Editor.

This is more specifically for the self-published author, but: If you are a self-published author then find a trustworthy person who is an editor, and can depict and understand your writing style!

Definitely! On all those counts. Just because you find a good editor, doesn’t mean that they’re right for your story. Make sure they edit in your genre and that their editing style has you feeling like your writing looks better, rather than wanting to argue with every editorial note..


Shameless Self-Promotion time!

The Dragon Master (The Journey Book 1) by [Samantha Evans]

Check out Samantha’s latest novel, The Dragon Master, book one of The Journey series, just released May 3rd, 2021:

Arabella is a girl of high standing, and her father wants her to marry someone she barely knows. But she wants to be someone more than just a member of the court.

With the help of some new friends and her curiosity, will she get her to wish to become what she wants, or will there be barriers along the way.

Samantha’s first series is the complete trilogy of The Land of the Four Series is out, (plus, a companion book, because Fantasy).

We’re introduced to The Land of the Four in Ella.

Prince Liam of Derzeli believes differently in what honor means. King Breen, Liam’s father, and Cullen, Liam’s brother, believe that real greatness is achieved once they slay a dragon. Liam thinks that dragons are majestic and do not deserve to die. King Breen, Liam’s father, brings Liam along on an expedition to slay a dragon.\

On one of the nights of the journey, Liam rescued a dragon’s egg. Liam decides to care for it, and it hatches on Liam’s birthday. Tragedy strikes, which leads to Liam having to leave Derzeli, and Liam goes on the run with the help of Ella, the dragon. Ella helps him escape and runs to a barren wasteland, where he saw himself to becoming a hermit for the rest of his life. But due to an event happening with the help of a new friend and a childhood friend, Liam has no choice but to return home. He has to decide to run away from his destiny, or embrace it, the chance of a king.


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Author Spotlight: Jeff Cunegan

  • a writer of superheroes, unexpected Chosen Ones, and other such weirdness

Readers! Let’s give a good, hearty welcome to J.D. Cunegan!

J.D. Cunegan is known for his unique writing style, a mixture of murder mystery and superhero epic that introduces the reader to his comic book-inspired storytelling and fast-paced prose.

A 2006 graduate of Old Dominion University, Cunegan has an extensive background in journalism, a lengthy career in media relations, and a lifelong love for writing. Cunegan lives in Hampton, Virginia, and next to books, his big passion in life in auto racing. When not hunched in front of a keyboard or with his nose stuck in a book, Cunegan can probably be found at a race track or watching a race on TV.

J.D., thanks for agreeing to be here today. While most interviews start off with bios and such, and while I’ll get to that as always, let’s start with the important stuff!

If you could have any pet (real/fantasy/no-allergies/no worries about feeding it) what would it be?

Well, the good thing is, I’m a cat person and I’m not allergic, so I’m perfectly content with the cat I currently have. A black-and-white stray had paid us a visit a little more than a year ago and simply decided to stay. I guess the cat adopted us. He doesn’t have a name (mostly because I can’t think of one – and I’m a writer!), but he’s made himself quite at home, and honestly, having a cat has made being in lockdown and quasi-quarantine a lot more bearable.
Things are just better when you’ve got a pet.

How lovely to have had a pet keep you company! I’ve actually started debating getting a cat — despite my allergies. And I’m sure most authors out there can sympathize with the struggle to find ‘the right name’, I know I can!

What do you write? And how did you get started?

I began writing when I was 11 after discovering superhero comic books. I originally wanted to be a comic book artist, but as I got older, I became a much better writer than artist (oops), so I eventually shifted to writing prose instead, and I converted all the characters and stories I had created to that point (that would eventually become Bounty and Notna) to prose fiction instead. So I still told and published the stories I wanted to tell as a teenager – I just did it in novel form instead of comics.

I’m the author of the Jill Andersen mystery/thriller/superhero series (it’s been called a mixture between Castle and Daredevil), which is five books in at the moment – Betrayal, the most recent entry in the series, was published last April. I also wrote the standalone fantasy book Notna (it’s been compared to Indiana Jones, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Supernatural) and its companion, the short story collection Legends of the Gem.

I also recently released my first non-fiction book, The Art of Reading, where I argue that reading is one of the most important tools a writer can have in their toolkit, and that reading is important in becoming a better, more productive writer.

Awesome! While I’ve never had the graphic novel urge, I’m a huge graphic novel and webcomic addict.

What do you like to read?

With the possible exception of romance and erotica (because I’m not a very romantic or sexual person), I’ll read just about anything. Fantasy, dystopia, superheroes, mystery, thrillers, non-fiction, spy novels, political books, magazines, blog posts, newspapers…I try not to limit myself to genre or author, because while it’s okay to have preferences, I have a hard time automatically dismissing something without giving it a try first; there’s no telling what amazing work you might be missing out on if you do that.

I see you’re following the advice to read widely! You never know when some bit of knowledge or writing technique will come in handy – in your writing, or just in conversation.

Name one commonly accepted piece of writing advice that doesn’t work for you.

Outline before you write

Outlining’s not really my thing. I’ll do outlines of a sort for my own work, a vague road map that’s just detailed enough to keep me going in the (relatively) right direction, but I can’t do those ultra-detailed outlines that break things down, scene by scene. It takes all the fun and spontaneity out of writing for me; I need some wiggle room for the eventuality that my characters are simply going to decide they’re doing their own thing, and the surprise in that keeps me going as a writer. Because if I’m surprised, then chances are, my readers will be, too.

I like my high level outlines, too. And I know some writers who are such pantsers that writing a detailed outline takes the joy out of writing for them, and they just can’t find the drive to finish a book if they already know what’s going to happen… sounds like you’re almost in that camp!

Name one commonly accepted piece of writing advice that they can pry out of your cold, dead hands.

Read

Read read read read read read read! Stephen King thinks writers should read. Neil Gaiman thinks writers should read. And I like to agree with them (because come on, that’s damn good company to keep). Writers who don’t read baffle me, because reading is a great way to learn and a great source of inspiration. In my experience, I struggle most as a writer when I’m in the middle of a reading slump. The more I read, the more I write (and the better my writing is).

I love a writer who’s clearly already practicing what they preach. Besides, most of us got into this writing-habit because of a love of books.


Shameless Self-Promotion time!

Jill Andersen Series

The Jill Anderson Series: a comic book-inspired brand of fast-paced prose, with chapters that fly by and plot twists that will leave readers guessing and waiting for more.

Bounty (Book 1)

Jill Andersen is one of Baltimore’s best and brightest detectives, but she harbors a dark secret — a secret that threatens to come out when the body of Dr. Trent Roberts is pulled out of the Chesapeake Bay. Dr. Roberts’ connection to Jill reveals a past that involves a tour in Iraq, a secretive cybernetic experiment, and a conspiracy that involves a native son.

Can Jill solve the case while still keeping her secret? Will her partners at the Seventh Precinct find out what she’s so desperate to hide? What was Dr. Roberts looking into that led to his murder? And perhaps the biggest question of all…

Who is Bounty?

And books 2-5: Blood Ties | Behind the Badge | Behind the Mask | Betrayal

(Plus, Boundless – the Bounty prequel, freebie for newsletter subscribers (hint hint!))

Notna Kindle Edition

Nonta

History’s most peaceful race created one of its deadliest weapons.

Forged in the Living Flame by a long-extinct alien race, The Gem of Notna is the stuff of legends, on par with Pandora’s Box or the Holy Grail. But once archaeologist Dr. Jack Corbett stumbled upon the crystal deep in the Amazon, he triggered a whirlwind of events and found himself neck-deep in a centuries-old holy war. The Divine and the Underworld have been locked in a virtual stalemate for the past three hundred years, and the Gem of Notna could be the key to breaking it.

With the gem in his possession, Jack discovers a world of monsters and gods, as well as an entirely different plane of existence that watches over our own. Old grudges resurface, fallen warriors are reborn in the most violent of ways, but at the end of the day, the fate of the world may well rest in Jack’s hands.

Introducing Notna, a supernatural fantasy epic that will leave readers flipping through the pages with every twist and turn. Grand in scale and steeped in the very comic book lore that lured Cunegan to writing in the first place, Notna proves that anyone can save the world – or die trying.

The Art of Reading: How Reading Can Help You Become a Better, More Productive Writer Kindle Edition

The Art of Reading (non-fiction)

Sometimes, it feels like everyone’s got some advice for how to write.

But what about how to read?

A full library can be a writer’s best friend, and reading plays a far bigger role in the creative process and a writer’s productivity than you might think. Stephen King, international bestseller and uber-productive wordsmith, said it best in his book On Writing, when he argued for the importance of reading, and The Art of Reading dives deeper into just why that is.

This book examines how a healthy reading habit can feed and sustain a productive and successful life as a writer. The Art of Reading will not tell you how to write, but it will show you how reading can help you improve as a writer.


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Author Spotlight: Darian Smith

  • an award-winning writer of CSI — but with swords and magic

Readers! Let’s give a good, hearty welcome to Darian Smith

Darian Smith

Darian Smith writes mainly speculative fiction (fantasy) and lives in Auckland, New Zealand with his wife (who also writes) and their two black cats (who don’t).
He holds two Koru Awards, is the winner of the SpecFicNZ/Steam Press manuscript competition, and a Sir Julius Vogel Award.

By day, he works with people who have neuromuscular conditions such as muscular dystrophy or charcot marie tooth disease. He is also a qualified counsellor/family therapist and can be seen – by those very swift with the pause button – on television shows such as Legend of the Seeker and Spartacus.

Darian, thanks for agreeing to be here today. While most interviews start off with bios and such, and while I’ll get to that as always, let’s start with the important stuff!

If you could have any pet (real/fantasy/no-allergies/no worries about feeding it) what would it be?

It’s hard to go past a well-behaved dragon but it definitely would draw attention and at heart I’m an introvert so maybe something a bit more subtle would suit be better. A cat that can teleport, for example. Both practical and, I’d imagine, hilarious at times.

Dragons are classic, obviously. But a teleporting cat? That sounds like mischief multiplied!

What do you write? And how did you get started?

I write a fantasy/mystery blend. I started writing in my teens but started getting serious in my thirties. I’ve always loved fantasy and made up stories of my own to keep myself entertained and so writing them down seemed the next logical step.

I remember the first time I read a fantasy mystery book. I thought it was about a dragon, but the dragon was simply a murdered wizard’s not-fully-sentient pet-familiar. And the whole story was a ‘who-dunnit’? So, on behalf of younger Morgan, I’d like to ask that you make sure any readers are warned via the blurb what they’re getting into!

What do you like to read?

I mainly love reading fantasy as well. These days my attention span is a little low so lighter reading is best but every now and then its still fun to sink my teeth into something with a bit more meat to it. Which is a strange analogy for me to use given that I’m a lifelong vegetarian but you get the idea.

Lovely variety and some of my own favorite names in there.

Name one commonly accepted piece of writing advice that doesn’t work for you.

Only put one space at the end of a sentence

I know it’s probably less writing advice than typing advice but only putting one space at the end of a sentence is something I just can’t get my head around. I learned to touch type on an actual typewriter and computers were still relatively new so it’s ingrained in my habit to hit the space bar twice after a full stop. Fortunately, when it comes to formatting, I can do a search and replace for all those extra spaces.

It’s a question of kerning! Originally, periods were small characters, not taking a lot of visual room. But with the advent of computer fonts, most of them add extra room automatically after a period. So, the extra space isn’t needed. I know, many of my readers are right with you. But… welcome to 2021. It’s automated. Move on.

Name one commonly accepted piece of writing advice that they can pry out of your cold, dead hands.

Plan

I hate the process but I love what it does for me. It makes life so much easier when I know what is expected of a scene and can use my brain to flesh out the little details instead of trying to figure out what actually happens next. When I try to pants, I get worried about what to do next and stall so planning is valuable for me.

I might not be a planner, but as a plantser, I can’t write without knowing where I’m going. For those of us it works for, it really works.


Shameless Self-Promotion time!

The Agents of Kalanon series is murder mysteries in a fantasy world, like CSI but with swords and magic.

The series begins with Kalanon’s Rising.

Agents of Kalanon

Solve the murder. Stop the war. Save the world.

Sir Brannon Kesh spent years building a new life as a physician, leaving the name Bloodhawk and the war that spawned it behind. But when the King’s cousin is murdered, duty calls him back. The crime scene suggests dark magic and the evidence points to the ambassador of Nilar, an alluring woman with secrets of her own, who sees Bloodhawk as little more than a war criminal.

As bodies pile up and political ramifications escalate, Brannon must join forces with a vain mage, a socially awkward priest, and a corpse animating shaman to solve the murders and prevent another war. But who can he trust when the phases of a bigger plan take shape?

The Risen are the greatest danger Brannon has ever faced. If he and his team cannot stop the killer then all of Kalanon – and the world – will descend into darkness.

Winner of the SpecFicNZ Novel Competition

Each of the books has its own mystery to solve but there is an overarching story throughout. Book two is Starlight’s Children, and the latest release is Battle’s Legacy.

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Currents of Change Kindle Edition

Currents of Change is an urban fantasy/paranormal romance set in a haunted house in New Zealand.

Haunted house. Haunted heart.

When Sara O’Neill goes on the run, she believes the tiny New Zealand town of Kowhiowhio is just the sanctuary she needs. Her family’s old colonial house needs repair, but it’s safe from the abusive husband she left behind. However, a hostile local holds a grudge and a dangerous presence haunting her new home threatens Sara’s chance at peace. How can she create a new life while dealing with ghosts from the old?

For local electrician, Nate Adams, parenting his young daughter alone has not been easy – particularly in a town where he is still seen as an outsider. When he meets his new neighbour, he sees a chance at a new start for them both. Even with his help, can the house – or Sara’s heart – be repaired?

Someone doesn’t want an O’Neill in Kowhiowhio. Sara’s return is awakening secrets hidden for generations.

The truth will set…something…free.  A suspenseful novel about magic, secrets, a haunted house, and a touch of romance.

Building a new life while learning from a lost one.

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The Psychology Workbook for Writers: Tools for Creating Realistic Characters and Conflict in Fiction Kindle Edition

The Psychology Workbook for Writers uses established psychological theories to help writers
develop realistic characters and conflict in their fiction.

Writers know that their characters and stories should be multi-layered and believable. Now here’s a simple workbook that uses the same knowledge that gives therapists insight into human behaviour to create fiction that hits the mark. Each chapter outlines an aspect of psychological theory as it can be used for writing and provides two worksheets to translate it into action – one to develop characters, one to develop the story.

Darian Smith is a prize winning fiction writer with a degree in psychology, and is a member of the New Zealand Association of Counsellors. He combines these two sides of his background to provide simple, easy to follow tools that make use of established psychological theory to help writers develop fully rounded, interesting, realistic characters and inject conflict into their stories.

Give your writing the benefit of over a decade of training and experience, and discover how to have readers wanting more.


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Author Spotlight: A.F. Stewart

  • a fantasy and sci-fi fan obsessed with action movies, who is also a dark fiction author and poet.

Readers! Let’s give a good, hearty welcome to A.F. Stewart

A steadfast and proud sci-fi and fantasy geek, A. F. Stewart was born and raised in Nova Scotia, Canada, and still calls it home. She favours the dark and deadly when writing—her genres of choice being fantasy and horror—but she has been known to venture into the light on occasion.

A.F., thanks for agreeing to be here today. While most interviews start off with bios and such, and while I’ll get to that as always, let’s start with the important stuff!

If you could have any pet (real/fantasy/no-allergies/no worries about feeding it) what would it be?

It’s probably a bit cliché, but I would definitely love to have a dragon. I mean, who wouldn’t want to be dragonrider and fly through the skies on the back of one of those legendary creatures?

Never apologize! It’s a classic for a reason. I mean, who wouldn’t want to befriend and ride a dragon!

What do you write? And how did you get started?

I write horror and fantasy, mostly inspired by different mythologies and folklore, although with my horror I sometimes delve into true crime for my muse. I’ve been writing for as long as I’ve been able to hold a pen and scribble down coherent words. I started with poetry and short stories before I wrote my first book, making up fantastic tales and strange poems. As far as publishing my writings, I started that back in 2007, in the very beginnings of the indie publishing movement.

I feel such a kinship with all writers who’ve held the storytelling dream from that start. It’s awesome to hear about indie authors who are still going strong!

What do you like to read?

I read across several genres including fantasy, science fiction, mystery, thrillers, and historical fiction. I’ve even been known to read historical romance on occasion. Some of my favourite authors are Guy Gavriel Kay, Neil Gaiman, Ray Bradbury, and Agatha Christie.

For me, what I’m reading depends on what mood I’m in and where I want a book to take me. My reading preferences are a bit eclectic, and that’s why I love a good genre mashup. Basically, if a book sounds good to me, I’ll read it.

Lovely variety and some of my own favorite names in there.

Name one commonly accepted piece of writing advice that doesn’t work for you.

You must write every day

That is a ridiculous piece of advice. Yes, some people can write each day, have a disciplined routine, and that’s terrific. For them. That doesn’t work well for me, and I had to accept that and to stop feeling guilty about not writing every day. Some days I don’t feel like writing, so I don’t. Some days I want to do my art instead, so I do. Then some days I sit down and the words flow. I may not be the most consistent writer, but I get it done.

So true! Especially for the majority of writers who have day-jobs. Life happens and writing works better when it’s at your own natural pace.

Name one commonly accepted piece of writing advice that they can pry out of your cold, dead hands.

Don’t edit as you write the first draft.

I look at the first draft as the bare bones of a book. Craft the skeleton of the plot and characters and get the pages written. It doesn’t have to be pretty or perfect, just finished. The second round is where you start the editing and add
all the good details.

Well, I know I don’t write sparse, but this is something I usually follow. My current work-in-progress is suffering a little because I’ve changed my aim a few times since I started though.


Shameless Self-Promotion time!

Saga of the Outer Islands is a dark epic fantasy series with a dashing ship captain, high seas magical adventure, sea monsters, and vengeful gods.

Book One: Saga of the Outer Islands

In the Outer Islands, gods and magic rule the ocean.

Under the command of Captain Rafe Morrow, the crew of the Celestial Jewel ferry souls to the After World and defend the seas. Rafe has dedicated his life to protecting the lost, but the tides have shifted and times have changed.

His sister, the Goddess of the Moon, is on a rampage and her creatures are terrorizing the islands. The survival of the living and dead hinge on the courage and cunning of a beleaguered captain and his motley crew of men and ghosts.

​​​​​​​What he doesn’t know is that her threat is part of a larger game. That an ancient, black-winged malevolence is using them all as pawns…

Come set sail with ghosts, gods and sea monsters.

Past Legends: An Arthurian Fantasy Novel


The Camelot Immortals is a contemporary Arthurian fantasy series inspired by the tales we all know and love with strong snarky heroines, wizards, and witches.

Book One: Past Legends

An immortal witch. A looming magical crisis. A destiny she’s willing to reject.

After centuries of dealing with trouble, Nimue, a former denizen of Camelot, wants a peaceful life. Just a quiet cottage nestled in England’s Lake District and a nightly glass of mead. Too bad her past won’t leave her alone. 

When her friend Iseult appears, bringing news that her old rival Morgawse has been abducted, an impending catastrophe lands on her doorstep. And worse, the wizard responsible is Nimue’s ex, Nostradamus.

Dragged into another adventure despite her misgivings, Nimue confronts her former flame as he wages a desperate quest, only to be thrust deeper into escalating problems. As Nimue struggles to unravel what is happening, she discovers dark secrets that threaten the heart of magical energy. Now it’s her fate to rescue magic for every witch and wizard, including her friends. Except she’s not sure she wants to be magic’s saviour.

Will Nimue step up as champion and save the day? Find out in Past Legends.


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Author Spotlight: Kevin Buckner

  • author of dark fantasy and technical consultant for a clinical laboratory

Readers! Let’s give a good, hearty welcome to Kevin Buckner

Kevin is certified as a Medical Laboratory Scientist who enjoys writing fantasy and sci-fi in his spare time. He is a devoted husband and father whose interests include playing guitar, zombies, knitting, playing video games with his kids, and listening to heavy metal.

Kevin, thanks for agreeing to be here today. While most interviews start off with bios and such, and while I’ll get to that as always, let’s start with the important stuff!

If you could have any pet (real/fantasy/no-allergies/no worries about feeding it) what would it be?

Dungeons and Dragons has what I would want. It’s a creature called a Psuedodragon. They’re basically playful, cat-sized dragons.

I love them! The joy of a dragon, the mischief of a cat? You’ll be getting into plenty of hijinks with that one!

What do you write? And how did you get started?

I mostly write fantasy but also do a bit of science fiction. I got started writing stories in elementary school and found I liked it. I took a creative writing class in high school, in addition to AP English Literature. I graduated with a diploma of merit (slightly more prestigious than lettering) in English and Science. I knew at that point that I wanted to be an author, but chose a career in science because it had the promise of a steady paycheck.

I don’t think NPR is against covering genre fiction! It’s been known to make it’s way on there from time to time. From avoiding literary academia, I’ve yet to actually encounter genre-shaming in real life, just a lot of writers with trauma from their time there. I hope we’re in a better time now, where things aren’t derided as “not real literature” because people want to read them — outside of classrooms and people wanting to say they read something to impress people.

What do you like to read?

Fantasy, science fiction, classics, and horror.

Well, that sums up your reading pretty quickly. A lot of variety there.

Name one commonly accepted piece of writing advice that doesn’t work for you.

Limit dialogue tags

A lot of people say to limit dialogue tags in writing. I have a hard time doing this because I find it frustrating when I’m reading a book and have to re-read a section in order to figure out who is saying what. Some say that including multiple dialogue tags in a conversation between two people pulls the reader out of the story and interrupts the flow; I find the opposite to be true.

I’ve definitely heard push-back on this lately. There’s a growing opinion that “she said/he saids” are skimmed over and don’t slow the reading. Although, even without dialogue tags, “they” usually suggest having an action attached to the speaker in that paragraph.

Name one commonly accepted piece of writing advice that they can pry out of your cold, dead hands.

Write the book you want to read.

It’s the only way I can be satisfied with what I’ve written. I know there are authors out there who write books that they don’t particularly care for because they know they will sell, but if I don’t like it, there’s no way I’m going to finish it, let alone publish it.

I’ve one-hundred percent there with you! I *am* my target audience. Fortunately for my future publishing hopes, my tastes aren’t too far off from things I can find being published (and winning awards… hey. If you’re gonna dream, might as well dream big. Right?)


Shameless Self-Promotion time!

The Advent of Zón : Book one The Cudomerie (epic dark fantasy)

Several years after a demon prince is summoned to the terrestrial world, a respected politician is found murdered in his home. While the hunt for the killer is on, a secret society of necromancers discovers that the artifacts of their legends are real.

As they search for these artifacts, their enemies gather to fight against them in an effort to prevent the necromancers from taking over the world. All the while, neither side knows about the demon prince, who is still at large, manipulating people and events to stir up trouble wherever he can in a city that holds a dark secret.

(Book 2, coming early 2022)


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