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New people, old friends, same old evil...with a twist .
Treasure isn't the only thing buried beneath the dunes of Silver Lake
If the survivors can only find one sign of life, one survivor, one reason to hope then perhaps humanity can rise again. If something else doesn't kill them first.
Only a fool would chase after a cursed artifact through an abandoned city overrun by giant spiders.
A Lone Planet. One Complex.
Tom thought he'd left the war behind, not that it would follow him home. Nobody warned him he'd need to serve one more mission, or that the people calling him to duty would be a grizzled veteran and his beautiful, and quirky, daughter.
The year is 2223 and terraforming a dying planet, according to thirteen year old Tessa, sucks. Unfortunately for her, wishes do come true…
The Goblin Queen has taken me longer to write than any book in the past five years. Truthfully, I’m not sure how long I’ve been working on it, but I would wager it’s been 2 months now. Two months for a novel is a far cry from a slow haul for most people, but I’m […]Show full post
This is an update on The Goblin Queen. From the story perspective, it’s getting there. I’m over 60,000 words into it and (I think) only have a few chapters left. Getting to those chapters is proving troublesome though. I’ve been ridiculously busy as summer is upon me. Work is increasingly hectic of late and there’s […]Show full post
A few nights ago we managed to squeak in a little over an hour to play again. The players picked up after resting over night with no disturbances and pushed off in the morning. Not that they could tell much difference between the night and the morning – it was still pretty dark in the […]Show full post
For steadfast readers who might have looked into my website, my Terminus books website, or my Conan Exiles server I host (server name is Phineas for anyone interested in checking it out – I’m always anxious to get more players on it) over the last couple of days I have to apologize. First off there […]Show full post
The first dungeons and dragons session with my kids went well. Surprisingly well, in fact. We didn’t get nearly as far as I hoped we would, but it only lasted a couple of hours. My daughter wanted more, but my son needed a break. It was a good stopping point and I was glad to […]Show full post
Today was rough. Server issues at work first thing this morning and then some meetings and a trip to the Red Cross to donate blood (up to 2.75 gallons so far). After all that, more work and then I remembered I was shooting for another blog post to follow up on Tuesdays. So here it […]Show full post
What?! Two blog posts in two days! What gives? Believe it or not, I planned to follow up on yesterdays with another anyhow. However, I realized I’d forgotten to do something (namely this), so that comes in first. Who knows, maybe I’ll hit 3 posts in three days. Ahem, now then, on to the heart […]Show full post
My last blog post was about my current work in progress, The Goblin Queen. It was a good update and the book has advanced considerably since then. In fact, it’s nearing the novel length and I’m perhaps halfway through it. But that’s not what I forgot. It occurred to me the very next day after […]Show full post
Either this blog title is clickbait or it’s sending people screaming and hiding. I’m okay with both. The intent behind it is to share the latest book status. Fantasy is especially fitting since I’m writing a book titled, “The Goblin Queen.” It’s the next book in The Serpent’s War series, but I have to say […]Show full post
What better way to celebrate my upcoming birthday than to release a new book? Vitalis: Miss Fortune, is out now! That’s what I’ve been hard at work on for the past several weeks. A brand new sci fi novel that focuses on the life and story of a few people amidst the chaotic Vitalis universe. […]Show full post