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If you’ve been following my blog than you know that I’m presently writing a story completely different than my fantasy stories.  I was a bit nervous tackling a non-fantasy book focusing on love, life, death, and healing, all centered around the sport of fly-fishing.  But I have to admit I’ve really enjoyed the process.  I am now nearly done with chapter five and its been going smoothly.  I’ve really dived into this story and its been exciting and intriguing writing something completely outside my normalcy realm.  Stay tuned, I have a feeling this story won’t take me as long as I originally expected.

For those who have been following my new adventure in writing, I am now nearly done with chapter two in my new book.  As I said previously, the writing has been slow but exciting.  It’s been fun changing directions and jumping off the Fantasy path and trying something new.  It’s been a challenge but I’ve enjoyed  delving into different themes like fly fishing, infertility, loss and healing; all things that bring a dynamic and interesting scenario for my protagonist.  Rest assured I’m pecking away and I’ll keep you posted as the story progresses.

Okay folks, well I have started my new book.  I’m only a chapter in and since this genre is not my typical, its going much slower.  Ideas and images don’t flow through my head as fast as fantasy concepts.  But I’m really excited about the book.  This summer was spent doing a lot of camping and fly-fishing, enjoying my summer off.  When school starts I should be able to get back into my routine and get more writing done.  I’ll keep you all posted as I progress.  Again, for my fantasy readers, I plan to start the next Shadow Knight book once my new book is complete.  Stay tuned.


So I’m taking a mini break from fantasy writing and tackling a story that I think will be not only interesting, but a major challenge for me. I have this idea of writing a story about love, loss, and healing, centered around things that are important to me and my wife.  I have not finalized all the concepts yet, but I can give you a quick summary.  There is a nurse who loses her husband to pancreatic cancer.  The husband in question was an avid fly fisherman and before he dies he creates a series of video clips for his wife.  He wants her to quit her job (or take a leave of absence) and travel to a number of places around the world to finish his bucket list of fishing trips.  At each location she will receive another pre-recorded video clip.  She will have a series of tasks (besides fishing of course) to complete at each location, among them deposit some of his ashes.  Her adventure will be filled with learning how to live once again, at the center healing her broken heart.  I’m very excited about this story.  And for my fantasy fans, don’t worry, I’m still working on a concept for my next Shadow Knight adventure.  I’m hoping that taking a break from the fantasy genre will help to stir up some ideas for my next Jonas novel. Stay tuned!

So, I’m taking a break from writing to rejuvenate my imagination.  My next writing adventure is to tell the next story in Jonas’s life as a Shadow Knight.  I’m taking a break as I try to light a fire under my creative juices to get some ideas flowing.  It might be a while before I start the process.  I’ll keep you all posted.

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I reached out to one of my artists and commissioned him to draw me a picture of one of the Crawlers in my new Five Lands Saga.  It turned out super cool.  I’ll be adding it to the title page of my upcoming book, Stone Blood, the final chapter of the series.  It’s too bad I can’t do color on the inside of the book as it turned out pretty cool.  The creatures are black in the book, but it won’t matter as the image will be black and white on the title page.  Either way, I love the image!


The final editing of my new book, Stone Blood, is more or less complete.  I still have a few things left before I get it published, so stay tuned.  Here is my design for the back of the book.  I think the language turned out pretty cool.  I hope it gets people interested in the book.  What do you think?


Hey folks…sent away for the proof copies of Stone Blood so I can work on the final edit.  I’ve also been playing around with the full cover.  What do you folks think? stonebloodfullcover

Well, I finished the last chapter the other day.  I still have the editing to do, and the epilogue, but for the most part, I’m done.  I’m very happy with this book and this series overall.  I think its some of my best work.  It should be another couple months for the editing process.  I’ll keep you all posted as I progress through the process.