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Well folks, I’m on chapter five of my new book, part one of my new series called The Five Lands.  I still don’t have a name for the book nor do I know exactly how the story will lay out in terms of number of books.  I’m thinking two or three will be sufficient to tell the story.  Its been a slow but fun process.  My wife and I are actively looking for a new house to buy and remodel, so that’s been taking a lot of my time.  Not to mention its summer vacation for me, and that means lots of days on the road camping and fishing.  But have no worries; Slowly but surely the story will materialize from my fingertips.  All in good time.

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My friend at school spearheaded this gift and together, with my brother and wife, they bought me a 3d figure of Jonas, the main character in my Cavalier series.  Talk about a unique gift.  Its made of sandstone and really delicate, but in the sunlight it sort of sparkles, which is amazing.  Now Jonas can look down on me from the shelf as I type away on my next novel.  Super cool gift!

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Here are a couple more knives I’ve made.  I got my maker’s mark and I’ve etched it into the knives.  What do you think of these two?

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Well folks, I’m taking a break from writing in either of my two worlds.  I have started a new series called The Five Lands.  It is still undecided whether or not this series will be a trilogy or dualogy.  I’m sorry to my Jonas and Brant fans, but it will be quite some time before I get to writing any continuing stories with those two characters.  I need to take a break and refresh my imagination charge on something new.  I’m excited about this new series and so far its been a lot of fun.  Don’t worry though, if you liked my books in my first two worlds, than I’m sure you will enjoy this new story as well.  Not to mention, I will continue to write about Jonas and Brant, just not right now.  I’ll keep you posted as I progress through the process.  Also, for those of you that have been following my knife making hobby, I think that in the near future I will be doing some sort of giveaway for a few of my knives.  Stay tuned for that.

So far I’ve made four knives.  Its been a lot of fun but I have a lot to learn.  I made a lot of mistakes on these knives and am hoping to improve for my next set.  The last couple of pics show all four, but the angle is misleading.  It makes it look like the knife in the front is bigger, when its not.  The knife in the back is actually the biggest.  Which knife is your favorite?

Click on the link below to purchase the book.  If you’re a fan of Brant Anwar, the main character from my Steel Lord Series, than you need to pick up this book.  I think you will love it!  As always, thanks for your support.

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I’ve always loved bladed weapons.  I’m unsure if that love was a result of being a fantasy nerd, or me being a fantasy nerd was a result of my love for bladed weapons.  Either way, I’ve always been attracted to the shine of an edged weapon.  For years I’ve played with the idea of making my own knives and weapons.  Then the t.v. show, Forged in Fire came out and re-lit that interest.  I decided to do it.  Below are my first two knives.  I have limited tools right now so it was quite time consuming to put these two knives together.  I loved the process and hope to fit the hobby between my writing, fly fishing, wine making, beer making, cider making, working out, traveling…I think you get the picture.  I’m hoping to get better and faster, but for my first two knives I think these turned out pretty good (thanks YouTube).

I got the cover all ready for print.  Just waiting on the kindle and nook formatting and then off to publication.  Look for it soon.  What do you think of the cover?  Mario Teodosio did an amazing job and I found a new artist to do the lettering and design.  Her name is Mihaela Voicu.  Look for her on DeviantArt.  She was amazing and great to work with.

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I’ve been waiting on the cover art for my new book, The Glimmer Blade, and here it is!  I love it.  I think Mario Teodosio did a great job, really capturing the scene well.  This book will be a stand alone book about Brant Anwar, the bad ass swordsman from the Steel Lord series.  I hoping it will be available within a month or so.  What do you think of the cover art?

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Writing update: I just finished the first draft of my new book, The Glimmer Blade. This book is a stand alone book about Brant Anwar, one of the main characters in my Steel Lord Series. I think right now it’s one of my favorites. My artist is working on a cover as we speak and I will start to dive into editing and rewriting. I’ll keep you posted as the work continues. If you haven’t checked out my books yet, I’m offering the Kindles for 2.99 for the entire month of December. Enjoy and happy holidays.