Kirkus, Desperation, and Amazon’s Dino Porn

My thirty-year journey toward literary greatness has been fraught with enough obstacles to wear down the hardiest of adventurers. I've struggled with apathetic friends, a disapproving family, a host of ban-hammering moderators, gangs of internet trolls, and my own demons of doubt and despair, all while clambering over mountains of indie writers competing for attention.... Continue Reading →

Aenya Newsletter 3/17/20

It's the end of the world as we know it ... and I feel fine.  R.E.M I have a lot of experience writing about apocalyptic events. You could almost say it's my forte. In Ages of Aenya, when the sun expands from a yellow star to a red supergiant, 90% of all Aenya species perish. Millenniums... Continue Reading →

What Success Means to Me

OK, a little background here. I have a "pet troll," who's like a cockroach that lives under my floorboards, and shows up from time to time to ruin lunch. Anyway, Mr. Troll thought it would be funny to send me some screenshots, comparing the Amazon ranking of my books to that of, get this, dinosaur... Continue Reading →

People of Aenya: Emma

Emma by Alexey Lipatov (Major Spoilers!!!) Emma is born in Northendell, in the frigid Pewter Mountains, to Dak, a scholar of Zo history, and Ilsa, a singer and musician. At the behest of his wife, Dak gives up his pursuit of immortality, breaking ties with his friend and partner, Mathias. When King Frizzbeard's men-at-arms learn of Dak's golem... Continue Reading →

GRENDEL

Whenever I write these reviews, I make certain to consider my mental state at the time. So much of what we think about art is a reflection of our current thoughts and feelings, and like Kant's Noumena, impossible to divorce from our perception of it, a perception further prone to change as we age, gain new... Continue Reading →

Sorry, but, your book sucks …

TRIGGER WARNING: This article may piss you off, raise your anxiety level, or throw you into a depressive spiral. It might also make you a better writer, so there's that. You've been warned!  I don't want to come across like a jerk or anything, because I know how badly it hurts, to get a bad... Continue Reading →

People of Aenya: Princess Radia

  Once, not long ago, there lived a king in the land of Tyrnael, who had but one daughter. This daughter he loved with his whole heart, but upon her eleventh year she fell ill, her cheeks paling like the petals of a dying ilm. Never leaving her bedside, the king called for every physician... Continue Reading →

People of Aenya: Avia

AVIA is the daughter of King Azrael of Nimbos, a prominent yet rebellious member of the avian people. She is known for her willowy figure, bright azure eyes, tall head crest, and bright plumage of green, blue and violet, which changes with the direction of the light. Despite her highborn status, in Nimbos AVIA is... Continue Reading →

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