Behold the cover. I’ve got to say that this was really fun. Apprentice writers are encouraged to start with short stories, but I have never been able to condense an idea down to less than 50,000 words. But the concept for Omega Night, now available on Amazon, came as a flashback to a hundred Superman … More Omega Nights and New Years.
Where are they now? There’s another word for teen sidekicks. It’s child-soldiers. I stumbled across this gem on TV Tropes, followed the link to Amazon, and… well, go there to read my review. I’ll say this here; Seanan McGuire gets it. Too many writers approach superhero stories from the deconstructive angle, but what they don’t … More The Velveteen Hero
As part of my ongoing campaign to get the Wearing the Cape series out to a wider audience, I have also made WtC:TB available on the Nook at Barnes and Noble and on Smashwords. It can be downloaded from Smashwords in just about any electronic format imaginable, for FREE, to read on the Kindle, Nook, … More Wearing the Cape: The Beginning, Available Free!
I have noticed that some of the best fantasy stories rely on an interesting device; they start out rather mundanely, in a mundane setting with a rather mundane though interesting protagonist. Then they move the protagonist–and the reader–into the fantastic realm where most of the adventure takes place. Sometimes the move is sudden, a matter … More The Wardrobe Door
David Palmer sucks. Why? Because back in 1984 he came out of nowhere with Emergence, possibly the best First Novel ever, followed it with a second novel (Threshold, almost as good), then disappeared from the face of the earth. Well-meaning people mistakenly wrote obituaries. Decades later, just the rumor that a sequel to the story … More It’s The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine…)
Silverlock is not so much a lost book as one that is constantly being rediscovered. John Meyers Meyers wrote it back in 1949, so this is a fantasy untouched by JRR Tolkien’s genre-redefining work. But it’s been touched by everything else. Like Robinson Crusoe, Silverlock opens with a shipwreck. The wrecked ship is the Naglafar–named … More Adventures in the Commonwealth.