Category Archives: Fantasy

Publication Update and Advanced Reader Copies

After yet another cover image was declined (the one in the previous post), the release date of my book has been delayed until a third cover has been created. So this time I’m getting a proper, non-inhouse artist to do … Continue reading

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Epic Fantasy New Cover Art and Release Date Update

After discovering that there were TWO other authors who were using the exact same image as me for their cover art (one of which is being published by Harper Voyager!), I negotiated heatedly with my publisher to get another image for … Continue reading

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Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne by Brian Staveley [Trilogy Review]

Also known as The Emperor’s Blade trilogy after the first book in the series, this is another great fantasy epic I plan on adding to my top fantasy list. I read book one back when it was first released in … Continue reading

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Cover Art Reveal [UPDATE]

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New Book Contract

Phew! Just signed a publishing contract with Solstice for my epic fantasy series. 350,000 words, 5 years and a heck of a lot editing signed away in less than a minute. I feel lighter for some reason. The real question is: … Continue reading

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What’s in a Fantasy First Arc?

TL;DR: The first arc of a fantasy story should create a bridge between the character and the conflict. Whether a bridge between character and conflict happens in the first chapter or the third or the fifth, as soon as the … Continue reading

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What’s in a Fantasy First Chapter?

(House cleaning tip from Adam over at Write Thoughts on the Fantasy Prologue post: Prologues aren’t always necessary for a hero’s tale, but if included, should come out of necessity, less it slows down the story.) TL;DR: The first chapter is generally where … Continue reading

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