Legends of Amun Ra Series Trailer

Legends of Amun Ra Series Trailer

Attn Harry Potter and Games of Thrones fans… this is going to be the next Harry Potter deathly series… Legends of Amun Ra is a bold new science fiction/fantasy series of the year. A unique blend of history, mythology, fantasy, and science fiction wrapped in a heart-pounding adventure mystery, you will uncover the magic spells, […]

2013 in Review

Ah, 2013, what should I say about you? The first thing that comes to mind is good fucking riddance. I don’t say that to be melodramatic, but 2013 was a bum year for me personally. It started with losing my grandfather, followed by the death of two of my family’s dogs, and then my other […]

Book Review: Legend (Legend, #1) by Marie Lu

Summary: From different worlds, June and Day have no reason to cross paths… Until June’s brother is murdered, and Day becomes the prime suspect. In a shocking turn of events, the two uncover what has really brought them together, and the sinister lengths to which their country will go to keep its secrets. Review: Holy […]

The Hobbit book vs. The Hobbit movie

Books vs. movies, the age old debate (well, not really age old, but old enough for our purposes). In my younger days I considered myself a book/comic book snob. If Peter Parker wasn’t exactly how he was in the comic books when compared to the movies, well, then, I was just plain pissed off. Like […]

Book Review: The Red Pyramid (Kane Chronicles #1) by Rick Riordan

Summary: Since their mother’s death, Carter and Sadie have become near strangers. While Sadie has lived with her grandparents in London, her brother has traveled the world with their father, the brilliant Egyptologist, Dr. Julius Kane.  One night, Dr. Kane brings the siblings together for a “research experiment” at the British Museum, where he hopes […]

Book Review: The Iron King (The Iron Fey #1) by Julie Kagawa

Summary: Meghan Chase has a secret destiny–one she could never have imagined… Something has always felt slightly off in Meghan’s life, ever since her father disappeared before her eyes when she was six. She has never quite fit in at school…or at home.  When a dark stranger begins watching her from afar, and her prankster […]

Sci-Fi/Fantasy Conventions

Last year, I attended about five or six science-fiction, fantasy, horror, or pop culture conventions as an exhibitor. This year, I’ll probably double that number. Some of these are remarkably fun, some not so much. A lot of authors go to these shows, particularly if you write science-fiction or fantasy novels. But, how you prepare […]

The Thor 2: The Dark World Effect

This past week was the release of Thor 2, The Dark World. Personally, I loved it. I think Kenneth Branagh was uniquely qualified for this task. However, it made me think about something intimately familiar with a lot of fantasy stories – making something small into something magnificent. The heart of Thor 2, The Dark […]

Book Review: Magic of Thieves (Legends of Dimmingwood #1)

Blurb: In a province where magic is forbidden and its possessors are murdered by the cruel Praetor, young Ilan, born with the powerful gift of her ancestors, has only one hope for survival. Concealment. In the shadow of Dimmingwood, she finds temporary protection with a band of forest brigands led by the infamous outlaw Rideon […]

How to Make Your Characters Believable

Many people commend me on writing complex, three-dimensional, believable characters. It’s something I do work on, diligently. I think most writers want to place their characters into predetermined categories (i.e. this is the hero/heroine, this is the villain, this is the side-kick, and this is the extra girl/guy for a love triangle to give me […]

Countdown to Comikaze

I fucking love going to conventions. Seriously, I do. It’s the one place that I can meet and greet fans, sign books, take pictures, and just have an all around amazing time. When I’m not at my booth, in all honesty, you’d probably find me geeking out at the merchandise all the other vendors are […]