Saturday, June 3, 2017

Shifting Seas - Final Chapter

It's here!!!! The final chapter of Shifting Seas - the story of how Jost met Tate. I hope you had as much fun exploring the world of the Dragon Ridden Chronicles as I have. If there are other short stories or scenes you'd like to see, drop a note in the comments. I'd love to hear from you.

For now, happy reading!

Shifting Seas - Chapter Seven

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Triple Crown Loop

I've survived my trip of backpacking on the Appalachian Trail and have several blisters and bruised toenails to show for it. I can say with all seriousness now that Shea is a bad ass for being able to hike up some of these mountain passes. The mountains I hiked up weren't anywhere near as high as what I have Shea traversing in my imagination and these nearly kicked my butt.

We had originally intended to hike 32 miles of the Triple Crown loop near Roanoke, VA but decided after hiking 12 miles the first day and several near melt downs that it would be better to drop the packs for the rest of the trip and do day hikes. Instead of 32 miles we ended up clocking somewhere around 25 miles.

I can say with all honesty that this was probably one of the most physically intense experiences of my life. There was one mountain near the end of the first day that nearly crushed my soul and managed to destroy the group's morale. The mountain just kept going up and up and up. Every time you thought you'd hit the top, you'd round a bend and find that there was still more to go.

Silver lining - I came away with some great photographs (another hobby of mine) and some great insight into Shea's character. As I'm currently smack dab in the middle of writing Pathfinder 2, this experience was very timely. I'll have a lot of material to draw from to lend realism to some of the characters.

Overall I'm glad for the experience even it has taken me several days to recoup some of the energy and willpower I expanded forcing my way up these mountains. Still, let's not do that again anytime soon. :-)

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Shifting Seas Chapter Six

As promised, I'm posting Chapter Six of Shifting Seas a little early this week. I'll be channeling my inner Shea over the weekend as I set off on a 32 mile backpacking trip. 0_o There will be zero connection to internet or phone so if you message me a question, I will be MIA until Tuesday.

I'm still not quite sure how my family convinced me this would be fun. Silver lining though, I'll get some great experiences to draw from for the next Pathfinder book. I'm also looking forward to indulging my photography hobby with all the amazing scenery we'll get to enjoy.

Wish me happy trails and I hope you enjoy the next installment in Jost's adventure.

Shifting Seas - Chapter Six

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Chapter for Your Sunday

It's been a busy couple of days since the release Of Bone and Ruin Book Two in the Dragon Ridden Chronicles. Though the release has been exciting, it doesn't mean I have stopped working. I'm in full steam ahead mode on the next book I'm working on and Chapter Five of Shifting Seas is ready to read. Enjoy!

Shifting Seas - Chapter Five

Friday, May 19, 2017

It's Finally Here

I'm excited to announce Of Bone and Ruin - Book Two in the Dragon Ridden Chronicles is now up on Amazon. This book has been a long time coming so I'm excited that it's finally here. It was never my intention to wait so long between publishing Dragon Ridden and its sequel. Somehow time got away from me and before I knew it several years had passed. I promise not to wait so long to release the next book in the series. I hope you have as much fun with Tate and the crew as I did.

An ancient discovery has been made close to the city of Aurelia—one that promises wealth and power equal only to the dangerous secrets lying at its heart.

With three powerful groups vying for control of the discovery’s unlimited potential, it will take a delicate touch not to tip the scales toward war. Something Tate Fisher, a newly accepted dragon-ridden with a bit of a memory problem, has never been known for possessing.

Tate must learn to navigate the undercurrents of this society if she wants her friends and empire to come out the other side in one piece. Because these secrets involve Tate, and they don’t intend to let her go so easily.

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Sunday, May 14, 2017

Mother's Day and Chapter Four

To all the mother's out there, I wanted to wish you a happy Mother's Day. I hope you have a wonderful day spent with your families. For the rest of us, I hope you took a moment to tell your mother and grandmother how much they've meant to you over the years.

In other news, chapter four is ready and posted. Enjoy!

Shifting Seas - Chapter Four

Wednesday, May 10, 2017