The Withered King by Ricardo Victoria My rating: 4 of 5 stars Like Final Fantasy meets Dungeons & Dragons! An action-packed sci-fantasy adventure that fans of the genre will love! Victoria delivers a lively story that feels like a video game, with plenty of heart and humour along the way. The characters are interesting, the […]Read More Book Review: The Withered King by Ricardo Victoria
To celebrate the release of Once Upon a Time in the Wyrd West and Gunsmoke & Dragonfire, I’m having a big Kindle Countdown sale starting tomorrow! You can get the whole Wyrd West Chronicles serial for as low as $4! Showdown: FREE Vice & Virtue: FREE The Vigil: 99 cents to $2.99 Way of the […]Read More Wyrd West Chronicles: Kindle Countdown Sale!
Here’s the new book trailer for The Teeth of Winter (Wyrd West Chronicles #7)! Only available in Gunsmoke & Dragonfire: A Fantasy Western Anthology. Special pre-order price of 99 cents for the month of January ONLY!Read More Book Trailer Drop: The Teeth of Winter
You’re a hobbit and you don’t like adventure. You think originality is dangerous! You should NEVER bring a unique setting to fantasy or science fiction! And God help you if you MIX the two! You believe that stories about people and their very human motivations are boring, even if you punctuate them with lots of […]Read More 10 Reasons Why You *Shouldn’t* Support Once Upon a Time in the Wyrd West!
To celebrate my Kickstarter for the Wyrd West Chronicles, I’m doing a series of livestreamed interviews with people who are doing similar stuff to what I’m doing in Once Upon a Time in the Wyrd West! These interviews will appear on Kickstarter Live and will be simultaneously streamed to my Facebook Author Page, then uploaded […]Read More Interviews for the Once Upon a Time in the Wyrd West “Telethon!”
Beasts of Tabat by Cat Rambo My rating: 4 of 5 stars Read for the Women of Genre Fiction Challenge. I read this book in part because I’ve come to know Cat Rambo through my work with the SFWA YouTube channel (for those who don’t know, she’s the current President of SFWA.) I heard she […]Read More Book Review: Beasts of Tabat by Cat Rambo
A hybrid writer is calling for submissions for Gunsmoke & Dragonfire: A Fantasy Western Anthology. Submissions open immediately. This is a collaborative project in which each contributor (writer, editor, etc.) will receive one share of profits, if any. Contributors are encouraged to make best use of their collective resources for marketing (social media, blog, YouTube […]Read More Call for Submissions: Gunsmoke & Dragonfire
Science fiction and fantasy mashups are popular right now. They give us an excuse to abandon typical SFF tropes for elements we’re familiar with in other genre fiction. Here’s some tips and tricks for successful plotting and worldbuilding in a mashup genre: Familiarize Yourself with the Blended Genre Okay, so you’re writing a space opera […]Read More Successful Worldbuilding in SFF Mashups
Science fiction and fantasy, in my experience, are rarely all one thing. Sometimes – often! – SFF blends elements of other genres of fiction into it. For instance, I think just about every Philip K. Dick novel I’ve read is either transgressive fiction or a detective/crime novel. Sometimes those elements seem so weird that not […]Read More Science Fiction & Fantasy Mashups