What criteria do you keep when deciding whether a villain deserves to die? Is it “just cuz?” You know, he’s the bad guy? Der! Or is there more to it? Kaisy and I were discussing this today. My criteria: Basically, if the villain is irredeemable, has done truly evil acts, and acts and thinks in … More To Kill a Villain
Well. This whole adventure began back in 2012. The novel was written as a stand alone book. Along the way, this blog was born and a multitude of short stories were begotten. Next thing we knew, we had a wonderful anthology of short stories all rooted in this fantastical dystopian universe. From feral humans, sophisticated … More The Novel
Chapter One: The S-Classer of the novel, StarChild, has been converted into a beautiful word cloud via worditout.com. As Jeremy endures the aircab driver’s crazy maneuvers through the skies of Layer Seven, he envisions his new career as a wonderful, thrilling life changing event. And yes, Jeremy’s life will change.
Hello! I hope everyone is having a great day! Our chapter by chapter release of the novel StarChild continues with Chapter Five: The After(math) Party. Read Chapter Five HERE. Be a part of the luxurious after party celebrating the passing of the S-Amendment to the StarChild Act. Even though the Senate hearing was a little manipulative … More StarChild – Part I – Chapter Five: The Aftermath Party
Self-publishing – why are there so many rules? Look, the perk to being an indie author is having total control of creativity, deadlines, and event planning. But as I read author interviews, blog posts, and other internet fodder, I have noticed that there are a few specific “rules” that writers “must” follow. No, I refuse … More Oh, These Silly, Senseless Rules!
City-State ventured into the cold, blistery winter weather on Saturday. I arrived at MacDaddy’s Winter Fest in Cape Carteret, North Carolina. I was joined by two additional authors: Dave Atwell and Chrissy Lessey. Dave is the author of Rotting Frontier, and Chrissy is the author of The Coven. Both Dave and … More City-State Stays Warm and Cozy at Winter Fest
Hello! I hope everyone is having a great day! Our chapter by chapter release of the novel StarChild continues with Chapter Four: The Vote of Acclaim. Read Chapter Four HERE. Enjoy the boisterous Senate hearing as the dashing Supreme Judge Kaisin Harkin appears before his colleagues to sway the vote for the controversial S-Amendment to the … More StarChild – Part I – Chapter Four: The Vote of Acclaim