Posts tagged elves

Free Preview: Chapter One, “Noble Magic”

Amazon: Free on Kindle Unlimited or $2.99 ebook “Noble Magic” is the fourth and last book of the series, “The Chronicles of Eledon.” Alex must restore Seaward Isle to the rest of Eledon before it breaks away, but encumbering her path are wizards, Elf rebels, the Queen of the Water Elves, and government reform. Here’s […]


“Blood Mission” Chapter One

Revised edition, August 2014 Chapter 1 BLOOD MISSION  Drenched and muddy, Alex spurred her horse through the heavy rain, more concerned about a possible assassination attempt on her cousin, Prince Darin of the Water Elves than herself.  Alex had discovered the plot when she overheard a telepathic conversation in Elfspeak between the Elf Mellen, a […]


Backstory: The Setting

Here’s the next post in my Wednesday series of Backstory.  This one focuses on the setting, Seaward Isle. When I decided to publish, I had to change my fan book into a novel with its own setting.  This was very challenging, but now, I had a story.  I just needed a unique setting that could […]



My new ebook, BLOOD MISSION, will be out soon.  Here are the opening paragraphs: Alex cast a wary eye at the dark clouds, churning in the sky.  For the past twenty-four hours, she’d been steadily pelted with rain as she made her way across Seaward Isle.  She was traveling to see her cousin, Prince Darin […]


A Fantasy Like No Other, Part Three

After I came up with the concept of Seaward Isle, I needed to figure out what it looked like.  It had to have a volcano in the middle because that’s what most islands have.  It was also going to be the home of Zenon, the giant sent by Zeus to keep the Titan imprisoned on […]


“The Ballad of the Flexible Bullet” by Stephen King

This essay was taken from a collection called “Secret Windows: Essays and Fiction on the Craft of Writing” by Stephen King with an Introduction by Peter Straub.  I intend to comment on the content of the essay and hopefully, find insight. This was an unusual story about a dinner party hosted by a writer and […]