Shalaeyah! Welcome to the Spine of the Empire.

Shalaeyah means 'hello' in Tyra Tarkush. Tyra Tarkush is the first language in the world of my book series. 'The Spine of the Empire' in that same world is the communication network of the Empire, the organization and government of the races in the universe.

In this world, it is the website concerning all things related to my main book series, the Adventures of the Trinity and the One, and its world. Here you can find updates on the series, random musings, and in depth posts on pieces of the world.

The World

Whenever I reference 'my world', there's a lot that's going into it that may not be apparent to those uninitiated. It is a sprawling, complicated mythos that I have developed nearly all of my life. There is more than that can be explained in a paragraph or list, but here's a taste of what my world has teeming within it:

The Series

Set in that world is The Adventures of the Trinity and the One book series and most of my short stories. The series has eight books and counting. The series is broken up into sub-sets with specific themes and arcs.

The first set is called the 'The Beginnings', with the first book of the entire series being How to Stop Wildfire. 'The Beginnings' is about the initial formation of the divine group called the Trinity and the One, and true to name, that goes on adventures. It is a series of character studies and quirky adventures of the four unique cast members. Beyond that...not going to say!

Meet the core cast:

How do I get started?

Simple! You can contact me to get an e-copy of How to Stop Wildfire or visit its page find the link to order the print copy off of Lulu directly.

I do not charge for the e-copy and the Lulu copy is priced so it is cheapest for those buying it. But if you wish to support me...

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Recent Posts from the Blog

Commissioned Portrait of Nefertiti Magayak!

🗓 26 Mar 2020
Commissioned Portrait of Nefertiti Magayak!

Since the commission of Marcus and Jessica went so well, I did another commission with the artist Reiesu. This character choice was none other than Princess Nefertiti Magayak of Magaya. I commissioned a portrait of her plus a colored background (flames!). This commission process was fundamentally different than with Marcus and Jessica’s commission because I had actually drawn Nefertiti a few times in the recent and long ago past…very few times. But I had more of an idea of what...

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Commissioned Artwork of Marcus and Jessica!

🗓 12 Mar 2020
Commissioned Artwork of Marcus and Jessica!

So I finally decided to cross this bridge. As in, commissioning artwork by someone who can actually…do art. Not at all like my amateur attempts. My search for willing and able artists took me to Tumblr. I used searches such as ‘commissions open’ to find artists who were available and with styles that I thought could fit the world. I narrowed down the list and eventually reached out to Reiesu. Reiesu’s style was very distinct and I think captures the...

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Moved The Recordings Series to The Spine

🗓 29 Feb 2020
Moved The Recordings Series to The Spine

Just a quick update regarding some website house keeping: I gutted my old Github Pages website and moved the Recordings to the Spine and the rest of the technical blog posts over to my personal website. Basically…consolidating my digital footprint. The Recordings series was written as a technical blog post series, but it does involve races and things from the world so it belongs here and now it’s finally home! It IS unfinished, but still a fun read, I think....

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Drawings via the Apple Pencil and Sketchbook

🗓 25 Feb 2020
Drawings via the Apple Pencil and Sketchbook

So as I think I alluded to in previous posts here and on Patreon, I have an Apple Pencil as of late last year. I’ve been using it to draw on the free Sketchbook app. It’s been quite amazing so far. I’m still learning all of the features and brushes, but the results have been solid so far. I posted some them in the 2019 in Art post, but here they are to date (minus intense spoilers/Patreon icons): Balon -...

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