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The Lost RELEASED!

The Lost RELEASED!

The Lost, my first ‘novella’, is finally done. After…like seven years of not really working on it, but always knowing I would, it is finally done. It feels good. I haven’t worked on / gotten the print copy yet, so that will be forthcoming.

Commissioned Art of Spellbinder Casting a Spell

Commissioned Art of Spellbinder Casting a Spell

As the other commission of Spellbinder didn’t go so well, I craved to get Spellbinder done again to hopefully a better end—to make it right for her and for myself. So, I set my sights on an artist who seemed like they could do both the fantasy and sci-fi side of Spellbinder. I landed on AR Sullivan after looking into/contacting a few artists. I wasn’t sure if I’d find ‘the One’ at second try, but….I think did. Really happy with...

Short Story on The End of the Second Generation Humans

Short Story on The End of the Second Generation Humans

Another new short story! But it is not new. I originally wrote this scene in ~2015 in a compilation file containing three (including this) random world event stories plus a chapter titled Malechak with no content…which was intended to basically be ‘To Steal a Race with a Race’. I recently decided I was going to try to wrap up as many of these random half-finished/sketch-like stories as I could before I started fully on book 11, so I with this...

General Empirian Fashion Thoughts

General Empirian Fashion Thoughts

Not everyone in the Empire wears clothes, but for those that do, there are some common themes in fashion. So here I’m going to go through random clothing categories that are prevalent in the Empire and give my current thoughts on them. I’m not going to be going at it race by race, just general impressions on each clothing category. So, anyway, we’re going to start with the big one. Robes! Growing up with fantasy RPGs, robes were a conceptual...

Commissioned Art of Spellbinder

Commissioned Art of Spellbinder

So, after a long commission hiatus, I commissioned Hailfire for a picture of Spellbinder. V1 First Sketch So here I realized a few things that I ought to have communicated: That she’s not mechnical looking The legs are to be taken verbatim and not stylized The pincers need to be thick/fat To help, I did edits on the art to call out what I was referring to: First Sketch Edit Direction (1/2) First Sketch Edit Direction (2/2) V2 Second Sketch...

To Steal a Race with a Race: A Short Story featuring Malechak

To Steal a Race with a Race: A Short Story featuring Malechak

New first person POV short story with no relation to any current plots! Read it here. It was fun to write in Malechak’s voice, once I found my groove with his clipped, technical way of going about things. Also interesting to write some action and dialogue in the first person perspective. Hope you all enjoy!