A Writer’s Tool: Reedsy

A Writer’s Tool: Reedsy

Besides the encouragement from the people around me, the single most important thing that helped me bring my book across the finish line was Reedsy.

Short Stories. Do You Read Them?

Curious. Does anyone read a single short story? I know there are short story collections, magazines, prizes, etc. But does anyone read a stand alone short story? And if you were to read a stand alone short story, how long would it be to make it worth it? And if you do read stand alone [...]

What I read in March 2020

What I read in March 2020

Wow, I did so much reading last month! Probably due to the quarantine of COVID-19 in Ohio but also because most of the books I read last month were pretty short. I started off with A Battlefield Atlas of the American Revolution by Craig L. Symonds. If you are into maps, stats or history you [...]

Official Map Reveal for In the Presence of the King

Official Map Reveal for In the Presence of the King

After much ado. The moment has finally arrived. Here it is. The official map reveal for my upcoming book In the Presence of the King. The map was designed by Colin Nitta, who I found through Reedsy, a professional writing service website owned by Barnes and Noble. There is no color as of yet since [...]

Original Map Reveal for In the Presence of the King

Original Map Reveal for In the Presence of the King

Before the big reveal next week I thought it would be cool to show what I started with. Below is the original map that I created for In the Presence of the King. It served me through the whole time as I wrote and edit the book, hence why there is so much crossed out [...]

The Inspiration Behind In the Presence of the King Map

The Inspiration Behind In the Presence of the King Map

What inspired the land in the tale of In the Presence of the King? (In the Presence of the King is the name of my upcoming book) I guess I can't go too far into it since I could easily find myself in spoiler country. But the story definitely provided the parameters of the landscape. [...]

What I Read in February 2020

What I Read in February 2020

Oh February, you are the month where the high of the new year comes crashing down. In the words of Eminem "Snap back to reality. Oh there goes gravity." I didn't read that much this month, but I did complete the two books I started in January. The Way of Kings and Genesis: A Commentary. [...]

Official Book Announcement!!

Official Book Announcement!!

Last week I announced the redesign of my blog along with the new name, basically its the same URL but dropping the wordpress at the end. With the new site redesign I included a new page dedicated to the book. That was a soft announcement, but I wanted a whole blog post dedicated to it.