In the Presence of the King: The Golden King

Potential spoilers ahead if you haven't read 'In the Presence of the King' The Golden King is the main character while being a background character. He is the book, he is the story, while not being in the book that much. And that type of character is hard to write because you have to write [...]

The Final Excerpt for In the Presence of the King

The Final Excerpt for In the Presence of the King

Excerpt comes from chapter four: Summoned To read the entire first chapter click here. When Asaph arrived, he was astonished to see three large, muscular horses tied up outside the hut’s door, all three so pitch-black they would have blended into the night if not for the light of the torches outside the hut. He [...]

New Excerpt for In the Presence of the King

New Excerpt for In the Presence of the King

From chapter two, titled: Thieves To read the entire first chapter click here. Running. Why am I always running? Asaph asked himself, as he was, at that moment, running through another small village in the Golden Kingdom. Running closely behind were his two best friends, Cal-Lin and Li-Gémìng. When the three of them were together, they [...]

Soon…

Soon…

There are 46 days until the release of 'In the Presence of the King'. 46 DAYS!! That is a month and two weeks. It sounds like a lot of time, but it really isn't. In a lot of ways this year as flown by with everything that has been going on. It feels like on [...]

Best Writing Advice I Ever Received

Best Writing Advice I Ever Received

I have read several articles and blog posts on writing but there was one single piece of advice that really lit a fire into me. With this advice, I was able to harness my imagination and translate it into actual pages in my Google Doc. I believe that this advice was one of the things that helped me write and finish In the Presence of the King.

The Best Thing About Being an Unpublished Writer

The Best Thing About Being an Unpublished Writer

Last week I wrote out the hardest parts about being an unpublished writer. This week we are focusing on the positive. To be honest writing the negative parts were easier than the positive. Not because it wasn't hard to identify but that I focus and dwell way too much on the negative. It just poured [...]

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 [...]