August 27, 2018

Steamtown Chronicles 1: The Dark Market now available from your favorite vendor!

Delmen MacDougall lived a relatively comfortable life for a dwarf in Steamtown. He had his enchanting shop, his flat, and his health. He even had a friend. All he had to do was follow Governor Law’s mandates to the letter. Non-citizens of Steamtown, called travelers, didn’t make sticking to the mandates easy. They robbed him. They killed him, forcing him to resurrect. They hurled insults at him, calling him an “NPC,” whatever that was. ​​​​​​​When one traveler attacked his only friend in the world, Delmen eagerly abandoned his mandates and fought back. He earned himself a bounty that forced him […]
June 26, 2018
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LitRPG/GameLit authors united!

As many of you have heard, Amazon’s Content Review team has been a bit over the top this year. The running theory is that there is an illicit service being used by some unscrupulous and greedy authors to drum up page reads and boost their page ranks, and that these services borrow and read other authors books to appear legitimate. A great number of LitRPG authors are impacted by this. The response by the KDP Content Review team has been swift and unforgiving. Authors targeted by these services are having their page reads slashed by about 50% every month. They […]
December 21, 2017

Dawn Chapman’s and Matt Ferraz’s “Know Thy Enemy”

It is with great enthusiasm that I announce the release of “Know Thy Enemy” by a friend of mine I met in my grand adventure of writing LitRPG. Dawn Chapman has been creating sci-fi and fantasy stories for thirty years. Until 2005 when her life and attention turned to scripts, and she started work on The Secret King, a 13 episode Sci-Fi TV series, with a great passion for this medium. In 2010, Dawn returned to her first love of prose. She’s been working with coach EJ Runyon who’s encouraged her away from fast-paced script writing, to revel in the world […]
October 25, 2017

The world of Fjorgyn just got a little bit bigger

To give you all a taste of what is to come in Fjorgyn: Shifting Sands, I’ve created and will include the following map in the front matter of book three. This map highlights some of the locations you already know (Elatha, Belen Dell, Greenleaf Enclave, Brackenvale, and Magheim’s Expanse) but expands to cover the entire continent, including undiscovered locations that you can look forward to. Enjoy! 🙂
July 31, 2017

Fjorgyn: The Deep Below release announcement

I’m pleased to announce the release of book two in the Fjorgyn series: The Deep Below. After a hair-raising flight from Elatha, Michael and his allies find themselves holed up in a remote region in Fjorgyn, surrounded by potential enemies. They must rid themselves of the threat of an unfriendly horde of goblins while they discover the reasons behind a dire threat in the forested realm around them. They must do all this while feeling alone and abandoned in this harsh world. Although he wants nothing more to do with going underground and constantly fighting for his life, the threat […]
July 21, 2017

Lacrimosa’s Lament (LitRPG novel): The Anatomy of a Cover

When I first started writing with the intention of self-publishing, I must say I knew absolutely nothing about cover design and the importance covers play in selecting stories.  Then I scrolled through Amazon’s listings and realized one thing: there are a ton of shitty covers out there, some of them in the LitRPG space.  Like… people slapping text on a photo in MS paint and calling it a day.  I won’t share any of them, especially the LitRPG ones, because I don’t like talking smack about other authors — at least not on a public forum. I certainly was guilty […]
July 3, 2017

Lacrimosa: Upcoming standalone LitRPG novel

Because I am enjoying writing LitRPG so much, I’d like to take this moment to introduce my current work in progress (WIP): Lacrimosa. This novel will be around 75k-100k words and will be a standalone LitRPG story given that I need a short break between books two and three of the Fjorgyn series.  The LitRPG engine behind the game will be fundamentally different than Fjorgyn’s engine.  Here are some details about the model differences: Also, here is a quick preview of the fixed number of pre-selected classes players can choose during character creation:
April 20, 2017

What’s in my writing pipe?

While many of you know I am currently working on Fjorgyn: The Deep Below as a part of NaNoWriMo April 2017, I have more projects in my pipeline that are in various stages of production and development.  My plan is for all of these to see the light of day in 2017 and 2018: Fjorgyn: Voices of Revolution (Book 3).  This will be a continuation of the series and I am hoping to have this released in Autumn 2017, although this is subject to change. When Mountains Weep. This is a third person, past tense story about Adam, a young […]