ValleyCon 2017

ValleyCon 2017

This past weekend, I attended ValleyCon in Fargo, ND. ValleyCon began in March 1977, and has been a staple in the Fargo-Moorhead community ever since. This served as a fitting close to my 2017 convention season, which for me began in February when I attended...
How Did Warrior of Light Begin?

How Did Warrior of Light Begin?

A lot of folks have asked me how Warrior of Light began. Some already know this story, but others may not. Well, like many other writers, I was a reader first. I’ve been reading stories for as long as I can remember, and eventually I decided to try writing one. As an...
Book Two Update

Book Two Update

At the beginning of August, I finished the first draft of the sequel to Warrior of Light. The manuscript comes in at 211,279 words, making it 15% longer than Warrior in its current state (the final word count for Warrior of Light was 182,659 words). That said, the...
Can a Story Matter?

Can a Story Matter?

Everyone has their own reasons for writing. Some write to express themselves, others to make a living, and others simply because they love love it. So why do I write? To be fair, nobody has one single reason for doing anything they do, but I can certainly talk about...
Tampa Bay Comic Con

Tampa Bay Comic Con

Last weekend, I participated in Tampa Bay Comic Con in Tampa, Florida. I had a grand time, I met great people, and I even managed to sell a few books. To date, I’ve attended five conventions this year: February: Fargo-Moorhead Comic Con (Fargo, ND) March: Bismarck...
Never a Better Time to be a Writer

Never a Better Time to be a Writer

I recently spoke with a friend who was interested in publishing a book, and at the end of the conversation found myself saying something I’d never have anticipated ten years ago: “Just focus on writing—publishing is the easy part.” Until recently, I’d have said the...

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