Hello, readers! Just a quick note to say that I made a number of minor changes to the site, including new artwork and a new page with information on related books in the series. It may have gone unnoticed due to my lack of announcing it, but I also added a new vignette a few months ago. Enjoy, and feel free to message me with any comments!
The trailer for Enduring Chaos is finally here! Watch it now:
Huge thanks to the amazing cast of talented people who put this beautiful film together. Please like, favourite, and share!
Hello, readers! Apologies for the radio silence of late, but I have some updates now to hopefully make up for that. It’s been a great first few months for Enduring Chaos so far and I’m looking forward to a busy summer getting out to more events to spread the word.
To that end, I have updated the upcoming events page with all the events (currently!) scheduled, and there are lots of them! I am going to conventions and festivals in Milton, Guelph, and Hamilton, Ontario, and crossing the border to return to Gen Con in Indianapolis this year. Check out the upcoming events page for information on all appearances I will be making.
Also, some new art has been added to the gallery, including a gorgeous portrait of Damian by Chris Babarik:
And a bit of a joke drawing of my own creation, featuring Damian with a wardrobe change:
Also, I am very excited to announce that the trailer will be going live within the next week! So stay tuned for that.
Finally, on the writing front, book 2 is progressing, and I am also pleased to report that there will be two all-new short stories from the world of Elderra appearing in the anthology Missing Pieces V, launching at Gen Con! Both stories feature a major character in Enduring Chaos, one of which is written by myself and the other by my collaborator J. R. Dwornik. These stories will be available exclusively in this anthology, so be sure to come to Gen Con to pick up your copy in August.
That’s it for now, but stay tuned, more updates are coming.
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Apologies for the silence of late, I have been scrambling to finish things up for the release of Enduring Chaos. We are just about ready over here!
We are 10 days away from SFContario and 11 away from the launch party, which is happening in the Courtyard of the Ramada Plaza Hotel on Saturday, November 30 at 6:00 p.m. I will also be with Brain Lag in the dealers room all weekend as well as helping host panels on the differences between scifi, fantasy, and horror and on creating memorable characters. Hope to see you out there!
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For this week’s update, I am proud to present the cover art for Enduring Chaos!
Cursed with fearsome eyes and a dangerous gift, any chance of Damian Sires having an ordinary life was dashed the moment she was born. All her life, she has hidden her abnormalities and fought for acceptance behind the shadow of a veil and her respected merchant father.
When Damian’s power spirals out of control and casts her out alone into the world, she finds herself caught up in plots as old as the gods themselves. Bitter exiles, deposed nobility, clandestine knights, and a divine being with an ancient grudge all close in on the unstable power radiating from Damian.
Desperate to keep that power contained, she sets out with mysterious allies in an attempt to find someone who can help her in a world that fears magic. Yet the source of Damian’s ability is far more deadly than she imagined.
View Enduring Chaos on Goodreads.
In addition to the cover reveal, I am offering a giveaway to win a free e-copy of Ruins of Change by J. R. Dwornik, the first book in the world of Elderra! Simply comment on this post by October 25th and you will automatically be entered into the giveaway.
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This week’s update expands on the world map posted last time with descriptions of the major areas labeled on the map. View the world map section to see the complete update.
Thank you to everyone who came out to visit at Word on the Street! We’re in the final stretch leading up to the release of Enduring Chaos at SFContario. Stay tuned – the next update will finally reveal the cover art for the book, as well as feature a giveaway!
This week’s update is the map of the world of Elderra. Click to view full-size.
Someone told me that quote once. I don’t remember to whom it is attributed. It is undoubtedly a comment on output, as one will quickly lose readers, as well as publishing contracts, if one does not continually produce more books.
To me, however, it is a matter of completion. When you are an unpublished author, you can spend forever editing and tweaking your manuscript. Once you have submitted it and it hits the presses, however, it is final. It cannot be altered any longer. Continue reading
This week’s update addresses the connection the Sisters of Chaos trilogy holds with the first book in the world of Elderra, Ruins of Change by J. R. Dwornik, as well as the changes that have occurred in Elderra since Ruins.
As written in Reflections a Ruin Explorer:
Years ago, before the adventures that now define me, I came across a passage written in the ruins of an ancient temple:
Even the smallest stone can create ripples that spread far in a still pond.
Click here to read the full passage.