Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Author Mindy McGinnis Speaks at Upper Valley Career Center


Hey, I thought I would share that author Mindy McGinnis spoke at my school yesterday to virtually all of the junior and senior students (seven sessions plus two smaller group engagements).

She is an interesting and dynamic speaker and, if you ever get the opportunity to hear her, don't pass it up. The vast majority of my students were interested, if not riveted, to what she shared about her books, writing, and even her cats, plus the variety of questions she answered.

Most of the students read Not a Drop to Drink in preparation for her visit. It's an excellent read. One thing is that Mindy McGinnis writes in a host of genres from post apocalyptic and fantasy to contemporary.

If you might be interested, check out her website to see what she she's written.

Website: Mindy McGinnis

Friday, November 30, 2018

Signing Books at Christmas in the Village (St. Paris, Ohio)


Hey Folks,

Just to let you know that I'll be a part of the Christmas in the Village celebration in St. Paris, on Saturday, December 1st.

I will be part of the Craft Show, in the Municipal Building (135 W. Main Street, St. Paris, OH), from 12:00 (noon) until 5:00 pm with copies of my novels. 

Who doesn't enjoy receiving a good novel (signed) for a Christmas present?

Plus, if you have questions about writing, fantasy or science fiction or whatever...stop by.


Hope to see you there!

Thursday, November 29, 2018

LitRPG Podcast Reviews Monsters, Maces and Magic: Guild!


Hey Folks,

The LitRPG Podcast reviewed Guild.

Check out the video of the review, and see if you agree (if you've read Guild), or maybe it'll convince you to give it a try.

Where you can get Guild: Ebook  /  Print



Monday, November 26, 2018

Now Available--Monsters, Maces and Magic: Guild

Hey Folks,

Guild is now available in ebook ($0.99) and print ($6.99)!

You can’t hide in an RPG forever.

Eighteen years ago Tom, a barber college student, got trapped in the Monsters, Maces and Magic game world as Josiah the thief.

The first two adventures saw all of Tom’s party members, also trapped within the game world, perish within the fetid depths of the Dark Heart Swamp. His subsequent stint adventuring with NPCs proved short lived. He preferred survival.

Over time, Tom became Josiah, adopting a life blending in with the game world’s NPCs. He gave up advancing as a thief, trained as a lay healer, and works as a barber, cutting hair, pulling teeth, lancing boils and functioning as a low-level operative within the local thieves’ guild.

But life, even one lived as a faux NPC, can get interesting. Such happens when a young half-goblin thief named Gurk shows up in Josiah’s shop, looking for information.

Little did the pair know that the unobtrusive barber shop would become a focal point in a brewing guild war.

Get your copy of the third installment in the Monsters, Maces and Magic Series!

Get your Print copy: Here
Get your ebook copy: Here

Audiobook is in production

Friday, November 16, 2018

Guild's Upcoming Released Announced on the LitRPG Podcast


Pretty cool news. Ramon Mejia, of the LitRPG Podcast, announced Monsters, Maces and Magic: Guild's upcoming release (on November 26th).



If you enjoy reading Fantasy and/or Science Fiction with a LitRPG slant, following the LitRPG Podcast (and/or the LitRPG Audiobook Podcast) may help you find some good titles to get a hold of.

As a quick reminder, Guild is currently available for Pre-Order a number of places.

You can find out where by following this link to a previous blog post:  Monsters, Maces and Magic: Guild is Available for Pre-Order

Monday, November 12, 2018

Presentation at the Westerville Library: Writing Warfare--from Sword Fights to Space Fleet Combat


Hey Folks,

I'll be at the Westerville Public Library on November 15th, from 7:00 until about 8:15 pm, presenting on writing warfare in fiction.

If you might be interested, you can find more details (directions, content, etc.) by following this link: Writing Warfare in Fiction (Westerville Library)

Hope to see you there!

Why the fireworks picture? Why not   ;)