Thursday, October 11, 2018

Parkersburg PopCon 2018: I'll be there!


This is where I will be on October 20th!



Hope to see you there.

Link for Details: Parkersburg PopCon

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Guild submitted to Gryphonwood Press


I submitted the final version of Guild (after reviewing suggested edits from my publisher's editor) to my publisher (Gryphonwood Press).

The final version was slightly under 28,000 words, making it novella length. The cover art is in process. The next step will be for me to proof the galley when it's sent to me.

Guild is the third installment in the Monsters, Maces and Magic Series. No firm publication date set.

Will keep you up to date.


Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Newest Review of Relic Tech (Audiobook)


Thought I would share the most recent review of Relic Tech on Audible:



  • 5 out of 5 stars











"Pretty Original for a Relic"

I first read Terry Ervin II's book Outpost, and it blew me away. The story had the tone, the characterization, the plot, and the pacing that really appealed to me. So, I knew that I couldn't let anything else by the man slip past me. So, I got Relic Tech just from the singular reading of his fantasy/Gamelit novel. Man, am I glad that I did!

Ervin's writing style is very appealing, it is easy to listen to, is intelligent, and has fantastic pace to it. The story is sensible and fun and sucks you right in. This is one of those stories that iwould say I couldn't put it down if it was in print, as it was I had a hard time to stop listening when I had to. I am so glad that this is just a 'Book One" in a series as I would have called for more if it weren't. I almost had to laugh because the story is so frenetic that you feel out of breath in some spots, and I really believe that Ervin deliberately provided a few breathing spaces for the listener to rest in before cranking things up to 11 again.

I'm not sure if it has a western hero, an Indiana Jones (movies 1 & 3), or James Bond type feel for the main character, but it really doesn't matter because you can very clearly see that the MC is pretty cool and exciting. Ervin has a way of captivating his listeners and maintaining their attention. I love his writing style. Amazingly, it holds your focus for almost 24 straight hours.

Conlan does a really good job narrating; although I have to admit that there were a few points that he seemed to be talking really fast, like he was sped up. It worked really well in the fight scenes, but it did kind of throw me off when we hits a slow down point. It wasn't enough for me to deduct any stars but I do think you, as a listener, ought to know about it. Regardless, he handles the story quite well, and I had no real complaints.

This is a fun story, and I have very clearly discovered a new writer for me to follow. You should really look into all of Ervin's writings, as I know I will. Even though I did receive a promo code for this review it in no way influenced my considerations of the material, and in fact, inspired me to be more honest. Getting a code generally makes me harsher as a reviewer as I am more often concerned what someone like Me will decide based on my review.

Ray Johnson


Available onAudibleAmazoniTunes

Monday, September 3, 2018

LitRPG Audiobook Podcast's Review of Outpost


Hey Folks,

The LitRPG Audiobook Podcast reviewed Monsters, Maces and Magic: Outpost.

Click on over to see what they had to say about the story and Jonathan Waters' narration.


Note: The review of Outpost begins about 9:30 into the episode (this link is set to go directly there).


Please don't hesitate to leave post your thoughts and comments for the reviewer (Ray Johnson) on the youtube channel above or at the podcast's Facebook Post, here:

You can see the audio and written review here: LitRPG Audiobook Podcast 008

Link: Where Outpost is Available


Saturday, September 1, 2018

Classroom Plants


This year I thought I would add a little green to my classroom, so I planted mystery plants. (Could be the science teacher coming out in me?)

Maybe my landscape management students will be the first to guess what type they are.

Don't know how well they will do. Have the grow light for when I am in the room. They do have a skylight for weekends and such. Over long breaks, I can take them to the Landscape Management green house.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Brutus VI and Brutus VII


Brutus V went home with a graduating senior at the end of last year.

This year, I retrieved an old fish bowl from home so that I might have two fish in the classroom. (No sense it sitting idle and collecting dust, right?)

Meet:

Brutus VI


Brutus VII


Thursday, August 2, 2018

Outpost's Audiobook Remains #1



Outpost remains #1 on Amazon for Releases in Games (Literature)

A reminder where Outpost in audiobook is Available:

   Audible
   Amazon
   iTunes

Of course, it's also available in print and ebook!

Amazon and B&N (Print)
Ebook Vendors

Many thanks again to Gryphonwood for publishing, Drazenka Kimpel for the fabulous cover art, and Jonathan Waters for his excellent narration of the tale.