Category Archives: Eagle En Garde

I entered Battle-Off contest

I recently sent a fragment of my fantasy novel Eagle En Garde – the winner of 2015 EPIC eBook Award – to Grimdark Magazine’s Battle-Off competition. The conditions are simple: only scenes of battles (less than 1,000 words) from published … Continue reading

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More than one goal makes life interesting

In the last Writing Tips post, I talked about character goals in fiction. Of course, a novel is rarely sustained by one goal. More often, it’s either a succession of goals for one hero or a goal for every leading … Continue reading

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Are my stories too kooky?

A post for the Insecure Writer’s Support Group May is Short Story Month, so I’m going to rant about short stories again. I like writing them. The short format seems to agree with me. My short stories have been published … Continue reading

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Interview on Great Indie Authors

Kevin Cooper interviewed me on his website Great Indie Authors. Thanks, Kevin, for the wonderful opportunity and for your interesting questions. They made me think.  

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I won EPIC eBook Award in 2015

This morning, when I opened my gmail, I got a bunch of congratulations on my novel winning the EPIC competition. I didn’t know what they were talking about until I opened the EPIC Book Award website and saw that my … Continue reading

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I’m an EPIC competition finalist – twice

In the summer 2014, I entered both of my fantasy novels, Almost Adept and Eagle En Garde, into the EPIC competition. I just got an email saying they both made finalists in the Fantasy category. Although neither won, I feel … Continue reading

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Eagle En Garde on the web

Carmen Fox interviewed me on her website about Eagle En Garde. Read the interview here. Thanks, Carmen. I also got a nice review for the novel on BookLikes. You can read it here. Below is an excerpt from the review. … Continue reading

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Black or white is in the eyes of the readers

This is a re-blog of my post at The Writers’ Vineyard Recently, book bloggers have been complaining that most high fantasy stories take place in the worlds resembling medieval Europe, or at least our imaginary version of it, and that … Continue reading

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Fantasy Character Interview #17

My new book, the sword-and-sorcery fantasy novel Eagle En Garde, #1 in the Eagle series, was just released by my publisher, Burst Books. Please, meet Darin Barclay, the protagonist of the novel. 1. Tell me about yourself—name, profession, home, family, … Continue reading

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Eagle En Garde on the way to release #1

My second fantasy novel Eagle En Garde is going to be released from Burst in May. I got the cover art by Christy Carlyle. Love it.

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