#Art of Fantasy 33: The Steampunk Edition

My wife told me I should do a special steampunk post and some of you thought that was a great idea and so I've complied. Instead of my normal focus on one artist, today's collection features a variety of artists. In curating this collection, I tried to stay within or as close as possible to … Continue reading #Art of Fantasy 33: The Steampunk Edition

The Meaning Behind The Name Woelf Dietrich

A while ago I briefly mentioned that Woelf Dietrich is a pen name. I took it  from Wolfdietrich who is a German hero of romance. I thought it apt given my primary writing interest. Also, there is a hotel by the same name in Austria, but that is another story. I discovered the history behind Wolfdietrich … Continue reading The Meaning Behind The Name Woelf Dietrich

#Art of Fantasy 32: Even Amundsen

Even Amundsen is a concept artist, illustrator and self-described alcohol enthusiast, moustache connoisseur and coffee adorer. He currently resides in Prague. His paintings combine fantasy and the comical–well some of his work, anyway--and I love the soft light and palette that permeate through his work. Below are a few choice samples. If you click on any … Continue reading #Art of Fantasy 32: Even Amundsen

Update: The Mercy Giver is officially part of The Nerdist Collection Contest!

The Mercy Giver is now officially part of the Nerdist Collection Contest, held in conjunction with Inkshares. From Inkshares' website: "In continuation of the success of our first Sci-Fi & Fantasy Contest, Inkshares will publish the top five science fiction and fantasy projects submitted after August 15 with the most unique reader pre-orders by 12:00 p.m. PST, … Continue reading Update: The Mercy Giver is officially part of The Nerdist Collection Contest!

#Art of Fantasy 31: Stepan Alekseev

Stepan Alekseev, is a digital artist based in Yakutsk, Russia, as far as I am aware. I had difficulty finding more background information on the artist. Apart from his obvious talent, he seemed to have done a bit of work as concept artist for a few game companies and considering his enormous talent, I am … Continue reading #Art of Fantasy 31: Stepan Alekseev

The Mercy Giver: Origins and Inspiration

As an addendum to my previous post, the idea for The Mercy Giver came out of nowhere, really. I started writing randomly one day and as I wrote my words an idea formed in the back of my mind. At first I intended the story to be just a straightforward crime thriller about a psychopath on the … Continue reading The Mercy Giver: Origins and Inspiration

The Mercy Giver is on Inkshares

I'm experimenting. I never planned to do this, but last night I followed a link on an article which took me to Inkshares, and after exploring the website for a little while I decided to take the plunge. Their setup is really awesome. You submit a proposal for a story and the first chapter or … Continue reading The Mercy Giver is on Inkshares