#Art of Fantasy on Hiatus This Week

#Art of Fantasy is on hiatus this week due to looming deadlines. We are hard at work on Interspecies: Volume 2, and the first drafts of our stories are due next week. I'll have the regular art post ready for you next week but for this week I leave you with a painting by Mist … Continue reading #Art of Fantasy on Hiatus This Week

LexiCon 2017: Done and Dusted!

"Babylon's Song" did not win the 2017 Sir Julius Vogel Award for Best Novella. Yes, I am sad. It would have been nice to have won but such is life. For those readers who nominated "Babylon's Song," thank you. It's because of you that my novella was shortlisted and for that, I am eternally thankful. At … Continue reading LexiCon 2017: Done and Dusted!

#Art of Fantasy 121: Nuare Studio

Instead of a single artist, I am showcasing a studio of artists this week. I don't know the circumstances of their formation but it happened in 2006. I can only imagine that it's not unlike a group of authors combining their powers in a joint effort to harness the power of their creativity and function … Continue reading #Art of Fantasy 121: Nuare Studio

#Art of Fantasy 120: Jose Daniel Cabrera Peña

Woohoo! Post #120! This week's Art of Fantasy feels extra special. You'll probably recognize this week's artist from the work he did on God of War and Ghost Recon games. Jose Daniel Cabrera Peña is from Spain and is a hybrid artist, using both traditional and CG mediums specializing in historical, fantasy, and science fiction illustrations. He … Continue reading #Art of Fantasy 120: Jose Daniel Cabrera Peña

Pulptastic StoryHack, Issue Zero is Here!

I want to introduce you to a new up-and-coming literary magazine this week. StoryHack Action & Adventure is a modern-day pulp magazine that celebrates pulse-pounding fiction that is fun to read and crosses the genre divide in creative ways. Publisher and editor, Bryce A Beattie's goal is to develop the magazine into a pro-rate paying market. … Continue reading Pulptastic StoryHack, Issue Zero is Here!

Babylon’s Song on Final Ballot for 2017 Sir Julius Vogel Award!

Earlier this evening I received an email from the Science Fiction and Fantasy Association of New Zealand that my novella, "Babylon's Song" is a finalist for the 2017 Sir Julius Vogel Award for Best Novella/Novelette.  Voting will occur at Lexicon, 2-4 June 2017 in Taupo, New Zealand. You can find more details about the convention … Continue reading Babylon’s Song on Final Ballot for 2017 Sir Julius Vogel Award!

Obscure Tales: The Horned Demon and the Magic Sword (Part 1)

This is an old tale and like many old tales, it has many versions, and so I chose the version that made the most sense to me while also relying on a bit of artistic license in the process. You see, in days long gone, scribes and monks and those burdened with recording history applied … Continue reading Obscure Tales: The Horned Demon and the Magic Sword (Part 1)