Welcome to the first installment of my new weekly series, "Obscure Tales." Each week I'll delve deep into obscure folktales and mythologies from cultures across the spectrum. I'll explore stories that are not so mainstream and I'll show how they overlap and that somehow there is a golden thread that ties each one to the other. … Continue reading Obscure Tales: The Apkallu
I'm looking over my shoulder at 2015 and I'm shaking my head in bemusement. Damn, it was a difficult year. It promised a lot of things but either failed to deliver or under delivered. But there were surprises too. And new promises. Lots of new promises. Kōsa Press brought out its first anthology These Broken Worlds … Continue reading Goodbye 2015, Come here 2016!
Early last week I received a tweet from Jessica West summoning me to a Blog Hop aptly titled, “I’ve Been Summoned”, which, as a consequence of being so tagged, resulted in today’s post. The summons entails me answering a few questions and then tagging the next hapless victim or two. I thought perhaps I could … Continue reading I’ve Been Summoned
I like to play with mythology in my stories. To compare them and mix them and really dig into the histories of ancient civilizations from across our little world. You find interesting stories. Stories of old gods who had to destroy even older gods because they didn't like being told what to do or because … Continue reading The Morrígan: Some Historical Context
As promised, here is the final cover for the second book in the Guardians of the Seals series, and it won’t be called The Worthless One, as previously indicated. Nope. As the story evolved so did the players and as they evolved so did my research, and what I discovered blew my mind away. But that is … Continue reading Cover Reveal: The Morrigan
Seals received an interesting review on Monday. Apart from the reference to R. Crumb which I thought was a bit off the mark, overall, a very well written assessment in which the reviewer acknowledges my salute to H.P. Lovecraft. I'll be honest, I loved that she did that. It is both humbling and euphoric. I … Continue reading The Seals of Abgal: A Homage to Lovecraft