Interlude: The Benefits of Failure by J.K. Rowling

A quick interlude. My regular "Art of Fantasy" post will follow in a few minutes. I discovered an oldish speech by J.K. Rowling on the "Benefits of Failure" and her explanation of how rock bottom can serve as a solid foundation resonated deeply with me as a writer, and for that reason, I am sharing … Continue reading Interlude: The Benefits of Failure by J.K. Rowling

SFFWorld.com: The Setbacks and Joys of Universe Building by M.J. Kelley

M.J. Kelly, publisher and founder of Kōsa Press, wrote an article for SFFWorld.com, one of the oldest genre websites featuring the best in Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror. In the article, Kelley talks about writers staying true to their vision when creating a universe from the ground up and he also explains the hurdles and … Continue reading SFFWorld.com: The Setbacks and Joys of Universe Building by M.J. Kelley

Interspecies, Volume 1, The Inlari Sagas Available Now!

“These are generally hard-hitting stories about a grim future world. . . . I found the exploration mind-stretching . . ." ~Piers Anthony, New York Times Bestselling Author of the Xanth Series “Interspecies is a solid science fiction anthology that provides entertaining reading for a thinking person and sets a high bar. . . . … Continue reading Interspecies, Volume 1, The Inlari Sagas Available Now!

Floating On Pixie Dust

Please forgive me when I share these review excerpts. Interspecies is coming out in a couple of days and to read the first reaction to words you've written is euphoric and humbling and you have this intense sense of wanting to share the good news. This morning I woke to a review on Goodreads and … Continue reading Floating On Pixie Dust

Babylon’s Song is Done!

The above image is a small strip I cut from our cover for Interspecies. It's a teaser of what's to come. Remember last year when I did a blog post on Kōsa Press titled, The Magnificently Dark Piofoks, in which I showcased our cover artist's talent? Well, this is part of that beautiful and awesome cover he made … Continue reading Babylon’s Song is Done!

Deadlines and Vacations

"I have a deadline today right in the middle of a forced vacation at my mom’s. Luckily I’ve managed to secure the loft above the garage. It’s quiet here with no internet connection and just the swish of treetops swaying in the wind as company." I posted this to Instagram earlier this week. I can … Continue reading Deadlines and Vacations

Writers Write No Matter What

I'm in one of those moods today where I want to read about the masters and learn from them and see whether what I'm feeling inside is unique to me or just part of the process of writing fiction. We writers might fantasize about things, but when we write it's to share our fantasies with … Continue reading Writers Write No Matter What