He takes after his mother

September 25, 2018

For a good time, call Loki.

Need I say more?

No. I’ll just let Jason and Loki share a moment below.

For a Good Time - mother

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One week until Snake River Fandom Con

September 21, 2018

I have more business cards (I thought I might run out at FanX!) and I have restocked my books. I have new labels for the backs of my paintings. I think I’m ready to go.

Snake River Fandom Con — let’s do this!

As I mentioned when I wrote my post for FanX a few weeks ago, one of the best thing about conventions is getting to meet up with people I’ve gotten to know at other shows. FanX was so busy that I didn’t get away to visit as much as I would have liked to. I did meet some great new people, as previously discussed, but I couldn’t visit with others as much as I wanted. And by the end of the day, I’m tired, hungry, and want to go get some sleep. I’m old!

I like participating in smaller cons, like Snake River Fandom Con in Pocatello, ID, because it’s not such a hectic pace. I will get to visit with people a bit more.

I’d like to introduce you now to one of my friends who will be there in Pocatello, Jeff Stagg. Jeff and I met several years ago at FanX (then called Salt Lake Comic Con). We were a line of three writers (with another writer, who had sci-fi stories) and we were bouncing people between us. I had a lot of fun and a lot of laughs. It was really great to link arms with other writers, especially since our stories were so vastly different that we could “refer” pretty easily. If someone came up and said that they wanted scary, thriller type stuff, I’d send them to Jeff. If someone told him that they liked fantasy, he sent them down to me. Yeah, I thought it worked really well. Read the rest of this entry »


Free Fiction: Dragons of Wellsdeep – Chapter 6

September 19, 2018

I wonder if novihomidraks get sick. I’ve never asked. I will have to the next time I have the opportunity.

I only think this question now because I have a headache, I’m a bit achy and feverish, and my ear feels strange. I hope I’m not working on an ear infection. Probably just me being tired. If I would get more than six and a half hours of sleep a night, I’m sure it would help.

Sleep is important. Don’t be like me.

Don’t sleep your life away either though. That’s bad too. Be like Goldilocks — just right!

Well, since I’m not on top of my game today and I know you want to get to the chapter, we’ll keep this brief.

Happy reading.

P.S. No, it’s not “con crud” — many convention vendors swear that “con crud” is a thing. I’m not one of them. If your immune system is healthy, then you should be fine. Keeping your immune system healthy is not something you start when you start to feel sick. It’s something you do when you feel well. It starts by taking care of yourself — yes, eating right and not putting toxins (i.e. drugs, alcohol, cigarettes, vapors, etc.) into your body. I also highly recommend DoTerra’s OnGuard formula and Sun Source’s Wellness Formula (the capsules, not the tablets which are flat out nasty). Speaking of which, I’m going to go kick up an extra dose in my system now just to make sure I don’t get knocked down. I have way too much to be doing.

Onto the chapter. Charge!

Dragons of Wellsdeep is an epic science fantasy story filled with action, adventure, space travel, magic, dragons, and flying. Chapter 6 is available for 1 week only! Then it will turn back into a pumpkin and a new chapter will appear! 

Previously: Moonhunter was born and his novimather (dragon mother) left him in the care of an older man named Balthier. Years later, during one of there missions, Moonhunter believes that Balthier’s informant has sabotaged them and they barely escape. Not that their lives were ever in any danger (maybe – depends on who is after them) because they are novihomidraks — new humans born of the dragon. After they get off the planet, Balthier begins to believe that Moonhunter is hiding something from him, but what could the kid be doing? Moonhunter, meanwhile is secretly trying to use his wings. It’s rare for a novihomidrak to have wings, so Moonhunter is afraid of what it’ll mean if someone finds out.

 

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Dragons of Wellsdeep

Chapter 6

by Dawn Blair

From the outside, the soot-encrusted windows of the bar didn’t look like they’d been cleaned in three years. Inside didn’t look much better. Smoke hung in the air like the discordant twangs of the band tuning their instruments for this evening’s entertaining. Wooden slats of the floor creaked, giving way to the occasional crunch of a nut shell or two as Balthier walked in.

A few of the tables were occupied, but hardly anyone looked up at the novihomidrak. Most people in here wanted to mind their own business, which suited everyone else just fine.

Balthier dropped down onto the stool at the counter and signaled the barkeep for a round. Getting a nod in response, Balthier turned to the man sitting beside him.

Teryn sighed as he glanced down at his drink and stirred the liquid inside the shot glass with a toothpick. “Aren’t you a bit in a hurry today? Usually you let me move down the bar to you.” Read the rest of this entry »


One does not walk

September 18, 2018

As a Lord of Dubinshire

I am often asked which of my books is my favorite.

Unfair question! (grin)

For starters, it’s akin to asking which of your children is your favorite. Secondly, the excitement is always tied up in the books a writer is currently working on, not the ones that are published. Once I’m satisfied with an adventure and its released, I’m moving on to the next one. Now, since I usually write 3-5 different stories at a time, yes, I do have a favorite at that point — it’s always the one being the easiest to write!

However, when pressed for an answer, at this moment in time, my favorite is To Birth a Destiny. Granted, one has to read the first 2 book in the series to get there, but it is the book I love.  Read the rest of this entry »


Progress – September 17, 2018

September 17, 2018

This, I feel, has been a good writing week. It’s had an excellent pace to it.

Earlier this week, I gave an introduction into Stonecharmer.

Since then, I have finished the story! Or at least the first book of the story. I still have my ‘rabbit hole’ editing to do on it, but I want to get a ways into the next book before I do that. I’ve know since about halfway through that there would be another book, Stonebreaker. I have now started that book. I’m less than a 1,000 words in so far, but it won’t be long since the story is rolling along.

Plus, the night before I knew I was going to finish Stonecharmer, I felt that there was to be a third book. I know the title, but I don’t yet know if it’s an official title or just a working title, so I’m not going to post it now. Maybe as I get further along. Maybe as soon as I know I have enough material for a third book. I’m really not sure. At this point, I have only minimal story in front of me that I know about. I had really liked the idea of this duo of stories, something along the lines of Tangled Magic and Walk the Path where there are only two parts. Read the rest of this entry »


A magical flight

September 14, 2018

It feels like a lonely world tonight.

I sit here staring at the white page of my computer screen and wonder what to write. Secrets plays on my Internet radio, followed by Armada by Two Steps from Hell. I wonder how long I will continue to sit and stare until I decide to start writing words, anything. Something.

Click, click, fingers on the keyboard and the words start to come to me. Pouring forth.

There are writers who think the act of writing is grueling and love the idea of having written. I prefer the writing. For me, it’s slipping through a little hole unseen by everyone else and coming out in another world. It’s like music that flows in the ears and opens up your mind to possibilities locked within the flow of the music.

It’s like magic.

Who would want for anything else?  Read the rest of this entry »