I love horses, so sooner or later, they had to show up in my writing. Enter my novel Dynamo—my magnum opus in the horse world! I clearly remember my first riding lesson around age seven. First time on the back of an old mare named Belle, I marveled at how long and skinny her neck […]
My whole life, two identities have vied for control of my brain: artist and entrepreneur. As a steampunk and fantasy writer, my artist side experienced a long struggle with perfectionism that nearly shut down my creativity. I denied my entrepreneurial itch for years, too, until I finally left my day job to start a business. […]
Give us your version of her story. Is she in a mine on Mars? Why doesn’t she look nervous? Here’s your story prompt for the day!
I’m bad with names. Bad at remembering them, and bad at naming things. When I wrote A New Threat, one of the characters was Australian. (I knew this because he spoke with an Australian accent. 😉 ) What he didn’t come with, was a name. So, I Googled “Most common Australian names”, and picked “Jack”. […]
Why is it that fantasy fiction has done well in the secular marketplace, but has bombed in the Christian marketplace? Why has it been so hard to get speculative Christian fiction published? Jeff Gerke of Marcher Lord Press had some insight about this at the 2013 Realm Makers Conference in St. Louis, where Christian speculative […]