One of the best parts of being a fantasy writer is developing new magic systems. My new book, Curse Painter, has magic based around different types of art. The practitioners, known as art mages, can be curse painters, voice mages, fortune scribes, or (rarely) stone charmers. The main character, Briar, creates deadly curses with the… Continue reading The 3 Laws of Curse Painting
The first book in my new fantasy series launches today. More than any other book I've written, Curse Painter has that classic fantasy feeling--part fairytale, part swashbuckling adventure, and all magic. It's loosely inspired by Robin Hood and features characters who are trying very hard to be good--even when the only tools they have are… Continue reading Curse Painter launches today!
My next fantasy novel, Curse Painter, launches on Friday, October 9th. It begins a new fantasy series called Art Mages of Lure. Today, I'd like to share the map I created for the series! As always, I drew the map by hand, scanned it, and added the text with Gimp. This time, I also added… Continue reading Map Reveal! Welcome to the Kingdom of Lure.
Narrated by Caitlin Kelly The final book in the Fire Queen's Apprentice series is now available on audio! Caitlin Kelly has done a brilliant job with this story. I hope you'll enjoy listening to her bring Tamri, Selivia, and the gang to life! Find The Dragonfly Oath on Audible or Amazon. The Fire Queen's Apprentice… Continue reading New Audiobook: The Dragonfly Oath
Three years ago, I started writing a Robin Hood-inspired fantasy adventure, returning to it whenever I needed a break from other projects. The book is called Curse Painter, and it begins a new series called The Art Mages of Lure. I had a blast immersing myself in a world where art is magic, and I’m excited… Continue reading Announcing my next book!
This post is for the audiobook fans! I'm participating in a promotion with a fantastic bunch of epic fantasy authors this week. This specially curated collection of audiobooks contains hundreds of hours of adventure, magic, swords, and intrigue. The books are all highly rated and available on Audible. You can find them all here! I… Continue reading Epic Fantasy Audiobooks!
The final book in my YA epic fantasy series, The Fire Queen's Apprentice, launched on Friday. The ebook and paperback editions of The Dragonfly Oath feature this updated version of the map of Soole. I labeled the new locations that appear in the book and cleaned up some of the lines. I draw my maps… Continue reading Updated Fantasy Map!
I'm happy to announce that the final book in my YA epic fantasy trilogy, the Fire Queen's Apprentice, is out now on Kindle and paperback. You can also get it for FREE with Kindle Unlimited. Read The Dragonfly Oath now! When Tamri draws the Lightning magic into her veins, she feels powerful. She can finally… Continue reading The Dragonfly Oath is out now!
The third and final book in the Fire Queen's Apprentice series launches two weeks from today! In addition to all your favorites, this book features a new character who was especially fun for me to write. I can't wait for you to get to know her! The Dragonfly Oath will be out on Friday, July… Continue reading Two Weeks to Launch!
The final book in the Fire Queen's Apprentice series has a cover! I've been sitting on this for months, and I'm very happy to finally share it with you. Preorder The Dragonfly Oath here! The covers for this series were created by Deranged Doctor Design. Here they are together for the first time: This epic… Continue reading The Dragonfly Oath Cover Reveal