Hi everyone! I hope your 2023 is starting off well. I wanted to share some new character art I commissioned for the Art Mages of Lure trilogy. These gorgeous portraits of Briar and Archer were painted with watercolors on paper by Italian artist Lisa De Mattia. I think she did a beautiful job capturing the… Continue reading New Curse Painter Art!
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All three Art Mage audiobooks are live!
The third and final book in my Art Mages of Lure YA fantasy series recently launched on audio! Robin Hood meets Sleeping Beauty in the surprising conclusion to the trilogy, narrated by Marnye Young. You can listen to Voice Mage wherever audiobooks are sold. Audible | Amazon | Tantor | Audiobooks.com | Apple An enchanted… Continue reading All three Art Mage audiobooks are live!
New audiobook alert!
The wait is over! The second book in the Art Mages of Lure trilogy is now available as an audiobook! The talented Marnye Young returns as narrator to continue Briar and Archer's adventures in Stone Charmer. You can find it on Audible, Amazon, Audiobooks.com, and Apple Books, or look for it at your favorite library.… Continue reading New audiobook alert!
Stone Charmer is out, and Curse Painter is on sale!
Hey everyone! Just a reminder that the second book in the Art Mages of Lure series is out now on Kindle, paperback, and Kindle Unlimited. Stone Charmer is about Briar and Archer's race to find a reclusive magical stoneworker before their enemies can use his extraordinary power to endanger the kingdom. If you haven't read… Continue reading Stone Charmer is out, and Curse Painter is on sale!
The 3 Laws of Curse Painting
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
Curse Painter launches today!
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!
Map Reveal! Welcome to the Kingdom of Lure.
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.