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Ark Adventures: The Confessions of a Recovering Dinosaur Rider

Ark Adventures: The Confessions of a Recovering Dinosaur Rider

When I was younger, I was an obsessive gamer. One of the first games I played hardcore was Chrono Trigger, but the first online game I played was Ragnarok Online, a Korean pseudo MMO that I played with my cousin for a while before branching out on my own. Long story short, that led to a long-lived love through games such as Final Fantasy, League of Legends, Guild Wars, Bloodborne, Borderlands, and various other RPGS, JRPGs, MOBAs, shooters, tactical games, and so on.

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The Spirit Sorcerer Pre-Order & Preview

The Spirit Sorcerer Pre-Order & Preview

Writing the outline for The Spirit Sorcerer was honestly the easiest outline I’ve ever written in my entire career as a writer. And I’ve written DOZENS of outlines of books for work.

Writing it was… incredible. The story just flowed out in a nearly complete form with just a snap of my fingers, like the fountain of knowledge was gushing out of my brain and into my fingers. Everything fell into place with ease, with only 1 or 2 points where I had to stop and think about a solution to a problem… that was usually solved within minutes of concentration!

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Dragons of Yumihari #1 – Shishajya

Dragons of Yumihari #1 – Shishajya

While there are many amazing dragons yet to be revealed in the Yumihari World, there are only four species that appear in the Yokai Calling series. To some degree, all of them are inspired by facets of mythologies around the world… and adapted to fit the environment and mythos of the enormous fantasy universe I’m crafting one day at a time.

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Excerpt From A Dragon Will Rise

Excerpt From A Dragon Will Rise

When I set out to write A Dragon Will Rise at the end of 2021, it was after spending the first half of the year on the long, gruelling book that was Blood of Dragons and the second half of the year creating the updated editions of Spirit of the Dragon and The Dragon's...

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Guest Post: Kriti’s Adventures in Genres (and Fantasy in Particular)

Guest Post: Kriti’s Adventures in Genres (and Fantasy in Particular)

What kind of books do you like to read? Do you stick to one or two genres or do you like to hop around from genre to genre as your mood changes? Have you ever noticed your reading habits and preferences evolving over time? These are just some of the questions that Kriti considers today in this guest post! Kriti and I read a lot of books together, jumping across genres depending on how we’re feeling. She’s so skilled at reflecting on the books that we read and finding new ways to consider the story that I’ve never thought of.

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