Excerpt From The Mists of Arathia

Excerpt From The Mists of Arathia

Back in 2021, I entered a publishing competition hosted by Inkfort Press: the Publishing Derby. The idea was that up to 100 writers could enter the competition, get a free book cover under an assigned alias, and start over from scratch without anyone knowing who they...
Art of the Yokai Calling Cover

Art of the Yokai Calling Cover

Three years after the original publication of Spirit of the Dragon, on the verge of publishing Blood of Dragons and concluding the Yokai Calling series, I began my hunt for a cover artist for the omnibus edition of the series. I wanted to go big because until that...
Dragons of Yumihari #3 – Kagi Dragons

Dragons of Yumihari #3 – Kagi Dragons

There are four dragon species present in the Yokai Calling series, and we’ve already talked about shishajya and Shiraian dragons in previous blog posts, so next in line is the Kagi dragons. “Kagi” is the term for this species used by the Ishoki...
Tolkien’s Place In Escapist Literature

Tolkien’s Place In Escapist Literature

Back when I was still in university (I graduated in 2020), the English department ran a limited-time literature study on Tolkien and The Lord of the Rings. Obviously, as a long-time fantasy reader, I had to get in on that class! While I can’t say that Tolkien...

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