Sunday, January 23, 2011

Wrath of the Gryphonwind Update

Today I finished the second draft of my latest novel, Wrath of the Gryphonwind. I like to write the first two drafts of my stories and novels in longhand and then type them into the computer. This novel has all kinds of adventure and drama, with warrior gryphons and a missing faun and a kid who just wants to find love, all wrapped up in the steampunk background of the glittering city of Port Cedryssene. If you have read my stories "Gryphonwind," "White Fire," "The Hot Bolt Kids," or "Freedom," you have already met some of the characters in the novel. I've created several new characters as well, including the aforementioned lovelorn kid who thinks he wants to be a soldier when what he really wants to be is an inventor. It will be a pretty fun ride, I hope. Anyway, now to let the novel rest for a short while and then on to the third draft! A writer's work is never done!


Monday, January 10, 2011

"Blood Quarry"

My unusual vampire tale "Blood Quarry" has just gone up at The Piker Press today! This is a story of a boy whose family is snatched from their campsite in the middle of the night by a tribe of bat-people -- anthro-bats who fly and live on blood. The boy goes after the kidnappers only to find friendship with a bat-kid his age in a relationship that soon brings about dire changes in the boy's life. Set in the magnificence of Yellowstone Park, "Blood Quarry" is an exciting and scary adventure tale. I hope you enjoy it!

"Blood Quarry" at The Piker Press