Avily Jerome

Auction, Part One

Auction, Part One

The Amulet Saga, Volume Three The Silver Shores What Came Before: Preparing,  The Silver Shores, Testing   Auction, Part One Reith was bustled into the bathing stalls, alongside the others, and afterward was dressed in clean trousers, the snug type that the other slaves wore, and his bare chest was rubbed with scented oils. The […]

If I Have Not Love

If I Have Not Love

Every now and then, something comes up in one of my various social circles that makes me think about how we as Christians should behave. Recently, in one of my groups, there has been some really intense discussion on several different topics, from writing to politics to theology and more. And of course, any time […]

Testing

Testing

The Amulet Saga, Volume Three The Silver Shores When last we left Reith, he was Preparing for a life of slavery on the Silver Shores. Now, the time has come for Testing.   Testing Reith stood straight, lined up with the others from his group, along with the other groups housed in other parts of […]

Preparing

Preparing

The Amulet Saga, Volume Three The Silver Shores   We return now to The Silver Shores, to find out what has become of Reith and the other prisoners. Join me! Preparing Reith woke to the sound of someone whimpering softly. Darkness shrouded the cavernous building and the scent of sweat and filth, though less pronounced […]

Your Story is Contrived

Your Story is Contrived

I was doing a brainstorming session with a client not long ago, and she mentioned how she finds herself trying to emulate George R. R. Martin and Brandon Sanderson by adding multiple layers and and intrigues and subplots, and it was frustrating for her, because it wasn’t really what she wanted to write, but she […]

The Silver Shores

The Silver Shores

I am preparing to release the second volume in The Amulet Saga. Previously titled “The Traveler,” Book Two, “The Defector,” will be available for sale sometime in the next few weeks, I hope. In the grand tradition I started when I released “The Heir,” then continued with “The Defector,” I am now beginning work on […]

My Sabbatical and What I Learned

My Sabbatical and What I Learned

You may have noticed that I haven’t blogged in awhile. It hasn’t been just because of laziness. Over the past several months I’ve been getting more and more discouraged in my writing career, not really feeling like I was making progress, not knowing what direction I was supposed to be going or what I should […]