Tag Archive | magic

Interview: Mollie Reeder

Last year at Realm Makers, I met Mollie Reeder, and we chatted about everything from steampunk to dinosaurs. I found out about her debut novel The Electrical Menagerie and read a couple of short stories related to it. I kind of fell in love with Sylvester and Huxley and the story world. I read an […]

My New Favorite Hero

My New Favorite Hero

I have a new favorite hero (sort of). If you’ve followed me on NAF for any length of time, you will know that my ultimate hero is Gilbert Blythe from the Anne of Green Gables series. That has not changed, at all. You just cannot top the handsome, intelligent, earnest, and hard-working Gilbert. He missed […]

Favorite Things – Spec Movies for Christmas

Favorite Things – Spec Movies for Christmas

The holiday season is also a time for movies, and it’s a geek’s paradise! Thanksgiving marked the release of Fantastic Beasts and Star Wars Rogue One will release on December 16. Last year our family went to the late night showing of The Force Awakens. This year we’re planning on taking in a matinee or some other show […]

Censoring Books

Censoring Books

Every so often a news article or something will pop up about a “banned” book and there will be a huge controversy surrounding those who want the book boycotted and those who think it should be embraced. Sometimes it’s a classic, like Huckleberry Finn, and one side wants to ban it because of its cultural […]

Investing in Lightning Rods Pt 1

Investing in Lightning Rods Pt 1

My books aren’t about conversion. Far from it. I’ve never had readers mark my stuff as “preachy”. However, there is certainly religion. I have what I would call “true believers” in my fantasy series. They believe in the true God I have created for their world. I even have true prophets who do miracles in […]

Wizards’ Duel

Wizards’ Duel

The two wizards glared at each other across the grassy clearing. Noonday sun filtered through the branches of the ancient forest. A slight breeze ruffled their cloaks then all stood still, breathless. Ethan drew back a step and held up one hand. “Fireball!” Golden light twisted around his fingers and ignited in flames. He swung, […]

Renegade Project 15: Deadly Cargo

While the men welcome the party of harlots, you slip away to the wagon at the back of the camp. At least for the moment, it stands unguarded. You climb up and open one of the top wooden boxes. Empty. Maybe Galen does order them to bring the crates back for reuse. You use your […]