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Lord Vayne – Chapter 4

Here is another sample chapter draft from Lord Vayne. Radu had the afternoon off. His father was caring for the goats now and he only needed to pick up a few things from the market and deliver some cheese from … Continue reading

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Lord Vayne – Chapter 3

Here is another sample chapter draft from Lord Vayne. This time, Maria approached Grigor’s grave with excitement and jubilation. The clearing seemed brighter, cheerier since her last visit. The twitter of thrush and tit lent a gaiety to what Maria … Continue reading

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Romanian Research – Vampires

I’ve watched so many movies and TV shows with vampires and even read a few books, so I have a general take on what vampires are about. However, there is a historic novel aspect to this work, so I wanted … Continue reading

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Romanian research – Owls

When I started writing Lord Vayne, I had never stepped foot in Romania, where a bulk of the novel takes place. The only things I knew about the country I read in Bram Stoker’s novel Dracula. So, of course, I … Continue reading

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I’ve joined Web Serial Writing Month

Today marks the beginning of the 9th annual Web Serial Writing Month. I’ve challenged myself to move forward on a novel I’ve been working on (more off than on) since my undergraduate days. The working title is Lord Vayne and … Continue reading

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Lord Calgon

Remember these commercials from the 1970s?   Well, that famous “Calgon, take me away!” line inspired a fantasy story I’m working on. Here’s the opening. Angelica hated Fridays more than any other day of the week. It was always the … Continue reading

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The Dragon Lovers

Many years ago, my roommate, Susy, gave me a poster for my birthday that featured the art of Greg Hildebrandt. It had a naked woman and a white dragon on it. I used to stare at the poster a lot … Continue reading

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Prelude: Clarissa & Zorin Series

Way back when Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel were still airing, I came up with an idea that I never pitched. I’m kind of glad I didn’t as the story has really evolved its own mythos and I think … Continue reading

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Lord Vayne – Chapter 1

Here is another sample chapter draft from Lord Vayne. The crunch of autumn leaves sent the squirrels scurrying for the trees. Maria enjoyed this time of year for its rich colours and sounds, if not for its temperature. No longer … Continue reading

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Lord Vayne – Prologue

This is still a work in progress, but I thought it’d be nice to share with you the prologue I have so far for Lord Vayne. Flight Somewhere, in a seldom-traveled quadrant of a galaxy, a star exploded, sending waves … Continue reading

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