In all three of my modern fantasy novels, the protagonist, Bradan, faces horrific threats, but he also has one constant and fearsome friend: the wolf Tintagel. Bradan named him after King Arthur's supposed birthplace. As I write my on-going series, I want a wolf that embodies nature's mysterious, atavistic, and implacable qualities. I don't want … Continue reading The Wolf – Creating a Monstrous Friend
This is part 3 of an ongoing series of posts about writing The Lords of Powder, my noir fantasy set mostly in 1978 Miami during the cocaine wars (Amazon link: https://amzn.to/3sHNmY0 ). Through a series of misadventures, our hero, Bradan, has become a smuggler in south Florida and the Caribbean earning the ire of both … Continue reading When is it Criminal to be a Magician? The Making of a Noir Fantasy: THE LORDS OF POWDER (part 3)
Its gratifying when a fellow author reads and endorses my work. S Alessandro Martinez's most recent novel is Helminth, a horror story in the mold of H P Lovecraft. Here are his thoughts on all three of my modern fantasy books (the acoustic guitar image above matches the psychedelic mood of one of these novels, … Continue reading Author Endorsement of THE LORDS OF THE SUMMER SEASON (and all my other books)
The book is planned for publication on Amazon in November, 2020.
The magic of a special time and place changes everything – for good or ill. In this blend of urban fantasy and adventure with a dash of romance, it’s 1967 during the Summer of Love at the height of flower power. Bradan is a near-immortal magician struggling to make his band famous. But that’s child’s … Continue reading Upcoming Fantasy Novel: THE LORDS OF THE SUMMER SEASON