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Summer Reading Sale
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Exiled for the Sake of the Realm Sale
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Situational Archetypes in the Deveran Conflict Series
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Blood on the Warpath
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Building the World of Devera
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Romance
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The Long Journey (Book II)

Summer Reading Sale

The World of Devera celebrates the season during the annual Smashwords Summer Reading Sale. Start reading for free with The Edge of Justice, the premier novel in the Deveran Conflict Series. The rest of the books are deeply discounted for the entire month of July. Multiple e-book formats are available. Get yours now! http://www.smashwords.com/books/byseries/2081

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Exiled for the Sake of the Realm Sale

Major discounts on every title in the Deveran Conflict Series are available in multiple formats through the end of May. More than a million words in the series will set you back less than $8.00. Find your copies here: https://www.smashwords.com/books/byseries/2081

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Situational Archetypes in the Deveran Conflict Series

While the title of this post may sound a bit pretentious, nothing about the way I write novels approaches the way I compose for a post-graduate class. I don’t start with the archetype and draft a plan. Writing stories is much more organic and subconsciously processed than is the case when I pen a thesis. However, since I actually teach creative writing, the idea for this post arose while preparing lessons for an English class. In my presentation, I encouraged…

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Blood on the Warpath

My latest writing project has been slow to develop. This is mostly because I’ve been spending more time on marketing than writing, and there are only so many hours during the week that I can devote to crafting a new novel. At this point, while I know how the story will end, getting there is very much a work in progress. While I’ve written three chapters featuring Algernon and Bronwyn, I suspect I’ll structure the story in a Part One…

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Building the World of Devera

Mapping a World It all began with a drawing. I’d been working graveyard shift as a telephone operator after graduating from high school and I had a lot of time on my hands. As I drew the outline of the Deveran continent, filled in mountain ranges, rivers and cities, my imagination conjured ideas for the people who would occupy these lands I’d created. World building is a formidable task. It’s taken me many years to flesh out the nations I…

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Romance

We all know the story. In Chick Flicks: Two romantically-challenged people meet, realize they’re destined to be with one another, encounter a series of problems meant to separate them, but in the end, the magical force of love draws them together into eternal bliss. In Romance Novels: He’s a brooding bad boy who doesn’t talk very much. She’s a stunning beauty with grand ideas of her own. Circumstances beyond their control force them to be together. She resists him initially,…

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The Long Journey (Book II)

As a violent civil war creeps close to the Tamarian border, Garrick Ravenwood enters an elite officer’s training program. Overwhelmed by the tough demands placed upon him, Garrick struggles to find his place in military leadership. Brenna, the girl he loves, has fallen spiritually adrift and socially isolated as the the brutal conflict closes in on her family’s estate. In the midst of this turmoil, Garrick’s younger brother, Algernon, learns that his twin sister has run away from home in…

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