To build the necessary timelines for the plot, I had to determine the number of days, weeks, and months in a Knownearthian year.
The Self-Published Fantasy Blog Off (SPFBO) is an annual competition run by Mark Lawrence (author of Prince of Thorns and Red Sister, among others) since 2015. Each year, Mark takes a maximum of 300 entries (first come, first served; this year the 300 slots disappeared in about a day and a half) and distributes them among … Continue reading News Update: A Wizard’s Forge Passes First Hurdle in the 2018 SPFBO
I thought finding a narrator would be hard, but the search was easier and more fun than I expected.
Knownearth, the world of A Wizard’s Forge, has complex power structures, both magical and political.
I'd love to see my characters brought to life, and while I’m indulging in the book-to-film fantasy, I’ll give myself a say in who should play whom.
Do you like speculative fiction? Strong female protagonists? Work by A.M. Justice or C.C. Aune? Then tune into the Speculative Fiction Cantina podcast at 6 pm Eastern tonight. My good friend and fellow author C.C. Aune (who wrote my favorite book of 2016) and I will be reading excerpts from our work and talking about fantasy and writing with the podcast's … Continue reading Speculative Fiction Cantina Podcast
I read all my reviews. I cringe at the bad ones (I've received some doozies!) and rejoice in the good ones. I also occasionally respond to issues reviewers bring up, such as questions about the worldbuilding in Knownearth or about Vic's difficulties overcoming past trauma. Today I'm responding to another frequently mentioned topic: the so-called cliffhanger ending of … Continue reading Spoiler Alert! The Unpublished Epilogue to A Wizard’s Forge
People seem to have a lot of questions about the world where A Wizard's Forge takes place, so I've been hitting this topic a lot lately. A few weeks ago, I traced Vic's path through her world, and last week I wrote a post on AutumnWriting about Knownearth's native inhabitants (humans are the aliens on that planet). Lots of … Continue reading Knownearth vs Earth: Another Look at the World of A Wizard’s Forge
Fans of A Wizard's Forge and the world of Knownearth should check out my blog on the inspiration for the creatures appearing or mentioned in the book at Autumn B. Birt's blog, AutumnWriting. There's as much science fiction as fantasy in Vic's world. And for more information about Knownearth, don't forget to check out my previous … Continue reading More on Knownearth
On launch day, as the earthbound get their first look at A Wizard's Forge, I've decided to walk readers through Vic's world, Knownearth.