Another Wednesday, another excerpt from A Wizard's Sacrifice, using the #bookqw (Book Quote Wednesday) hashtag created by author Jenna Barwin on Twitter. I'm planning to run these previews every Wednesday until the book launches on October 6, so keep your eye out. There's a randomness to the #bookqw word of the week (this week, it's NEED), … Continue reading The Cost of Failure: A #BookQW Excerpt
To build the necessary timelines for the plot, I had to determine the number of days, weeks, and months in a Knownearthian year.
About a year ago, I met a young author named J.L. Gribble who reminded me so much of myself I began calling her my Internet doppelganger. After an exchange of books and author interviews, we became friends, and I was thrilled to be asked to host J.L. here on my blog. The Steel Empires series … Continue reading Victory Takes Center Stage–a Guest Post by J.L. Gribble
Knownearth, the world of A Wizard’s Forge, has complex power structures, both magical and political.
Not every reader will know the difference. Not all readers know about the minutia of a particular historical period. However, that doesn’t lessen the importance of research and getting it right.
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
I knew more about the lives and history of elves, dwarves, trolls, and ogres than I did tribes in Africa or the Mayan Civilization. So when I wrote my first fantasy novel was it full of these paragons of high fantasy? No.