The Speculative Basement:

Through the Wardrobe C.S. Lewis and Lewis Carroll. I always got the two confused when I was younger, with the Lewis's and the "C" names ... but they actually had more in common than just slightly similar names. First off, they both wrote fantasy stories that were geared towards children ... and they were both…

Winning Flash Fiction Story!

I must admit that hosting a flash fiction contest was a bit stressful. First, there was the fear that no one would submit stories ... then the fear that there would be a bunch of stories, and I would be blind by the end of the week. Thankfully, there was a happy median, and here I sit…

Sally Ember–*CHANGES*, Conversations between Authors

I was really nervous taking part in *CHANGES* with Sally Ember this morning. I had never done anything close to a live show, whether it be a television, internet, or radio program. There's always that fear that you'll say or do something unforgiveable and that it would be caught in the moment and preserved for…

‘Plod On, Sleepless Giant’ Cover Reveal!!

It gives me great pleasure¬†to finally reveal the art that is the cover for my debut novel, Plod On, Sleepless Giant. Like most of us, I was always taught to "never judge a book by its cover" ... unfortunately, that rule really doesn't apply to actual books. Sadly, we almost always judge a book by…

Beagle, Do As You Will!

WARNING! The following may contain spoilers to The Last Unicorn Peter S. Beagle has a way with words that most writers can only dream about. The way he turns simple words into literary daggers that stab us in the hearts is something all great Fantasy writers should strive for. Sure, it's enough to have a…