Thursday, January 22, 2015

Writing has begun on Book Three of the Taesian Chronicles

After about a month of planning and research, I have created a Plot Event List and have begun primary composition of the third book in the Taesian Chronicles. At this point, my working title is The Paragon's Call. Stay tuned on that.

My production rate is currently averaging 3,100 words a day, but unfortunately I'm only writing one day a week. Part of my problem is I rarely have the creative energy to write in the evenings after work. If I could do that, then I'd have my book written in a month.

As has been the case with my first two books, Ohlen's Arrow and its sequel, Ohlen's Bane, I'm relying heavily on the brilliance that is called Scrivener, from Literature and Latte. This program is a serious productivity tool for writers.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Ohlen's Bane is now available

Ohlen's Bane is coming soon!
I am now in the process of publishing my second novel, Ohlen's Bane. It is the sequel to Ohlen's Arrow. It is currently available for Kindle from, and will soon be available for Nook tablets at Barnes & Noble, and for iOS devices through the iTunes Bookstore. Stay tuned.

I have made a free preview edition available in PDF. You can download it here.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Ohlen's Bane on target for Thanksgiving release

I have finished all revisions to Ohlen's Bane and released it back to my editor for mechanical editing -- grammar, spelling, punctuation, etc. -- and am on target to have the book ready for release by Thanksgiving.

Ohlen's Bane will be available for sale for Kindle at, for Nook at Barnes & Noble, and for iOS devices at the Apple iTunes Bookstore.

In additional news, I have begun the concepting phase of the third book in the Ohlen's series, which is as of yet untitled.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Could Ohlen's Arrow turn into a trilogy?

Ohlen's Arrow is published. The rough draft of Ohlen's Bane is completed and is now in the revision-editing phase. That was my original intention, just the two books. In the meantime, I had an idea for a new book that would be completely unrelated to the Ohlen's series and it has been bursting inside my head, eager to get written.

A friend gave me the idea of modifying my new story idea so that it can begin where Ohlen's Bane ends, effectively creating a third book in the Ohlen's series. After brainstorming some ideas, I found a way that I think may work. I am going to spend the next two weeks nailing down the overall plot points.

Once that is done, I will finish my revisions to Ohlen's Bane and move it forward into editing, then I will create a plot event list for the third book and move ahead with that.

Thursday, May 29, 2014


I am currently on hiatus from writing while I get my new post-divorce life situated and settled. Stay tuned.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Ohlen's Bane status update

This is just a quick update on the status of my second novel, Ohlen's Bane. Two out of four beta readers have provided feedback. Based on their comments, I am on the fence about how to proceed. The book has promise but needs some work. I may revise the story based on that feedback, or I may scrap the book I have written and start over with a brand new story.

Stay tuned.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Ohlen's Bane goes to beta readers

This past weekend I completed the first round of revisions to Ohlen's Bane and released it to my team of beta readers, one of whom has never read the prequel, Ohlen's Arrow. Their feedback in particular will tell me if Ohlen's Bane can be read on its own without the reader getting confused by not having Ohlen's Arrow under their belt. That was my intention when writing it.

When I receive the feedback from my beta readers, I will make another round of revisions based on what they tell me, then I'll hand the book over to my editor for a final edit -- this time focusing on the mechanics of the words: punctuation, grammar, spelling, etc. This is often called a line edit.

Then I'll proofread the book one last time before publishing it and making it available for sale. My goal is to have it online for sale by March 31st.