How to Outline Your Book

By |2021-10-22T07:33:58-04:00October 22nd, 2021|On Writing|

It's about that time again to begin outlining another book. This November I will be participating in NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) for the first time since 2017. I will be writing the first draft of The Palms of Light, the third book in The Hoarding series (wow it feels so weird calling it my [...]

How a Spark of Inspiration Turned Into a Fantasy Book Series

By |2021-02-21T08:31:15-05:00November 9th, 2018|A Writer's Journey, Blog, Junkland, On Writing|

Every author has a spark of inspiration that gives birth to a story. Whether that spark comes from being delayed on a train traveling from Manchester to London King’s Cross or from working on another project which sparks a vivid scene of finding direwolf pups, every story has a beginning before the beginning. But [...]

How an Engineer Became an Author

By |2021-02-21T08:31:38-05:00November 8th, 2018|A Writer's Journey, Blog, Junkland, On Writing|

Fascination, awe, and curiosity are all expressed when I tell people I wrote a bestselling fantasy novel. Especially when I mention my background was in systems engineering, and how my whole life revolved around math—the two fields are totally different! People always wonder how an engineer-type mind could possibly write a fantasy novel. Well, [...]

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