A New Chapter In My Thankfulness For Les Stobbe

I began writing MERLIN’S BLADE in 2006 and finished it in 2008. I thought I was done, but I was far from it as thirteen more drafts of the novel awaited as well as the unenviable task of cutting it down by over 45,000 words … almost 1/3! And patience.  I needed patience.  Because it took[…]

Publication Plans For ARTHUR’S BLADE

I know a whole lot of folks have been waiting on news of the publication of ARTHUR’S BLADE, and unfortunately, I do not have a release date yet, though it is my hope to have the book out sometime this year. However, and this is a big however, I have firmly decided to self-publish. This[…]

A Double Dose Of Grief – Part 2

Today marks almost 2 weeks since my time of grief began. I last wrote about this on the 9th in a post titled A Double Dose Of Grief, and so this is an update. In short, I am still grieving, but now a new grief has been added to it. You see, we attended the[…]

BIG NEWS! Someone Has Won Excalibur!!!

It has FINALLY come to pass … someone has WON THEIR VERY OWN EXCALIBUR with the hilt and pommel hand-made by the author! The official results for both CONTEST #3 and the GRAND PRIZE CONTEST are given below. CONTEST #3 1st place Breanna, with 14,400 points! This wins either a Kindle Fire HD 7″, a[…]

Merlin’s Blade wins the SILVER MOONBEAM AWARD in YA Fantasy/Sci-Fi!

Yes, Merlin’s Blade has won the silver medal in the 2014 MOONBEAM AWARD for young adult fantasy/sci-fi fiction It is a great honor to have this vote of confidence given to a debut novelist, and I am blessed to have received it. Their website says the following: Creating books that inspire our children to read,[…]

The Merlin Spiral CONTEST PRIZES! (CSFF Blog Tour Day #2)

Okay folks, for day 2 of the CSFF Blog Tour, and as promised, here are the photos of me making the prizes for contest #2 — MERLIN’S SHADOW: This is my Excalibur hilt mold I made specifically for pewter casting jewelry pieces. I also made a mold of the pommel, and with these molds I[…]

The Merlin’s Nightmare CONTEST IS OPEN! (CSFF Blog Tour Day #1:)

Welcome to the first day of the CSFF Blog Tour, covering none other than the third novel in my series, MERLIN’S NIGHTMARE! Now, since I’m the author, I’m going to use day #1 to announce the opening of my THIRD CONTEST! And with the close of this contest on October 25th, we will also know[…]

The Merlin’s Shadow CONTEST IS OPEN!

Come one! Come all! Over $750 in prizes, including a 7″ Kindle Fire HD, spread over THREE contests, with a $1000 Excalibur sword for the GRAND PRIZE! And Excalibur’s guard and pommel will be bronze-cast by the author himself! And the scabbard? Hand-made as well! To join the contest just go to the website for[…]

Barnes & Noble Booksigning For MERLIN’S SHADOW on December 7th!

If you live near St. Louis, mark your calendars for December 7th and stop by the West County mall’s Barnes & Noble store at 1pm. I’ll be signing copies of both MERLIN’S BLADE as well as the newly released MERLIN’S SHADOW! And, if enough of you show up at 1pm, I’ll be sure to read[…]

Merlin’s Shadow Has Been Released…!

Yes, book 2 has finally arrived! MERLIN’S SHADOW has been released by BLINK YA BOOKS! Six months since the release of MERLIN’S BLADE, and six more months until MERLIN’S NIGHTMARE arrives! This means that you’ll be able to: find it on your store shelves now or very soon, and order it online or through your[…]

Announcing The Merlin’s Blade Promotion Contest!

Hello from Robert Treskillard, the author of the just released novel, MERLIN’S BLADE, book 1 of The Merlin Spiral. I have some exciting news … not just one contest, but THREE CONTESTS! And with a grand prize to top them all! So … this is the official announcement of the Merlin’s Blade Promotion Contest! (It[…]

The most extensive review yet of Merlin’s Blade…

Glenn McCarty, a Crosswalk.com contributing writer, has this to say about Merlin’s Blade: “The success of this book, however, is as much a credit to Treskillard’s storytelling instincts and his abilities at character and world-building as it is to any tweaks he makes to the legend…” The tone of the novel: “[Merlin’s Blade has an][…]

Merlin’s Blade Has Been Released…

Yes, the day has finally arrived! MERLIN’S BLADE has been released by ZONDERVAN! Almost seven years of slow and steady labor has finally resulted in this day. This means that you’ll be able to: find it on your store shelves now or very soon, and order it online or through your local bookstore. The only[…]

My OFFICIAL Merlin’s Blade Book Trailer !!

After many months of filming, special effects work, 3D animation, color-grading, and soundtrack design, I am finally ready to release my book trailer for MERLIN’S BLADE! The direct link to the trailer can be found here: http://youtu.be/ZEZqQ3tsxqA. (Note that this book trailer serves as an introduction for all three books.) Please post the link everywhere[…]

Announcing Zondervan’s OFFICIAL cover for Merlin’s Shadow!

Yes, Zondervan has officially released their cover for MERLIN’S SHADOW. Also, you can now PRE-ORDER Merlin’s Shadow through Zondervan’s ChurchSource.com! (Amazon and others coming SOON!) If you want to read the official description of the novel, go on over to Zondervan.com’s MERLIN’S SHADOW page… And the official release date? September 24th, 2013 !! (Only 5[…]

Book Trailer Released: FROM DARKNESS WON !!

Yes, it’s finally out! The hugely anticipated book trailer created with blood, sweat, tears, and lots of special effects! FROM DARKNESS WON is the last and ultimate novel of the celebrated, best-selling BLOOD OF KINGS series by Jill Williamson ! Without further delay, here is the trailer: And yes, yours truly has a short cameo[…]

Exciting News For Fans of LB Graham

L.B. Graham, a friend of mine here in St. Louis, has signed a three book contract with AMG Publishers! This is fantastic news, because L.B.’s last book series was finished in 2008 (The Binding of the Blade, see the cover to the right). Now his fans finally get to taste a new adventure, this one[…]

Computer Troubles…

Just to let everyone know … my laptop got a nasty virus, which is now removed. The problem is that it killed my internet connection except for email. The long and short is that I’ve done everything to fix my internet connection, but cannot. Now I need to backup critical files, wipe the entire computer,[…]

Holy Worlds Interviewed Me — Part 1

Holy Worlds‘ fearless wonder-workers, Jay Lauser and Timothy Ward, interviewed me about all things related to writing and publishing Christian Fantasy. Anyway, I was so long-winded LOL that they had to bust it up into three parts. You can listen to part one right here. Here’s the summary of the podcast: In this episode Jay[…]

Big News #3 — Laity Lodge Writing Retreat!

I’ve been waiting quite awhile to announce that I’ll be attending the fall writing retreat at Laity Lodge, and that’s been hard to hide since it’s such big news. Why did I wait to announce it? Because until this last Tuesday, I didn’t know if I was even going… And that uncertainty was after I[…]