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,[…]

How I Improved My Fiction

Since my single attempt at sending a proposal out ended in the expected result, I have decided to improve my fiction in three different ways: I Simplified The Names Of My Characters My book is fraught with difficult names, but my most egregious choice was spelling Merlin and Arthur’s names different from the standard English:[…]

Merlin’s Legendary Origin

I was going to post “Who Was Merlin — Part 2″ today, but found an EXCELLENT blog post over at Heavenfield about Merlin and how he “got his start” when Vortigern attempted to sacrifice him in order to get his fortress built. Lets just say ole Vorty was having a bit of trouble. So go[…]

Important Announcement On My Book Series

Just a quick update to let everyone know that I am about 12% through editing book 1 of the Merlin Spiral. My goal is to reduce my book from 154,000 words down to 100,000 words—if possible. So far I am on course. Although I am only a small percentage through my book, I have already[…]