Tremjara Unveiled

It’s done. I can’t put it more concisely than that. It’s done. The Tremjara map is finished. Three years. It’s taken longer than a novel does for many. If I Continue Reading →

Understanding Your Own World Building

When world building, you should understand how your own rules work so you know how to apply them when new circumstances crop up. It isn’t enough to “just make up Continue Reading →

World of Ontyre: Partials

So often when I talk about Ontyre it’s about geography or magic. Okay, that’s pretty cool stuff, but in truth when I write the tales of Ontyre I’m not focused Continue Reading →

February Map Update: Evolving Sancthor Island

A new month means it’s time for another Tremjara map update. Less than 20% of the map remains to be colorized so there’s a good chance the initial phase could Continue Reading →

Love on the Page

Love, the deep abiding kind to which she’d clung to with hope, a love that never happened, she kept it in a drawer—just in case, a closed drawer closed to Continue Reading →

World of Ontyre: Magic Basics

The World of Ontyre. Over the years on this blog I’ve not spoken of it as much as one might expect. Much of the reason was I didn’t want to Continue Reading →


*This poem is inspired by my series’ protagonist, Riparia Dellbane. It touches on her origins… A child of the riverbank, of the river, the Sentinel, it was called. In a Continue Reading →

What IS in a Name?

Truly big decisions are sometimes a long time coming and none is bigger than the name of a series’ protagonist. She, or he, is the series’ fictitious face of the Continue Reading →

January Map Update: Glorious Madness!

I’m giddy! Why? Becaise it’s time to talk maps. Since I started scheduling at least one hour per day to work on the Tremjara map the progress has been astonishing, Continue Reading →

The Year of Getting Organized

Perhaps others wait until the new year to talk about the upcoming year, but I’m going to talk it now so I pass the starting line at a run come Continue Reading →