Frequent Questions

What genre fiction do you write?

I write fantasy, whether adventure yarns or more literary tales that have underlying themes about social issues and philosophy (a kind of thinking man’s fantasy). I sometimes write science fiction.

Which stories are set on Llurien?

Llurien stories (always fantasy)

Non-Llurien Stories

What order should I read the Talon Stormbringer stories in?

They can be read in any order, as there are no story lines crossing the books, but for those who really want to read them in order, a continuously updated chronology of stories is located here. This chronology can change at any time as I write and release more Talon stories, which is being done in whatever order I think of them in.

Are you published?

Yes. Bewildering Stories published “The Insultalon” story in 2009. My own publishing company Evermore Press has published a number of fiction and non-fiction books since 2015.

How many books have you written?

As of 2020, here is the count of novels, novellas, short stories, and non-fiction works, with a word about status.

Why did you decide to self-publish?

Lots of reasons. The stigma attached to self-publishing is thankfully a thing of the past. An entire industry has sprung up around independent authors, making it easy to get professionals to design covers and edit a work, and even promote it. Retailers like Amazon have all sorts of tools for this, too. A true revolution took place in the last decade.

At the same time, traditional publishers began offering even less, from advances to promotion, while taking just as much control and royalties away from writers. The effort to attract an agent or publisher is considerable and, when unsuccessful, leaves an author completely ignorant as to why their work wasn’t chosen, making it difficult to alter their pitch into one more successful.

Self-publishing allows one to retain all creative control over everything from content to covers, promotional strategies and release schedules.

 Posted by on February 13, 2015

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