I’m happy to share a link to this month’s fantasy channel podcast at New Books Network! I was interviewed by the host, Gabrielle Mathieu, about Taylenor, and the interview is currently available here!
Gabrielle interviewed me about Jaena, the main character who is a Priest of her goddess, Imn-ashu, and about what Imn-ashu — and Jaena — stand for in their world. We talked about Mage Herrein, the Mage Defender, who steals the power of children to feed his own. And about some of Jaena’s companions on her desperate quest to save a life.
I thoroughly enjoyed the interview. There is a new author podcast available every month as Gabrielle interviews authors of new fantasy releases.
Taylenor is available in ebook or paperback editions.
Hi, all! Hope you are staying healthy during this coronavirus crisis.
I wanted to let you all know about a giveaway on Goodreads for my newest fantasy novel, Taylenor. The giveaway runs from May 14 through May 27, and I’m giving away three copies to entrants in the United States.
In Taylenor, Jaena — betrayed by her own mentor — races to save a mage-talented boy from death at the hands of the Mage Defender.
You can enter by going to Goodreads, here!
Have a good week!
I was happy to do an interview with author Wayne Turmel on his blog. I really enjoyed answering his questions about Taylenor, my main character Jaena, and some of my favorite books. Here’s the link to the interview on his blog.
Wayne is also an author. He writes historical fiction and is now branching out into urban fantasy with his upcoming novel.
Dayton area book-lovers: I’ll be at the Half Price Books in Beavercreek on Sunday, December 1 from 1-4 pm with my new novel, Taylenor! I’ll also have the Color Mage epic fantasy novels with me, reissued with the new covers. Stop in and say hi! Also: books make great gifts!
“Jaena’s palpable sense of duty toward Wiel is a much more intriguing story thread than the catastrophes that serve as a call to adventure in many fantasy novels.” — Kirkus Reviews
A short review of Taylenor was just published on kirkusreviews.com. Here’s a link to the full review.
I was recently interviewed by the wonderful author and reviewer Lisa Haselton on her award-winning blog. The interview was about Taylenor and writing in general. It also includes a short excerpt from the new release! Check it out at the link, here.
“Taylenor’s ability to create a magical world, infuse it with the strong personality of protagonist Jaena, and draw readers into a series of disastrous realizations that lead the formerly faithful Jaena to question everything (“The sky spun. Her whole world was not what she thought it had been, and her part in it was far different from what she had thought.”) lends to an evocative tale that is nearly impossible to put down, once begun.” — D. Donovan, senior reviewer at Midwest Book Review.
I’m happy to post this link to the rest of this review of Taylenor from Diane Donovan. The review is on her website. Link to the book on Amazon is in the review, and also on the Taylenor page on my blog.
I’ll be in Creator Alley at the Hydra Publications table at Cincinnati Comic Expo this coming weekend! I’ll have my newly-released fantasy novel, Taylenor, available for signing — also the reissued Color Mage books with their great new covers. Planning to be there Friday and Saturday!
Link to the convention website: http://cincinnaticomicexpo.com/creator-alley-artists/
My books are in! And I’m happy to say I’ll have them available at the Merion Village Festival on September 8. Stop by and say hi, check out the other vendors and food trucks on what promises to be a pleasant afternoon at Moeller Park!
Here’s a link to the event page. Hope to see you there!