A young bard and his master travel to a remote castle in a wild, untamed valley. They uncover a dark secret and set off a chain of events that will alter the fate of two powerful realms.Learn more
After my wife complains to me about a poorly researched historical novel she’s reading, I explore a couple of common mistakes authors can make when falling back on assumptions. Fair warning, my sense of humour is dry and sometimes crude.
An email from fellow author, Troy A. Hill, has me thinking about some differences between historical fiction and fantasy. I also share some news about my plans for the future of the podcast, and give an update about the state of my two work-in-progress books - The Prince's Bastard, and A Man at Arms.
As of July 2019, I'm making headway on the first draft of A Man at Arms, book 3 of The Lords of Skeinhold while The Prince's Bastard mellows for another month before I revise the manuscript. A Man at Arms is looking to be meydarkest story yet, so if you love your fantasy with plenty of gore and horror, stay tuned!
I've got a painful bout of surgery next month, that will make it difficult to talk, so I'll be putting The Bottom Drawer on a brief hiatas, but keep your eyes peeled and your podcatcher ready for the next episode!
I'll also be posting my first Scrivener tutorial soon.
As a teaser, I'm also thinking of projects beyond my current series and Weaver of Dreams. I'm building a new PC workstation for mapping, and will start world-building very soon!