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Thursday, May 23, 2013

Dying Wish | Book Cover

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Updated Cover
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Trying A New Font

Back in 2011 in the month of November I wrote a 25,000 word novella during NaNoWriMo. It's a young adult fantasy adventure story. Here's a brief synopsis:

A young man is left alone after his father dies defending him from slave traders who came through their village. Now he must journey back to his father's homeland to fulfill a promise to bury his father among his family. Along the way he saves another boy from the slave traders, and becomes a man as he finds his way back to his father's homeland to meet his relatives for the first time.

As it lies on my google drive now it is a completed first draft. I plan on rereading it soon and seeing just what I've got now that it's had lots of time to cool. If it's good enough I think I'll revise it and then get it in the hands of beta readers and eventually publish the thing. That's had me thinking about the cover, and so I came up with this. What do you think? I'd love your feedback. Thanks!


I have since changed the name of my novella from "Dying Wish" to "Sword and Urn." I also made a completely new cover that fit the title better:

Pen Fights Gamepade | Episode 13

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If you didn't know, I'm the co-host on a super fun podcast about being gamers, writers, artists, dads, movie goers and more. This episode was filled to the brim with laughs, and listening back as I edited it was hard because I was having trouble breathing I kept laughing so hard. Good times. Hope you enjoy.

Here's the all too brief show notes:
Donald Conrad of and Dan Absalonson of talk about video games, writing, being husbands with awesome wifes and fathers of many young children, what life is like as dads and lots of other stuff. Topics covered in this show: Donald is going to E3! Dan's a published author! Chewie with IBS, and lots of other stuff about games and movies.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

New Every Photo Tells Promo

I had the distinct privilege to create a promo for one of my favorite podcasts and websites, Every Photo Tells. Have a listen below and be sure to download it as well so you can put it in your podcast or a friend's podcast. Spread the word because Every Photo Tells is awesome! They've podcasts a few of my short stories and it's always been an amazing experience hearing them read my story. I highly recommend you give it a try! Listening to other people's stories is awesome as well! Loads of great stuff in lots of different genres!

Also, here is their post about it.

The NEW Every Photo Tells Promo!
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Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Every Photo Tells eBooks Page

The fine folks over at Every Photo Tells now have a new page on their website entitled eBooks! Why is this exciting? For several reasons. One - their awesome stories are so great in audio, but for those who aren't big fans of audio fiction, now these wonderful stories can be shared with a new audience who prefer text. Not only do they now have a Volume 1 of the stories from their awesome podcast, but they listed other authors eBooks who've contributed to the podcast. I'm so grateful - they were kind and awesome enough to list my anthology, Danthology, on there! It contains several stories of mine that they accepted and published on their podcast and a bunch of my other short stories. They do an amazing job reading them. So go check out their new eBook, Every Photo Tells... Vol. 1, and their podcast because it's awesome. They have tons of cool stories in tons of genres. Here's the blurb for Volume 1 from their website:

‘Every Photo Tells… (Vol. 1)‘ is a short story anthology that sets out to show that every picture can tell more than just one story, by presenting a range of tales inspired by ten photographs. Mick and Katharina Bordet present their stories covering a wide range of themes and genres from the first ten months of EPT. Whether your taste is for horror or whodunnit, modern thriller or period swashbuckler, fantasy or sci-fi, there is sure to be something for you in this collection.