Skip to content

Category: Novels

Update: “Riftwalker Chronicles”

Riftwalker is coming along pretty well at almost 40,000 words.  I know that it’s been a long journey for those of you who have been following this novel and its progress since I started it as part of the 2010 National Novel Writing Month, but rest assured, it will become reality this year, come hell or high water.

I’m still in the progress of not only finishing the writing, but re-vamping the cover art since I’ll need it when I go to create the book on Amazon.  That’s been something of a challenge since I have to take into consideration finding royalty free or creative commons licensing when using stock images and such.  (Although, if you know of an artist or designer that wouldn’t mind working cheaply for an up-and-coming author, feel free to send them my way!)

I plan to go the self-publishing route with Riftwalker, though the thought of submitting it to a traditional pub-house did cross my mind.  It’s not that I don’t have faith in the story or the writing, but simply because I wrote this story for fun not for profit.  If it ends up being the latter, that’s just icing on the cake.


Dreamcasting: Putting Life to Words

I’m something of an odd duck sometimes.  I like to “cast” actors for the characters of my novel, as if I were looking to put them in a movie.  I find it helps me better visualize the scene and create the world my characters live in.  It helps me see them with better clarity than just leaving them as somewhat amorphous figures in my imagination.

So, without further ado, here is the cast of my current novel, The Journey of Excalibur – Book One: A Blacksmith’s Devotion.


Jared Padalecki as Jonas

Picture 1 of 8

Jonas is the main character of our story. He's a dynamic character that goes through a number of struggles throughout the book. Naturally, he has to have an actor that's equal to the task. At first, I considered mainstream actors like Chris Hemsworth or even Leonardo DiCaprio, but they didn't really have the feel I was looking for. Fellow writer, Suzanna Reeves, suggested Jared Padalecki and almost instantly I could see him in the role, so it stuck.

The Journey of Excalibur

The Journey of Excalibur is my first full-length novel project.  It is currently in its Second Draft phase after having my first conference call with editor John Adamus.  From that, it shifted from being a single-book project to a potential seven-book serial.  Stay tuned!  There’s more to come.

Just about everyone knows legends of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table; the heroism of knights and the nobility of a young king.  Just about everyone knows the stories of Excalibur, the magical sword that proclaimed Arthur as the one true king.

Every story has a beginning — and we begin at Excalibur’s forging…