Almost 8 years ago, I wrote my first book, Johnny Came Home, a novel about people who develop super powers in a West Virginia town. I’m very proud of that book and perhaps one day I’ll get around to writing the sequel. It’s been described as the “X-Men meets James Bond with, believe it or … More Celebrate National Superhero Day with a Free Book!
Luckbane, the first book in the Impworld/Øtherworld series, was the second published book I ever wrote. As fate would have it, Luckbane was published on Friday the 13th of ’13. The germ of what became Øtherworld was sparked back in the mid-90s when my then-future wife and I got bored with the dice-driven role-playing games … More Soulbright: An Introduction
Update 7/1/18: Both Luckbane and Soulbright are now back on track. Today I received the following email: “Hello Tony, Thank you for reaching out We have reviewed your response and can confirm that your book complies with our guidelines. We had incorrectly suppressed your title in error and we sincerely apologize for any inconvenience you … More In Which the Createspace Content Validation Request Team Suppresses My Newest Book
In 2008, I was hopelessly stuck on a novel I’d been writing for about half a decade. That novel would later emerge as Luckbane, the first book of the Impworld/Otherworld series. As many of you know, I decided to put the book on hold for a bit. My progress had been painfully slow, bogged down by … More Why I’m Giving Nanowrimo Another Shot
Believe it or not, this September 28th will be the fifth anniversary of the publication of my first book Johnny Came Home. For those of you who haven’t yet read this book, this is the action-packed tale of kids who develop super powers and a fictional town here in my home state of West Virginia. … More A Goodreads Book Giveaway and a Few Other Things
In this worldbuilding post, we will look at the magic and religion of my forthcoming sci-fi series, Øtherworld. In Jarrod’s real life dystopian future, religion plays a big part in most people’s lives: “Atheism was out-of-fashion, at least in the West and in the European Union, mostly thanks to the misguided legacy of Dr. James … More Worldbuilding: A Look at the Religion and Magic of Øtherworld
My newest sci-fi novel, Øtherworld: Luckbane, will take place in the future in several different environments. The first is Earth. It’s not a nice place. It’s overpopulated. It’s polluted. It’s practically lawless. Jarrod, our protagonist, lives in what used to be Charleston, WV, which is now part of the New York Megalopolis. He’s never seen a … More Worldbuilding: A Look at the Environments of Øtherworld