Two New Releases!

Food on Their Table (Dystopian Horror / Medical Thriller) The Habitat is the last bastion of humanity in a world destroyed by war and climate change. All aspects of life are tightly stratified and controlled, from what people read to what they eat. Every human being is also a resource, assigned to tasks that best […]

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Author Spotlight: Showdown by Diane Morrison

Pleased to appear in Renee Scattergood’s Author Spotlight!  You can read the full article here.  (Hint: there’s a character interview with Graeme Walsh, and he reveals a bit more about his world than you’ve seen in either one of the books yet.)

Read the full article at Renee Scattergood’s blog.

The Wyrd West Chronicles are available on Amazon now!

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Pre-Order for Vice & Virtue Now Available!

You can now pre-order Vice & Virtue, Wyrd West Chronicles #2, at this link!  Get it while it’s hot!  Also, to get access to a FREE copy of Wyrd West Chronicles #1, just sign up for my newsletter!

Pete Woodhouse doesn’t like to get involved. Too many complications, too dangerous to his person. But when the young half-elven Gunslinger who just saved his town finds himself standing alone against a gang of killers and thieves, the goads of Pete’s conscience might just be too much to ignore. Will he finally find himself putting his skills as an alchemist and inventor — and his prosthetic pneumatic shotgun — to work for the cause of Light?

Welcome to the Wyrd West, the world next door, where Western meets high fantasy, apocalyptica and a dash of steampunk. This novelette serial will be published bimonthly in e-format, with collections published in print format once a year.

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Writing Horses Right

Here’s a few links to a series of articles about getting horses right in fantasy & historical fiction.  But they are somewhat oversimplifications: I also highly recommend the Wikipedia article on coat colour in horses, and following up on the specific articles on coat colours that interest you.  Through this, I learned that Lightning, my protagonist’s horse in the Wyrd West Chronicles, is most properly described as a buttermilk buckskin (golden-cream coloured with black mane, tail, muzzle, ear-tips and other highlights.  It also means that his eyes are a chocolate brown.)

Horse Misconceptions in Fantasy Writing

How to Describe Horses in Fiction

Horse Terminology: Gaits and Anatomy

Horse Terminology: Tack and Riding

 

 

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