Because I Like Them


Shortly after I started working on my novel, I drew a sketch of the world that I was creating. It was a bad one. But it was enough to keep me oriented. So I didn’t…

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The Lure of a Mountain Trail


Have you ever felt the allure of a mountain trail? It beckons, tempting you to explore its length and to discover what lies around the next bend or on the other side of a hill….

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The Traders of Tlefas


Traders play a big part in Raising Fear, especially three friends. Tarkio Tarkio is the first trader that Iskra, our heroine, meets. He’s serious and responsible. Usually. He makes one fatal mistake, thinking he’s just…

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Meet the Riskers


The villagers in Tlefas all know to shun the savage, barbaric riskers. But have they been told the truth about this outcaste group? As I’ve written about them, I’ve tried to imagine what they’d look…

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The People of Tlefas, Part 1


I’m getting close to finishing Raising Fear! Now that I’ve got the events of the story straight, I’m ready to move on to more detailed editing. And that means, among other things, knowing just what…

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Raising Fear

Iskra (Raising Fear)

  Duty. Desire. Destiny. How far would you go to be safe… to be free…to be loved?   Iskra doesn’t question the rules. The rules are there to keep her safe from those who are…

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