Wednesday, June 29, 2022

A Collection of Poetry


While I haven't finished the fourth E&L yet, I've been slowly working, for several years, on a little volume of poetry called In the Bright Morning. It's only a handful of poems but I have meticulously revisited these lines picking at them and helping them to flow more and more, all the while biding my time. You see, a part of me doesn't want these verses to see the light of day. As I've grown older, I've become more emotionally guarded and this little work is the antonym of the wall I desire to create between me and others. These poems are just my raw feelings. They concern hope and despair, faith and fear, joy and grief. In a phrase, what it’s like to be human. Look for it in early July on Amazon or pretty much wherever books might be found online!

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Putting an old site to new use

Years ago, when writing the first two books,  I created this blog to serve as a hub for my work. As the years passed, I found newer and shinier platforms to use but I think it's high time for a return to the basics and a return to this blog. 

It's been ten years since I last posted here. Ten. I had a good stroll down memory lane just coming back to this blog. Many things have changed (including my reflection in the mirror) while others have remain constant. I'm still a full time husband, father and teacher. As such it has been quite a challenge to find the time necessary to devote to the world of The Emblem & The Lantern. I have one book left to write! That's all! Still, I'm finding this one to be the toughest to approach. From the beginning of this series I knew how I wanted it to end. That's not the problem. The problem is filling in the story with ALL the things I want to say. Each book has had underlying themes and messages that I wanted to get across and right now I'm finding ways within the beats of the continuing story to develop old ideas while sharing new ideas at the same time, all the while staying true to the heart of the Lambent Twins' journey. 

Check back periodically as I will be trying to utilize this blog like I did in the early days as means of accountability to you all. 

Monday, March 5, 2012

New Bio Pics

I had some new photos done in Middle Earth! Well... not really but it does look like it, right?! The shots were taken byTodd Richard Stevens @ Stageunderground® 
Swing by their site and check'em out! Great Work!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Ethan Lambent from Book Two!

I'm trilled to present a sneak peek at another illustration from Stirring! Mikael Jury has outdone himself again! Late last year I approached Mikael about my desire to see the twins' faces realized, through  illustration, as the stories continued to unfold. We collectively decided to shy away from this approach with Awakening, which is why close ups of the characters faces never appear in that story. However, I felt it was time to begin the process with the second book. Here is the object of that decision! 

Are you even slightly curious why the contraption is on Ethan's head? If the answer is 'YES' then never fear. I put the last period on the last sentence of the last page of Stirring just last night. It is already off to Joanna for editing. You can be expecting the book no later than mid April!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Monday, January 23, 2012

Art Inspired by E&L!

This is a wonderful depiction of a scene from chapter two of Awakening! Painted by Mike Vanklavaren and Jessie Carrol.
"One of the favorite memories of all that both Ethan and Eisley shared with their parents was the numerous nights spent around the fire singing songs and dancing together."