Welcome to Halcyon is the first book in the Dead Mawl novella series, where fighting evil is just part of the job. For fans of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Supernatural, and Ash vs Evil Dead.
Guys, if you didn’t know, writing books is hard. It’s so hard to make sure you have the perfect characters who aren’t too perfect. It’s so hard coming up with a story line that hasn’t been used before. … It’s hard to come up with little obstacles that keep the hero on their toes. … So I said enough.
I’m a Gen-X writer and editor and have worked in news media for 27 years. My life is a balance of physical things – running lifting, hiking, and biking – and a love for writing and photography. I’m a life-long storyteller and a sucker for adventure and travel. Give me fresh air, a chance at a summit and good people to enjoy it with and I’m a happy dude.
My starting point was The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Anderson, brooding over it, wondering what a happy ending for it would look like. I was just a couple years into financially devastating circumstances, supporting someone more damaged than me, and managing huge debts. Happy endings to sad stories had a concrete, but also wistful appeal.
His debut novel, From Within, spent several weeks on Amazon's Hot New Release Top 100 Bestsellers in Dystopian genre upon release. On several other occasions it became an Amazon Top 100 Bestseller in both Dystopian and Post-Apocalyptic genres. He recently released In Mysterious Ways, a Christian suspense/mystery.
Found most evenings watching the sunset on her small ranch, Nellie is a self-proclaimed country girl. Weekends are spent whipping up culinary delights for her family and friends, but the late hours of the night, those belong to her stories. As depicted by her Lindy Johnson Series and other books, Nellie has a penchant for writing about strong female characters caught in the midst of adversity. That’s likely because she’s seen her share of adversity, such as being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis seven years ago, and Nellie wants to help other rise above their trials. Known for crazy twists and unexpected turns, she loves giving her readers plot lines they’d never expect.
Writers generally label themselves as plotters or panters. I’m very much a plantser (or “planter” as one of my friends joking calls me since I cultivate seeds/ideas and help them blossom). I spend hours creating outlines for my story, but once my characters take control, they can turn a 23 chapter book into a 70+ chapter trilogy. No joke, this actually happened.