70,727 of 90,000 words complete on my first draft of Star Viking. And that’s after a purging. Currently writing chapter 24 of 36, so it will likely go to 100,000 to 110,000 words.
Another exciting bit of news: one of my oldest friends who now works in the movie biz as an illustrator and artist, has offered to do the cover for Star Viking. He is amazingly talented, and has worked on many films you’ve seen. To protect the innocent, he shall remain nameless At least for awhile…
I know some of you are pretty excited about Book 3 in my Tribes of Yggdrasil series. I’m definitely going to be pushing the envelope in Star Viking. Here is the first Draft of the Prologue and Chapter 1. It may have typos – it’s a first draft – but I wanted to get something in front of you soon. I hope you’re as excited as I am!
I picked this book up because the authors are highly successful Independent authors and publishers. They’ve helped re-introduce the concept of the serial story via ebooks. Their “Yesterday’s Gone” series has sold gazillions of copies all across the galaxy. But seriously, this book is chock full of simple, but highly useful ideas. It’s also very entertaining. Learn from the guys who made lots of mistakes, and made it.
They finish the book with a series of interviews with other Indie authors who’ve been commercially successful. Most enjoyable book… Continue reading
Several of my short stories, including the Best Selling “Yggdrasil Codex” are now available on Smashwords for FREE! You can download ANY ebook format you like, and feel free to share them with anyone.
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I’m hard at work on the third book in my Tribes Of Yggdrasil series. Here’s a sneak peek!
This very short story is an introduction to my novel “Star Viking – The Tribes of Yggdrasil: Book 3″
In this intro, we catch up with the history between Star Fury (Book 2) and the current novel, as eight years have elapsed.
NOTE: Don’t feel like reading? Scroll down and listen to me read it for you!
Eight years have passed since the Hrymar slavers obliterated the human colony of Norvik. The Hrymar didn’t stop at a… Continue reading
Buy a copy of this highly acclaimed short, which tells the tale preceding my Tribes of Yggdrasil series of novels.
In this life there are a great many profound questions that have yet to be answered: Are we the first intelligent life in the universe? Why are we here?
Man continues to ask these questions, apparently to deaf heavens. But what if someone, or something, did answer?
In the short story The Yggdrasil Codex, two University researchers stumble upon an incredible… Continue reading