2020 Goals & Projects

If you missed my earlier announcement, I'm making a big shift in my writing this coming year. In short, I'm shelving the Theonite universe for now to focus on something hopefully better suited to my current writing style and readership. First, I want to thank the absolutely staggering number of you (well over 100!) who filled out my survey… Continue reading 2020 Goals & Projects

Ryuhon Falleya: Creating a Fantasy Religion (Guest Post Sample)

A look at how I created the religion of Ryuhon Falleya in The Sword of Kaigen. With 2019 coming to a close, I realized that I've actually written far more Theonite-related content for other people’s blogs than my own. This isn’t something I regret; I don’t believe I’ve ever mistaken myself for a blogger or… Continue reading Ryuhon Falleya: Creating a Fantasy Religion (Guest Post Sample)

Kafonu: The Castes of Kaigen (Guest Post Sample)

A guide to the occupational castes featured in The Sword of Kaigen. With 2019 coming to a close, I realized that I've actually written far more Theonite-related content for other people’s blogs than my own. This isn’t something I regret; I don’t believe I’ve ever mistaken myself for a blogger or led anyone else to… Continue reading Kafonu: The Castes of Kaigen (Guest Post Sample)

Difficult News: Discontinuing the Theonite Series

The following letter was copied from my most recent email to my mailing list, since I couldn't bring myself to rephrase it all in a blog post. My Dearest Readers, This is not a normal newsletter. This is an announcement and a letter of apology. And god, this was hard. Honestly, this felt like writing… Continue reading Difficult News: Discontinuing the Theonite Series

Making Misaki (or How Not to Create a Protagonist) (Guest Post Sample)

A post in which I discuss the creative process behind the character of Misaki from The Sword of Kaigen. (Header artwork by Tiffany Jones) With 2019 coming to a close, I realized that I've actually written far more Theonite-related content for other people’s blogs than my own. This isn’t something I regret; I don’t believe… Continue reading Making Misaki (or How Not to Create a Protagonist) (Guest Post Sample)

African Sci-fi and Fantasy Covers

25 African Sci-fi & Fantasy Books

I had so much fun last year putting together my list of 25 Asian-inspired fantasy books for the launch of The Sword of Kaigen that I've been looking for an excuse to post a similar list of African sci-fi and fantasy ever since. I still don't have one, but we're going ahead anyway! Below, you'll… Continue reading 25 African Sci-fi & Fantasy Books

CHARITY MONTH – $1 from every book sale goes to charity!

Dear Readers, It's hard to believe that the great planet wheel has already brought us back around to December. But here we are, and it's time to be thinking about charity. If you're familiar with my books, you know that a great deal of my world-building inspiration comes from West Africa - specifically the Mande… Continue reading CHARITY MONTH – $1 from every book sale goes to charity!

World-building Between the Lines: a close-reading of the propaganda in The Sword of Kaigen (Guest Post Sample)

A post in which I explain my model for the construction of propaganda and show how I used that to inform the 'history lessons' featured in The Sword of Kaigen. With 2019 coming to a close, I realized that I've actually written far more Theonite-related content for other people’s blogs than my own. This isn’t… Continue reading World-building Between the Lines: a close-reading of the propaganda in The Sword of Kaigen (Guest Post Sample)