Help me move some inventory!

I would like more space in my apartment, and I’m asking for your help.  If you would like a copy of my fantasy novel, I am selling the paperback version at a reduced price.  Goandria: The Schism normally runs $8.99, but you can buy it from me for $6.00!

Here is a summary:

Goandria lies under the cruel rule of worlox demons. Emerging from an unknown realm, they claim large swaths of the northern territories for their own.  The wizards, blessed with power from Voshnore, continue their fight against them with little success. Pushed back to the south,  generation to generation, year by year, they labor in vain. Until now.

Lorkai, general of the wizard army, returns home after years of fighting. He brings long awaited successes on the battlefield. Yet those successes come with prices of their own. Several of Lorkai’s men now anguish in worlox occupied areas. Following a warm welcome, Lorkai’s request for aid is refused. Lorkai and his best friend, Evera, take matters into their own hands. The wizards uncover secrets about the worlox, which leads the friends to fight for their lives, and their humanity.

The complete series cover

If interested, send payment via Paypal to goandria@outlook.com and send your name and address to the same email address.  Everyone who orders from me will get a free exclusive Goandria bookmark!  If you want a free sample let me know, or you can download one on Amazon.

The cover for my next book!

My next book, Goandria: Visions of War is in the final stages of editing and I hope to have it out by the end of the year.   If you read fantasy haven’t read the prequel, you can find it here on my website.   Visions of War takes place several generations after The Schism.  Goandria is now a much different place, with a new threat to the peace people have worked so hard to build.  What is this new evil and will the armies of the world be able to stop it?

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A Taste of Parenting

I like adventures. I love to go for long walks outside exploring new regions. I go on adventures each time I work on my manuscript or read a book, but there is one adventure I wasn’t prepared for: parenting.

I got married October 17, 2009, and the following month, I found out my wife was pregnant. We did not plan on having children for a few years, and this totally derailed all of our plans, but as most adults know, life rarely goes according to plan. My son came into the world as all children do, crying and lovable. He was a blessing from the Lord, but I had no idea what I was doing. In fact, I still sometimes feel that way five years later.

As the days, weeks, and years rolled by, I got to see this child of mine transform and change very rapidly because I am the one home with him. Through the ups and downs, I learned so much about myself, and my son has inspired me in so many ways.

Children see the world in a very different way. Of course I knew that intellectually, but I never grasped the extent until I had a child of my own. The innocence, curiosity, and ability to find joy in simple things helped me to appreciate life better for myself. My son’s perspective has lead me to understanding my characters better, especially the children. Before having a child, writing children was much harder, but more specifically, it is his affection and sensitivity that helped me to create characters such as Evera. I asked myself, “what if Goandria’s culture doesn’t erode this away as people become adults?”

Writing is about experiences and how you apply them. Some experiences we can encounter first hand, and others we can only read about or learn second hand. Parenting opens the door for a plethora of experiences. Though I have just begun this journey, it has already been rich. I can only imagine what the future will hold and how it will help me become a better writer and a better person.

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