The Cover of The Luminous Dead by Caitlin Starling

NOTE: This is a guest post from debut author Caitlin Starling. The Luminous Dead goes on-sale 4/2/2019 and is currently available for pre-order. Enjoy! How do you turn something as intangible as the perilous love-hate relationship between two women into a cover? You don’t; instead, you focus on the hundreds of feet of rock that separate … Read More

Sarah Beth Durst on the cover for The Deepest Blue

Sarah Beth Durst on the cover for The Deepest Blue

I am so excited to share with you the cover for my upcoming novel, THE DEEPEST BLUE!!! I love the moment a book gets its cover.  Suddenly it feels so much more real — like the story is walking out of my imagination and into the world.  And I am so extremely excited for THE … Read More

Looking Back on Tyvian Reldamar – by Auston Habershaw

NOTE: This is a guest post from author Auston Habershaw. Dead but Once, book 3 of his Saga of the Redeemed series, is on sale now. Enjoy! I was always going to write a series. This was written into my DNA. My stories could not be contained in one book—oh no! I wanted vast, volume … Read More

The Promise – by Ash Fitzsimmons

The Promise – by Ash Fitzsimmons

What is it about contemporary fantasy—urban and its more suburban and rural cousins—that makes it so appealing as a genre? All stories make promises. Science fiction offers high-tech tools and strange new worlds. Romance assures you that despite the odds, the lovers are going to have their happily ever after. Crime fiction often guarantees that … Read More

Five Reasons I Write Science Fiction – By Elizabeth Bonesteel

Five Reasons I Write Science Fiction – By Elizabeth Bonesteel

1. Space Have you seen space? It’s massive, and full of weird phenomena right next to mind-bendingly huge swaths of nothing at all. We’ve been studying it for millennia, and we still discover new things every single day. Every time we learn something, we find out we’ve only got a piece of it, one tiny … Read More

How do you know when it’s the end of the story?

How do you know when it’s the end of the story?

The Vagrant started out as a piece of flash fiction which then grew into a serial, which then grew into a novel, which then grew into a trilogy. So with that in mind, you could be forgiven for asking: is The Seven really the end of the story? And the answer would be yes. To … Read More

Why Fantasy? – By Nathan Garrison

Why Fantasy? – By Nathan Garrison

Despite the popularity of Lord of the Rings and Games of Thrones (to name a very, very few) it still shocks me how many people cringe at the idea of fantasy in the written form.  Even self-proclaimed “geeks”, who can name every Avenger ever and describe obscure plotlines from the Star Wars expanded universe, still give me blanks looks and surreptitious hints that if I’m going to write I should write something people actually like.

The Top Five Wild Things in the Weird West – by Laura Bickle

The Top Five Wild Things in the Weird West – by Laura Bickle

The west is weird in DARK ALCHEMY. Long-buried alchemical experiments surface to meet the local undead, warring with drug lords and cattle barons in the tiny town of Temperance, Wyoming. It’s an odd place…as the new stranger in town, geologist Petra Dee, is discovering. These are the top five things this scientist can’t rationally explain away:

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