New Vlog, New Page, New Timelapse!

Updated: Jul 17, 2020


The Watcher of the Worlds

Some Youtube related news: Two new videos posted! Look at me, being productive on social media. One is an actual videoblog (or "vlog," as they are apparently called...what can I say? I am neither as young nor as hip as I would like to believe), which you can find here. In this vlog (I'm going to have to get used to using that term, although it currently makes me grimace), I discuss the release of the audiobook for Bound, some of what you can look forward to if you become a patron on my Patreon page, and more about the debut novel of rising author Hailey K. Jacobs, which I remain absurdly excited about.


At some point in the vlog (still grimacing), I also mention my progress--albeit slowly--on this year's #inktober. Attached to this post you can find one such prompted offering, this one for the "Pattern" prompt, because what else could I possibly depict than the pattern dancing across the Spinner's Loom (and now, prepare yourself for the following alliteration): the creative container of all chaos that rests at the center of the worlds?


Well, not *all* the chaos, but a significant portion of it, to be sure.


The other video I posted to my channel is a timelapse collection of some of my #inktober offerings for 2019, including three fun character portraits: Cassandra I, Prophet of Pendra; the smirking and ever-charming Ruv, surrounded by his pack; and of course, the swoon-worthy (well, he's supposed to be, anyway; some readers prefer other characters, and I must say, I can't blame them--Ruv is also quite swoon-worthy and there will always be a soft spot in my heart for him) Gren, entranced by a vision of the Firebird. I've become obsessed with creating timelapses of my art progress ever since I realized that was a thing I could do...which was more recently than I care to admit.


Ok, I'll admit it. It was a few weeks ago. I am definitely behind the times.


Over on the Patreon page, I have some fun perks and specials for you, so if you haven't checked it out yet, consider this another nudge in that direction. First 50 patrons will receive a sticker featuring my Attack of the Pixies! artwork, created after the "mindless" prompt on the first day of inktober 2019, which, if I do say so myself, turned out pretty darn fabulously. I also created three tiers of patronhood you can enjoy, all named after fun little nods to the Circle series itself: Dragons, Faeries, and Shifters. Each comes with different amounts (and types) of perks, with the Dragons at the top of the food chain, of course. All patrons will also be able to download black and white illustrations of some of my story-related art that they can color in for themselves! This bit was added by request, so *hopefully* somebody starts taking advantage of it. I get a lot of requests to make a coloring book, so eventually--once I collect enough illustrations--I will likely publish one.

I have also added a new page to the website under the “Contact” tab labeled something to the effect of “Authors you should know about.” On that page you can find a few other indie authors, artists, and poets you should be paying attention to. Some are already published, some publish fabulous poetry on instagram, and some—like Hailey Jacobs—have a novel forthcoming. So check out that page as well, then head over to my Patreon to read the FULL first chapter of Hidden and download some black and white illustrations you can color in for yourselves!


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