Monday, December 15, 2014

Giveaway Winner and the Launch of Stories of the Wyrd.

The prize of the beautiful Edgar Allan Poe quilt goes to a woman by the name of Jessica. She has already been notified.

Wait. Come back.

I will be doing another giveaway of a similar prize next June or when I hit 5,000 likes on Facebook, whichever comes first. So if you’re interested in being kept updated, please bookmark this blog, follow it, like me on Facebook, or follow me on Twitter. And I do take suggestions from loyal fans.

The second part of news, I’m happy to launch the first of many short stories, Stories of the Wyrd:

These episodic short stories follow siblings, Rasmus and Kaia Kondori, as they weave a thin line between their world and a supernatural void that borders it. Fighting hobgoblins, ghosts, vampires, and the things creeping in from the wilderness, their adventures range from dark horror to fairytale slapstick.

Sarcastic, dark, supernatural, and romantic, the stories have a wide variety in length and styles, perfect for a quick jaunt or a long, leisurely read.

These short stories have been a pet project of mine for the past year and a half. Many of the shorts, not yet featured on the website, convey a widespread spectrum of emotions and moods. They have allowed me to experiment and toy with styles and techniques, removing the stressors of the publishing world my novels always tend to have.

Kaia and Rasmus came from a novel which really wanted to be a television show, diving into only a small part of their lives.

I’ve been procrastinating to make them live, but decided, in the name of my 25th year of life, to stop the isolation.

They are meant to be fun, casual reads that always have the option of growing into more if the reader so chooses. I will be adding more stories as we go along, probably around every other week. But I don’t need more deadlines, and these works are supposed to be nothing but enjoyable, so it will be sporadic. Again, following me is the best way to be notified of updates.