Hazel West – Cover Reveal for new book

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My friend Hazel West is doing a big blog cover reveal for her new novel coming out, and I just couldn’t say no to a friend! Check out her new book – The New Emperor’s Concerto – coming out March 24th!

(Also – it total sounds like a book I’d write 😉

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Year of Accountability – 3/16-3/22 – Covid 19 & The Writer

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Hi All,

IronTributeIllo2_08_15_15Well, it has certainly been an insane week here in the United States, and with our schools on lockdown and more and more parts of our society shut down due to the Covid 19, we’re about to become shut-ins for the next few weeks. I hope that this will help flatten the curve and keep more people I know healthy.

Good news – its a great time to read books!

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Cover Reveal for the Last Gladiator

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It’s time! The next novella in the Steam Empire Chronicles is finished!

The Last Gladiator describes the complex transitions within the eternal city itself during the early years of Emperor Hadrian Appius’ rule. Following the exploits of Lucia Rhodanus Fortem, a female gladiator charged with a daunting task – defeat the first of the mechagladiators, or die trying. With characters and situations foreshadowing events in the Steam Empire Chronicles, you’ll want to pick up this novella! The Last Gladiator will be going on presale April 10th, 2020.

The Last Gladiator will be released on May 1st, 2020.

Mechagladiators – the Next Advancement in Gladiator Technology

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What exactly is a mechagladiator? Only the most technological advancement in the arena in the 1800s! One of my most favorite steampunk elements in my novels, Mechagladiators are impressive and awesome to see in battle.

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A Mechawolf – a ‘distant relative’ of a mechagladiator

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Tallavanor’s Tales: Mulhüssen Beckons

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Hello all! It’s time for another set of Tallavanor’s Tales. Last time, we were gathering out supplies for the next leg of our journey. We’ve traveled to a new town – Mulhüssen, and our heroes are still hunting for the missing link to their mystery. Who hired them to kill the count, and how is it connected to Mulhüssen? Take it away, Tallavanor.

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Year of Accountability: 3/8-3/14 Sickness & Soccer

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Hi all,

It’s been a crazy week! Between starting soccer, and getting sick with a nasty bug that doesn’t want to let my voice go, it’s been a tricky time. Such is life! I’ve made only a little headway on projects due to convalescing. But I can announce that I’ll be ready to release the cover art for the Last Gladiator this upcoming week! So some progress!

I also realized that I never actually set a goal for this week! Eek!

So for this next wee, I want to get to the 35,000 word mark in the Last Gladiator. That’s my aimed end point, and I’d love to actually be able to get this thing done. Before that, here’s a teaser!

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Year of Accountability 3/1-3/6

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Hi all,

Let’s hear how accountable I was this week! What did I do?

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I wrote a 4,000 word short story, so yay for being successful! I also published my latest D&D adventure – the Invasion of the Phandelver Valley. So lots got done this week. I ended up not submitting my short story. I felt it didn’t match the parameters of the request (a steampunk fairy tale) and instead was a more exploration with fantasy components.

So now I’ve got 4,000 words for A Brief History of New Caesaria 🙂

Invasion of Phandelver Released!


I just released my Invasion of the Phandelver Valley custom campaign (its a doozy!), and went through and updated all the resource home pages, so go check them out! What does contain?

  1. A link between the Phandelver Mine final mission and a series of escalating Orc attacks designed to pull in Neverwinter (and any missions you might have there!)
  2. An opportunity for characters to experience larger battles, and direct the actions of NPCs.
  3. Actions & Consequences for missions – which NPC do you throw your support behind? What resources can they muster to help defend the valley? If you chose not to complete some of their requests, how will that help or hurt you?
  4. Several maps to outline your battles and ideas for siege attacks, with stats for siege engines & defensive buildings.

Convention Bound!

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Salve! I’m excited to announce that I’ll be attending the Shore Leave Convention in Hunt Valley, Maryland this summer! I’ll be selling and signing books, and it will be a great opportunity to meet me and a ton of other authors!

Shore Leave 42: July 10 – 12, 2020

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Baltimore in Hunt Valley, Maryland

Check out the Shore-Leave Website for more information! Excited to be signing books and talking all about the awesome world of the Steam Empire Chronicles!

Tallavanor’s Tales – The Next Fork in the Road

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Last week, Tallavanor discovered the secret of the late Count – or rather, the late Counts. We’ve got some choices to make, and Tallavanor will have to decide where the wind will take him next. With that, I’ll turn it over to him, and let him explain what happened after the last few moments with the Count.

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