Awards season

2023 has been a bit of a momentous year for me. A couple of years ago I worked for a director/producer friend of mine, Aaron Kamp, on a movie we called “Thorns and Thistles at the End of the World”. It is, if you can believe it, a Christian, apocalyptic, sci-fi drama – and if […]

Prentice Ash Audio book

Podium Audio has released the first two Rage of Lions books on their platform and the third will be coming soon. If you know someone who would like the stories, but isn’t much of a reader, this is the perfect way to get them involved. Performed by skill & flair by Derek Perkins. PRENTICE ASH […]

The Quest for the Book 4 Cover

It’s something I never used to think about – either I liked a book’s cover, or I didn’t. I guess I assumed the book’s publisher gave the artist a copy of the book, they read it, then created the image they thought would be best and the publisher slapped it on the front. Boy was […]

Memories of Far Jerusalem – Why Longswords?

Readers of Rage of Lions will know that in the world of the Grand Kingdom, the longsword is the symbol of a knight, or indeed, any noble man-at-arms. So, what is a longsword (as opposed to other types of swords, such as arming swords, short swords, broadswords, rapiers…actually, it’s a pretty long list). And why […]

Fantastic Heroes at war

A little while ago an interesting website named contacted me. They have a cool concept, where authors get to publicise their books by creating a list of their own favourites by other authors. invited me to get involved and I created my list of five books of Fantastic Heroes at War. I chose […]

Updates for August

Whew! August 2022 is turning out to be one of the busiest months I’ve had in a long time. First of all, the centerpiece of the month is the upcoming release of Rage of Lions Book 3: Lions of the Reach which happens Friday August 26. I finished writing this book about 12 or so […]

An Adventure in Fan Fiction

It was 2002, or 2003, or…look, the exact year isn’t important. What was important was that Wizards of the Coast had released 3rd edition D&D and with it the OGL, the Open Gaming License. They invited anyone who wanted, to make their own Dungeons and Dragons rules and settings. It was a magnificent time full of possibility.

Prentice Ash Has Been Unleashed

Greetings and salutations, welcome. There’s a term in movie production called development hell. It’s what Hollywood says when a film project gets held up and reworked for a long time. Directors or stars attach to a project and then drop out halfway. Someone doesn’t like a script and insists on a rewrite. Companies go bankrupt. […]


Dweltford is the capital of the Western Reach Duchy that was introduced in book 1 and book 2 will take place primarily in the town and its environs. So that folks will have a better sense of what’s happening, a map of will be included in the book. It will be sepia toned to match […]