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History of The Dragon, Part 2

Hi, folks. I’m late again. I’m afraid that’s going to be the rule rather than the exception while I approach the deadline for Red Wolf Rising. I’m committed to getting the third Red Wolf novel out this Spring, so that’s where my priorities lie until then. Thanks for your patience. In trying to make the most of my writing time, the historical narrative I’m currently posting serves a dual purpose. The story of The Dragon (aka Pieter, aka Dr. Nigel Petros) provides insightful background material for the Red Wolf saga and readers may find it interesting taking that knowledge into the next two books, Red Wolf Rising and Rivers of Red . But I’m also trying to establish a stronger foundation for the next planned series (the Half Human saga), which is centered around Pieter’s quest to reunite with his kind and perhaps reclaim his crown. But first… What I’m Currently Reading… I finally finished Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child’s Brimstone . To be honest, I got a little tired of

History of The Dragon, Part 1

Hi, folks. This week’s post is a little late, so I’ll apologize to the dozen or so loyal readers of this blog. I’ve had to literally drag myself online the lately for the simple fact that I’m so immersed in finishing up Red Wolf Rising. The third novel in the Red Wolf saga is coming along nicely and I’m excited about how the various characters and their stories are falling in line. Since the last several weeks were spent sharing an excerpt of Claire’s last visit to The Dragon, and since readers have expressed an interest in the dragons of the Red Wolf universe in general, I thought I’d share some background of the one who originated the Prophecy of the Red Wolf. I meant this to be a character profile. But dragons are such enigmatic creatures. What follows is more of a history lesson. I’m not sure how much insight it provides into Pieter’s true character. I gave it my best shot. But first… What I’m Currently Reading… … is (still) Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child’s Brim

Claire Visits The Dragon, Part 4

Hi, folks. Had enough to eat yet? Yeah, this is my favorite time of year, the Thanksgiving holiday season here in the United States. It’s all about feasting and… (Well, okay, it’s actually supposed to be about giving thanks, but…) It’s a time when we loosen our belts and eat as much as we possibly can. I love it. Unfortunately, I just joined Weight Watchers. I know. It’s an insane time of year to start that, but my employer is supplementing a group at work in an effort to support a healthy lifestyle, so what are you gonna do? So it’s been feasting for everyone else and famine for me. Oh, well. Thank god for my writing. I’m taking out my frustrations on my characters. Someone’s going to pay for this, and it ain’t gonna be pretty. But that’s another story. This week’s blog wraps up Claire’s visit to the Dragon, part of the back story of Clifford and Claire that will be told in the upcoming Red Wolf Rising, slated for publication in the spring of 2014. But first… What I’

Claire Visits The Dragon, Part 3

Hi, folks. I missed you guys last week while I was a bit under the weather. But, I’m back now, none the worse for wear, and ready to continue with Claire Deerfoot’s last visit to The Dragon. But first, let’s check the old TBR list… What I’m Currently Reading… …is nothing. Well, not nothing. I’ve been reading over my first novel, The Draculata Nest, in preparation for a re-edit, which may include an additional story line and even a re-release under a different title. At any rate, I don’t know if that counts as reading. (I did enjoy it, though. It’s a good book. J ) I finished   Devyn Dawson’s The Legacy of Kilkenny . I’m only giving it three stars. I honestly liked the story, its characters and pace, but I can’t recommend it due to some major flaws, all of which could have been corrected with a bit of editing. The novel is written from the first person, present tense, point of view. So (so, so, sooooo) many writers are using this POV these days. It has to be dif