Lust and Binary are nominated for a Watty Award !

Both of my novels Lust (Favor of Ares 1) and Binary (Clockwork Knights 1) are eligible for the Watty Awards. Both of them will be competing in the mystery/thriller category.

“The Watty Awards are Wattpad’s annual celebration of the electrifying, visionary, diverse voices that choose to share their stories on Wattpad every year”

Both of my novels had word counts of 10,000 or more and were published on Wattpad the previous year.

I don’t expect to win only because its the second draft of Lust and the rough draft of Binary that were eligible, but it’s still exciting because I finished two novels. I wanted to take the time to thank all my readers and supporters !!!

Wish me luck!

 

Read the novels here

Favor of Ares Update

So, this post will officially start my journal for the fifth draft of my novel series Favor of Ares. The debut novel is called Lust.  I just wanted to explain the concept in hopes of enticing you to keep up with me and my baby.

First of all this project is over a decade old as far as being a superhero product. I didn’t get serious about writing it until 2008 and it’s been through tons of rewrites in both prose, art, and product.

So what am I making now? I decided to merge my love of drawing with writing to make what is called a Ranobe. Ranobe is the western term for light novel in Japan. These novels, usually geared at young adults, are novels that contain a few pages of manga type art.  The best examples I can think of are the Harry Potter series and Game of Thrones which are both novels, but now have illustrated editions.

Basically I will be creating illustrated edition novels with my own art style which I hope breaks open the market for original English light novels.

In Japan light novels have been adapted into anime and manga.Again for those who aren’t familiar that means the novels were adapted into a cartoon and a comic book. That is the goal of my novel series. Now for my older audience I will also publish a non-art edition (a regular prose). For those who just like the art, I will have an art book.

Now as far as why am I making it? I will list, rather than write it out

-I love drawing, but making an actual comic is out of my skillset. I’m more of a poster, splash art, kind of artist at this stage of my illustration career. Maybe one day I will have the patience to do a comic book on my own.

-I love manga/comic books and anime/cartoons both Japanese/Western versions.This medium allows me to do the art and story.

-Superheroes are my passion and I feel they are not enough superhero novels with the exceptions of comic book adaptations.

-Stan Lee is the motivation behind my passion. Nuff said.

-I always wanted to write a mystery using Greek Mythology.

That ends today’s journal for Favor of Ares. Please check out the ongoing novel by clicking here.

 

Favor of Ares, True Victory, and Blood Matters updates: Prologues, concept sketches, & more !!!

Put up some concept sketches and production sketches for Favor of Ares.  Story wise I worked on explaining the differences between ghosts and mortal psychics.  I’m really excited about the story since my friends seem to like it and I trust them.  I’m using Writer’s Digest in helping me with dialogue.  In fact Chapter one sounds so much better.  I will be posting Chapter one Monday after making some more changes.

Go to To see the sketches.

True Victory

I posted the rough draft of the prologue for True Victory: Genesis. There is also a concept sketch of Devin Stewart wielding his giant battle axe. See them at

BLOOD MATTERS

Posted the rough draft of an excerpt for Blood Matters: Pilgrims & Savages. You can see it at

Remember that each series has Facebook and Tumblr accounts. Favor of Ares also has a twitter which can be found on their respective pages.