Not all fantasy books need maps but when you start creating a massive epic high fantasy world it helps... a lot. If you are creating your own world as opposed to basing your story on this planet, you cannot just cruise Google Earth or go retro, get your local maps out and check that one village is indeed south-west of another or that there is no unexpected mountain range … [Read more...] about The Art of High Fantasy Maps
Q. Walk me through the process with Asunder – which came first, the cover or the story? How did it evolve from there into the glorious double-whammy of art and writing that it is today? A. The story began March of 2014. I had been living temporarily in an artist loft in Lowertown, Saint Paul, Minnesota, for two months to participate in the bi-annual art crawl which had … [Read more...] about Author Interview: Liz Steinworth
Could you tell the readers a little bit about yourself? I write speculative fiction based on fantasy worlds filled with magic, intrigue and adventure. My writing spills into dark fantasy worlds of sword and sorcery, magic and mayhem. I also write very slowly, this five-minute interview actually took me over an hour! I live in Devon, England with a handful of teenagers, one … [Read more...] about 5 Minutes with P.J. Reed
Check out this time lapse video from E.S. Furlan from her youtube channel. E.S. Furlan is a very and multi talented artists/author who has some amazing works to share and am grateful for the opportunity to share her work here. Amazing … [Read more...] about Namifthii – Speedpaint by E.S. Furlan
I had a review posted today by a woman blogger and I think she likes it vanilla… which is slightly awkward. The review was positive, and I thank her for it as it mentioned good character building, great monsters, and world building but she was unhappy because the characters in my book appeared to have ‘odd relationships with one another.’ Yes, indeed they do. The … [Read more...] about How Do You Like It?