The Black Raven

Nine Facts About Sea of Quills

One year ago, my second Black Raven collection Sea of Quills hit the shelves.  So in keeping with the tradition with Eleven Facts about Mountain of Daggers, I want to celebrate with a few bits of trivia about Ahren’s second collection. And being that there are nine stories, it deserves nine fun facts.
**Spoilers Below**
1:  Unlike most of […]

Eleven Facts About Mountain of Daggers

Today marks one year since Mountain of Daggers’ release.

I’ve written before about the journey it took for it to finally hit print, as well as the various inspirations. But in honor of Black Raven’s birthday, I wanted to share a few bits about my roguish hero. And because there are eleven stories, I figure […]

2015 in Review

This year has been incredible. In the 10 years since my first sale, 2015 was the first time I openly referred to myself as an author. Before that, it felt sort of weird, like I was some wanna-be pretending I was something that I wasn’t.  Even after Dämoren released in 2014, I was apprehensive about […]

Sea of Quills is on Audible

 Audiobook lovers can now find Sea of Quills on Audible, narrated by R.C. Bray.  While I haven’t finished my initial listen (I’m halfway through City Beneath the Kaisers right now), I can safely say that R.C. has done another fantastic job bringing Ahren to life.  It’s been ten years since I penned my first Black […]

Sea of Quills is Out

Once again, a lunar eclipse had heralded a book release. My second Black Raven collection, Sea of Quills is out on Kindle today. Other formats, including Audible, will be available shortly. Needless to say, I’m very excited. I want to thank Tim Marquitz, Joe Martin, and Jason Waltz for making this happen.

In honor of […]

Mountain of Daggers is on Audible

Mountain of Daggers is now available on Audible, narrated by R.C. Bray. Once again, R.C. has done a fantastic job.

I’ve said before how scary, yet exciting, it is to hear your story for the first time. Ahren has been with me for a long while, and getting to not only hear his voice, but […]

Interview at the RoundTable Podcast

The fine folks over at the RoundTable Podcast interviewed me for their “20 Minutes With…” series.  We discuss pulp fantasy, conflict characters, Dungeons & Dragons, travel, Star Trek, and much more.  I had a lot of fun talking the craft and shooting the breeze with co-hosts Dave Robison and Alasdair Stuart. 

You can check the […]

New Store and Some Free Fiction

For those that have been wanting a Tyenee Pendant from my Black Raven stories can find one on this site.  So far I only have the copper pendants.  Depending how they go, I’ll be expanding to Bronze, Silver, and the others.  I did have a few gold pendants made for myself and a few […]

Mountain of Daggers is Released

I am so very happy to announce that the first collection of Black Raven stories, Mountain of Daggers, has officially released. It’s currently available on Kindle, and other sites will have it soon.  Print editions will be appearing in 10 or so days.

Six years I’ve waited to say that. And it…felt…awesome.

Ahren has been my favorite […]

Story Inspirations -Venice

I’ve written before about how travel has inspired many of my story ideas.  Now that Mountain of Daggers is just about to arrive, I want to share how much Venice Italy has influenced it.  In fact, if wasn’t for Venice there would be no Black Raven series.  I’d originally written a single story, Birth […]