Tag: Through Shade and Shadow

a new look for a new book

You may have noticed some redecorating has happened! The new book has a cover, as you can see.  Right now everything is getting set up for pre-orders and I’ll post to let you know when that happens. In the meantime, let me know what you think of the cover and if you are a book

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introducing Bryan Wagner

Bryan Wagner is a part of Alaric’s clan, a close friend of Alaric’s father.  He has been a part of Alaric’s life for a long time.  As the story opens, Bryan is in his late thirties and with Alaric serves as one of Anson Lambrecht’s Keepers. Bryan was raised with more formal training than many

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the five tribes of man

Underlying a lot of the story in the Shades and Shadows universe, is the history of the tribes, most of which has been lost or diluted or re-written.  Each tribe has an inherent “gift” that sets them apart, which is ultimately the cause for the division among them. Human beings, as a rule, are wary of things

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Introducing the 8th Battalion

Okay, the 8th battalion isn’t an individual character, but throughout Through Shade and Shadow, it acts as one.  It isn’t clear from the start if it is merely a name latched onto by disjointed groups that makes it seem like a huge, nationwide organization, or if all of those groups are actually one. The 8th Battalion

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where did THAT come from?

As an author, one of the things I’m often asked is “how did you think of that” or “where did that idea come from” and to be fair, most of the time I’m not completely sure myself.  I get inspired by many, many different things all the time.  And that inspiration gets filed away until

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Introducing Alaric Lambrecht

Alaric Lambrecht is the second main character in Through Shade and Shadow. As the story opens, Alaric is twenty four years old and he has had a pretty charmed life.  His parents are not wealthy, but they are upper middle class.  He’s never wanted for anything. At seventeen, his father tapped him to be one of

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a window into ourselves

Through Shade and Shadow is set in an America not very different than the one I live in.  Well, maybe a little closer to America circa 2015.  As the book opens in the spring, the political climate is already a little tense, with those who want to claim the Republican party nomination for president already

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Introducing Mason Jerah

When we first meet Mason Jerah, he is just turning eighteen and watching his grandmother die.  He has lived his entire life separate from modern society, but for what he can see on television. His interaction with the outside world has mostly been with the people in the nearest town.  He has been alone with

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where the edit starts

It is always a weird transition for me, going from the writing/self-editing phase into working through the edits suggested by someone other than me who has read the manuscript.  I genuinely love the notes that show confusion, because they give me a chance to see the story from a different perspective. Obviously the passage made

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