Character Profiles: Adon the Vizier

He was born on the shores of the Kimituru, the river that was the lifeblood of Amratia and Kerma, the only son of a fisherman. His mother bore other children but disease and the harsh life along the river had taken them. He never met his siblings. He was the last to be born, and the only to survive.

Like his father, he had bronze skin, dark hair, and dark eyes.

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Late Christmas Present to “Firedancer” Readers: the Prologue of “Snake Charmer”

Warning: for some this may be considered a “spoiler.”  I would suggest that, at the most, it may confirm some suspicions a few readers had.

For that reason it is in .PDF format – you can read it if you choose by simply clicking on the link.

Enjoy 🙂

Prologue – Erishkigal and Nergal

“The Shifting Sands” Rough Draft Complete

It was 19 days ago that I completed the NaNoWriMo challenge: 50,000 words in 30 days.  I took a break from my NaNoWriMo book, “The Shifting Sands”, then to focus on other things.

Well, 11,000 words later the rough draft of the book is finished.  Tomorrow I will begin rewrites and such.

I’m excited and scared by this one: I think it is honest, but it may be too honest.  It was a story that couldn’t be written without getting too deep into parts of me I’d rather not have surface.

We’ll see!

A Long Overdue Update

With my father getting out of the hospital (hooray!  He went from “No hope for survival” to “Go home” in a month!), finals, and preparation for the holidays I have not been very diligent in my writing or my updating this blog or my Facebook page.  This had led to some pleasant surprises.

I have done fairly well in Kindle sales of “Firedancer: Book I of The Serpent’s Song” even without the advertising.  It is moving on it’s own.  And the majority of referrers (55%) have been from Facebook: meaning that people who have the book and have read it are telling others to do the same.  That is the best kind of promotion out there!  Word of mouth means you have something that people are enjoying.

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