The name of my new novel is currently Caged Animals. But naming a novel is a tricky business. I’ve come up with several other names over the past 2 years that I loved at first and then for one reason or another I fell out of love with them. However, I still like them all at least a little which makes it hard to know which one is the best. That’s where you come in. I would enjoy hearing your thoughts on which name(s) you like. Which one grabs you and makes you want to know what the book is … Continue reading Help Me Name My New Book!
Fawkes by Nadine Brandes is a historical tale that draws from real historic events and combines them with a magical element that is pure imagination. The result is an exciting coming-of-age story about a young man named Thomas Fawkes in a world full of magic. It’s set in Great Britain somewhere around the 1600s or 1700s. Thomas wants more than anything to be given a magical mask that can only be given to him by his father. When his father doesn’t arrive on the appointed day to give him his mask, Thomas sets out to find him. His search takes … Continue reading Fawkes – Book Review
Below is a piece of concept art I drew recently, depicting a scene from the novel that I am currently working on. The working title is Pet Planet, but I’m pretty sure that will be changed before publication. This new project is a complete change of direction for me. It’s a young adult novel that has nothing to do with Glazed Man or Rat Girl. I’m not ready to give any real details yet, as I’m still writing the rough draft. I don’t plan to do illustrations for this one, although I’m considering doing one or two. The illustration below … Continue reading Concept Art
When I read the story summary of Cinder, by Marissa Meyer, the premise was so out-of-this-world, I just had to read it. The best I can do to describe it is to say it’s a dystopian teen romance that involves robots and aliens and the plague, and oh by the way, it’s a re-telling of Cinderella. What I Liked – Marissa Meyer has a comfortable style of writing that kept me turning the pages. Her characters were all distinct, fully formed and easy to love or hate which ever the case may be. The main character, Cinder, is complex and extremely well … Continue reading CINDER – Review