Not a Van Down by the River, but It’ll Do

Two years ago, my family decided to turn our lives upside down. We'd been living in suburban bliss for thirteen years. But somewhere along the way that bliss became an anesthesia. I'm restless by nature (see my resume...) but not impulsive. Every new direction I've pursued has been made with careful consideration and often for … Continue reading Not a Van Down by the River, but It’ll Do

New and Improved! Less Corporate Skimming!

As always, I've been wrestling with how to approach the online side of this author gig. Lately, the eBook market has undergone a fundamental shift. Most of these changes I've been watching approach like a distant train. All of them make me uncomfortable as an individual creative professional trying to make a living. Amazon seems … Continue reading New and Improved! Less Corporate Skimming!

Chat With Russ Linton This Weekend – Plus Superhero Stories!

Want to talk fantasy with me? This weekend myself and twenty other fantasy authors will be taking over Kevin Potter's Facebook Page. We've formed a fellowship of sorts. Originally, there were nineteen of us with works forged by elven smiths. Naturally, a twentieth (ahem) had to come along and try to take over. I'm going to have to … Continue reading Chat With Russ Linton This Weekend – Plus Superhero Stories!

Subverting Genres One Bug at a Time

One thing I hoped to do with the saga was subvert the normal genre conventions like with my Crimson Son Universe superhero series. Tweak those expectations traditional publishers have drilled into you. It's a risk for sure, but I wouldn't be publishing independently if I wasn't willing to take them.

Wake of Alshasra’a has launched!

Now available at Amazon and all other major retailers! We're up and running with the Wake of Alshasra'a launch and I wanted to share some of the wonderful reviews that have shown up on the web or landed in my inbox (please, feel free to share these far and wide!) This author has sketched out … Continue reading Wake of Alshasra’a has launched!

The thrilling conclusion of the Stormblade Saga available tomorrow!

But really, this is still a tale about a lost soul trying to find his way. Anybody who has ever felt awkward or out of place or is just plain different, will understand. Then again, we're all unique, some of us just hide it better than others. And some have no choice.

Fiction in a Post-Truth World

We're trapped, living our own fictions. We've ensconced ourselves in little cloistered worlds which confirm only what we want to believe. Used to be that only happened in church and then you left that sacred space and had to confront the real world, returning weekly to reaffirm faith. Now, it's a full time preoccupation.