If your book, fantasy or historical novel, requires combat using edged weapons, a good book to start research with is Medieval Combat, A fifteenth-Century Manual of Swordfighting and Close-Quarter Combat by Hans Talhoffer translated and edited by Mark Rector.
A fellow member of Virginia Writers Club has just released a new book. See her release below. (FYI: VWC celebrated its 100 year anniversary last year.) Author Katherine Gotthardt Says, "Get Happy, Dammit" Bristow, Virginia writer and poet Katherine Gotthardt, M.Ed. recently announced her eighth book, Get Happy, Dammit – Staying Inspired and Motivated in … Continue reading New Book
Fantasy Map Making by Jesper Schmidt
Star Kingdom series by Lindsay Buroker
So…the plan was to revise my website this summer and start Spire II in Sept. (Slight pause so you can snicker at my believing in plans, or rather the successful execution thereof without life getting in the way.) None of my plans included my father breaking his hip. So instead of revising my website this … Continue reading Best Laid Plans
Ghost Mountain Wolf Shifters series by Audrey Faye.
The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison
Spire, which I thought was a trilogy, turned into a duology. The first book finishes with most current issues settled. Yet to come—can/should Mynar fix magic. And what about the black cats. Before starting the next book, I’m going to take some time to tweak the website and clean up a few things. During this … Continue reading What’s Next
The wedding was perfect, or so everyone tells me. All I remember is feeling beautiful in my pearl covered dress and gossamer veil, and not being able to take my eyes off Alan, in deep blue that matched his eyes and emphasized his golden hair—just like a prince out of a lore tale I thought, … Continue reading Spire: Epilogue
(Click for links to previous chapters.) Jes and I lean against the edges of the crenellation staring at the falling snow, huge wet flakes which melt immediately when they land on the stone of the castle walls or the cobblestones of the street. I don't worry about Canor or Flower, this is just an early … Continue reading Spire: Chapter 104