As I have discovered over and over again, most things take longer than it appeared during planning. That said, Orchids Ablaze is available now in paperback! A little behind my early April goal. but Amazon’s internal review is complete and it can be ordered online. Continue reading “Keeping Score 2020 v1.3”
Serenity Falls sits to the northeast of the Aurora District. Primarily east of Mount Kirby and Dovie Lake. Serenity Falls covers approximately 14,000 acres and is home for some of the wealthiest of Aurora City elite. There are several exclusive clubs in the area and various social events rotate through the most beautiful locations to be found in the area. Of particular interest are the Serenity Belle’s Ball and the Silver Regatta, both of which happen only once a year.
|Huntsman's Knob||Jason Edwin Powers||Argent Falls
|Fallenwood||Anton Zorya||The Shoppes of Serenity
|Stone Sisters Seminary||Cyreena Drakke||Old World Import Company
|BEAUTIFUL LOCATIONS||FINE DINING||HISTORIC LOCATIONS
|The Powers Estate||The Tatami Room||Stone Sisters Seminary
|Serenity Marina||Clarice's on the Lake||Greengallow Caves
|Dogwood Fields||Kirby's Mead and Fine Dining||Harcorte College
What a Weird World
Weird seems such a ….small word to describe what the world is going through. It’s been a long time since my last update and I apologize for that. A family medical emergency completed unrelated to the COVID-19 naturally popped up right in the middle of 60% of the world closing up shop. We’re on the other side of my personal emergency now, but I’m afraid to even contemplate how long it might be until we’re on the other side of this pandemic.
Barely ahead of nearly every location going into a lockdown of some form or another, I was fortunate enough to arrange for my first ever book signing for Orchids Ablaze! Unfortunately, well everyone knows the ‘unfortunately’ part… Originally scheduled for 2May as part of Free Comic Book Day, the book signing has been indefinitely postponed. A very selfish reason I admit for wanting this to be over quickly, but it’s certainly not the only reason. And that brings up the postponement of the 2019 Chanticleer International Book Awards (CIBAs) announcements. Very prudently, Chanticleer has pushed their author’s conference until the fall.
Continue reading “W + W + W”
I completed the initial submission for the paperback version of Orchids Ablaze! I’ve ordered an author proof to review before making it generally available. I added the graphic for CIBA Semifinalist to the cover and updated the back cover text as well.
Continue reading “New Horizons”
… and not just because the sun is shining down rather than raining!
Orchids Ablaze Book News
I’m excited that Orchids Ablaze has been selected by Chanticleer Reviews as a Semi-Finalist in the Paranormal Division! Of course I hoped I would end up at least in the semifinals, but it’s quite a different excitement to see it come true. I imagine I’m supposed to be blase and matter of fact about it. I’m not. Let’s just say I’m smiling a lot today. Reality will set in soon enough, but I’ll enjoy it for now.
Continue reading “A Bright Day”
From “The Constellation” (Fafnir Entertainment)
Every year is an exciting year in Aurora City. Each one brings new opportunities. Here are a few of Aurora City’s finest that took those opportunities this past year. You’ll see plenty of old favorites, so let’s kick it up a notch, Auroreans, and get some new blood pumping this year!
1. Orpheus Harmonics (OH!) – “Sound that’s powerful enough to wake the dead”
2. Aurora City Central Elevated Line (ACCEL) – “ACCELerate Your Life”
3. Alexis Athletic Attire (A3) – “All sizes, all shapes, all Alexis”
4. John Little Defense Designs (JLDD) – “A Little Defense goes a long way”
5. Gateway Port Authority (GPA) – “Making the grade every day”
1. Altwood – “The Shops at Kirby”
2. Serenity Falls – “Old World Import Company”
3. Lockeheart District – “2 Tall 4 U”
1. Serenity Falls – “Clarice’s on the Lake”
2. Eastside – “Rumbler’s Pies”
3. Aurora District – “The Cosmopolitan”
Top Live Tunes
1. Aurora District – “The Azure Room”
2. Lockeheart District – “The Eleven Club”
3. Aurora District – “Foxhounds”