Many people have asked me, “What is your target audience? What is the age range?” I’ve responded, “Adult. I deal with complex concepts, and most of my stories are centered around people.” Ian's Amazon Author Page And yet many of my plot implements and themes seem oddly childish. Not because I make them that way—and … Continue reading Am I a YA Author?
I love board games. They’re a huge part of who I am. I used to play complex board games with myself for hours on end, perfectly content (my win-loss ratio was impressive). I would even redesign board games—and sometimes I would just invent my own board game from scratch. Immersing myself in an in-depth strategy … Continue reading My Top 10 Board Games
Welcome guest author Kandi J Wyatt She tells truth in fantasy and blends Biblical retellings in unique settings and genres.
I love the characters in my books—even the so-called villains! As I write them, they come alive. I love their depth and subtleties. In Nick's short story you’ll find a glimpse of him during an important life event. I hope you're as intrigued with him as I am.
So what could possibly compel me to write a world full of mushrooms? Well, I love mushrooms. That’s a start. Then there’s the concept of purpose. Purpose is a big deal in life—it brings meaning and identity to us. It has to be supplied by external factors (like a deity), or it’s just a meaningless … Continue reading Why I Wrote Ayphae
Who are the murmuring mushrooms ... and what are they up to? Read this excerpt from Ayphae and see if you can guess the answer.
(By Nicole Vroon) When Ian and I first started walking down this road of self-publishing and marketing we had no idea what we were doing or the steps to take. We were naive and just thought hey, this is a good book if we slap it up on Amazon the people will come right? Oh … Continue reading 5 Reasons NOW is the Best Time to be an Author
I love the characters in my books—even the so-called villains! As I write them, they come alive. I love their depth and subtleties. In these short stories you’ll find a glimpse of each person during an important life event. I hope you're as intrigued with them as I am.
Today I grace you with more words that displease me. Beware, all who use these words—you might elicit a disapproving glare! As usual, it’s my pious pleasure and pedantic privilege to share those words with you now. Enjoy volume 2, plebes. Pulchritudinous • This word just means “physically beautiful.” But can you really see someone … Continue reading Words I Abhor – Vol 2
And so we return from Canada. Five days of intense vacation Bible school, listening ears and forged relationships. The kids were sad to see us go at the end, and the feeling was mutual. I felt more confident this year than in previous trips. The Cree native village where Nicole and I ministered—Stanley Mission—usually has … Continue reading Mission to Canada – we’re back!