• Writing

    Skyrim, Medieval Woodworking, and Izbas

    I’ve begun work on the first story in my book-length collection set in the world of “The Road to Fjallmark”, and I wanted to share both a brief synopsis and a glimpse of what is going into the project. With a working title of “The Woodworker’s Guest”, this piece tells the story of a young, talented woodworker who had a perfect life – a great business, friends, beautiful wife, young son – and lost it all in a fire. Now isolated and alone and struggling with grief, he may find hope and healing when a magical, unexpected visitor shows up in his home. As I work on this story, I’m…

  • Writing

    Crave a trip to Skyrim? Journey with me on “The Road to Fjallmark”

    I had been working on an action packed sword and sorcery story when I came across a call for submissions for a new magazine called Wyngraf. Its focus is on something they call “cozy fantasy.” As stated on their website, “Wyngraf was founded to promote and encourage fantasy stories that focus on the little things: friends, family, home, travel. Our authors create worlds that readers get lost in… and dream of someday visiting.” I didn’t have anything previously written or in the works that would fit, so I figured I’d just keep it in mind for another time. But I am all about cozy. I love to browse the CozyPlaces subreddit.…