I’d better come clean at the very beginning. I write about a world called the Lands of Hope, and alright, sometimes I hype a blog-title to attract attention. Capeesh? So sue me.
But spin isn’t always a lie. Personally, I struggle with shopping nearly as much as I do against Despair, and I dare to believe you might find some relief for a few items on your list by giving the gift of Hope.
Here you can find links to my recent works as author and narrator, pulling in the various outlets where you can find them.
All the Tales of Hope
If you know someone who’s read one of my stories and would like to get them another, here’s a chrono-list:
The Book of Tales ⊕ (from earliest history to the Fourth Age, animal and hero tales told across the Lands- nice supplement with illustrations!)
Three Minutes to Midnight ⊕ (1992 ADR, a dark sword-and-sorcery novelette)
Judgement’s Tale (1995 ADR, epic fantasy novel that starts the new age moving)
The Eye of Kog (1995 ADR, conclusion to Judgement’s Tale)
The Plane of Dreams (2001 ADR, epic fantasy of the Tributarians)
Shards of Light ⊗(2002 ADR, heroic fantasy series set in Cryssigens)- available as a bundled set or individually. Either of the first two can stand alone quite well, for readers with little time to spare.
The Ring and the Flag
Shards of Light (finale)
The Test of Fire (2002 ADR, heroic fantasy demi-sequel to The Plane of Dreams)
⊕= Available as an e-book
⊗= Also available as audiobooks
With the exception of The Eye of Kog and the latter two books of the Shards of Light series, any of these tales can serve as an introduction to the Lands of Hope.
Zero-Patience Reader? Three Minutes to Midnight
Wants to Start at the Beginning? Judgement’s Tale
Needs a Quick Burst of Hope? The Ring and the Flag
Likes Something Different in a Hero? Fencing Reputation
A Just-Right Feast of Fantasy? The Test of Fire
Tales of Other Lands
I have also been privileged to narrate audiobooks for some fine indie colleagues, with quite a varied palate of adventure between them.
Gilbert M. Stack is the author (inter alia) of the incredible Legionnaire series about a kind of alternate-Rome where a loyal young tribune must struggle against politics at home and evil sorcery abroad to serve his empire and preserve his life.
Michael R. Mathias has penned many bestselling fantasy classics, including the gaslamp epic tale Fantastica, all of which are now available as audiobooks either separately or as a collection.
Debbie Bishop has crafted the tale War Eagles, based on a vision by Merian C. Cooper (the creator of King Kong), an Indiana-Jones era tale of lost Vikings, their heroic mounts, and the fight to stop a secret Nazi weapon at the outbreak of World War 2.