Most Anticipated of 2019

And then there’s the other tradition I love at the end of the year; what has me most excited for the coming year! I’ve been hyping it for months that 2019 will be an absolute homerun for movies, video games, and tv. It’s going to be jammed packed with awesome releases, too many to count for each category! Here’s what I’m most looking forward to in the coming year.

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Best of 2018

Ah, one of my favorite traditions. Something that ensures I come back to this page at the end of every year. 2018 was another fun one in the realm of pop culture, with some of the highest highs I can remember in recent memory. As always, I took in a lot of pop culture this year, so here’s what stood out to me to the most.

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A Gleaming Path Excerpt – A Night in the Arid Reaches

My very helpful proofreaders and I are currently in the process of editing the manuscript for Book 2 in The Legend of Light, A Gleaming Path. I can’t put an exact date on a publication at this point, but we are very much well on our way to finishing this, and I can confidently say that we will see a print version sooner rather than later.

As we creep closer to that inevitable release, I’m here to continue offering glimpses into the story with exclusive excerpts straight from the manuscript. Two major additions to the story in A Gleaming Path are featured here. In this middle entry to The Legend of Light trilogy, readers will get to know more of the mysterious, reclusive Aesur people, who live on the highest peaks in the Tower Mountains, and have developed a form of magic called Airtaming, where they manipulate the winds and air currents to their whim. One of those Aesur in the spotlight is Elisstriss, Dayneth’s younger sister, who is one of the mightiest Airtamers of them all.

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A Gleaming Path Excerpt – Those Who Call The Ocean Home

Earlier this year, The Legend of Light kicked off its adventure with the opening volume, The Echoes of Light. This is a young adult, high fantasy trilogy that any fan of such series like The Legend of Zelda, Shannara, Earthsea, and The Chronicles of Narnia should enjoy, one filled with magic, myths, monsters, and loads of action.

A reawakened terror swept across the kingdom of Tordale in Book One, forcing our heroes like the young swordsman, Alamor, and the princess of the kingdom, Raissa Hokara, into action. After obtaining the sacred vessel of magic known as the Radia of Gallantry, Alamor, Raissa, and their companions still have a long journey ahead of them, one which will take them across the oceans surrounding Tordale, and into the perilous desert, the Arid Reaches. Both Alamor and Raissa will continue to develop their understanding of the supreme power they wield, while facing some of Tordale’s bloodiest secrets.

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Interview with Armand Baltazar: Author of Timeless – Diego and the Rangers of the Vastlantic

I’ve interviewed my fair share of authors, artists, athletes, professional wrestlers, and actors throughout the years, but this was a special one for me. I read Timeless – Diego and the Rangers of the Vastlantic earlier this year and simply adored it, so much so that I can comfortably say it’s my favorite book that I’ve read in many years. The host of vivid, detailed illustrations that gave us looks into the story’s unique world of fantasy, scifi, and steampunk elements helped make it one of the most unique artistic endeavors that I’ve ever enjoyed.

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Interview with Author Isaac Hooke

I’ve always been passionate for writing my own stories because I love the escapism of fiction. I’m an avid reader of comics and literature, I spend many hours playing video games, I’ve watched Lord knows how many animes, I often make multiple trips to the movie theater every month — I just plain love storytelling and everything that goes with it.

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From Sketch to Cover – The Echoes of Light Artwork

One of the most enjoyable experiences I’ve had in putting together The Legend of Light trilogy didn’t have anything to do with writing, or even the story, itself. Collaborating with my cover artist, Pam Hage, was the kind of work I’ve dreamed of doing since I was a little kid watching behind-the-scenes featurettes on DVD extras for such films like Star Wars and The Lord of the Rings, seeing how concept art builds the eventual imagery that audiences see.

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