Fall 2020 Update

It has been quite the year, to say the least. Like any person in the world, my daily life has experienced some form of impact from the Covid-19 pandemic, although I am extremely thankful to say that my loved ones and I have all remained happy and healthy during this time.

The world certainly slowed down during 2020, and I have done my best to make the most of this period while life is far more quiet than normal. I had plenty of time at home earlier in the year while I was only working a day or two a week, which gave me lots of opportunity to write and draw. If I wasn’t leaving the house anywhere near as much as before, I was going to make good use of the downtime and stay productive.

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New editorials, excerpts, and more

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I made a few minor updates to the various pages on the site here. My free time has definitely opened up dramatically since completing work on The Legend of Light trilogy. I must thank everyone, again, for their support as I wrote that series. I am incredibly grateful for the wonderful fans who have read the books and immersed themselves in the world of Tordale.

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Most Anticipated of 2020

I went into 2019 eagerly anticipating several movies, games, and television shows–remarkably, I think there’s even more in 2020 that I’m now looking forward to. I’m going to be a busy man this year with how many times I expect to visit the movie theater, or how many books and comics I plan to read, or how many video games I know I’ll be sitting down day one to start playing. Here is the movie, novel, television show, comic, video game, and sporting event I’m most excited for in 2020.

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Best of 2019

The new year is here, and I’m a tad late getting this piece out, but there was no way I would miss it altogether. At the end of every year I love to look back on all of the entertainment I took in, naming my favorite production or event of several different mediums. Below you’ll find what my personal favorite movie, novel, television show, comic, video game, and sporting event of 2019.

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Radiant Fate Excerpt — In The Company Of The Rockclaw Tribe

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Cover art for Book 3, Radiant Fate

After many years of work, my time writing The Legend of Light trilogy is nearing its end. Myself and my amazing team of proofreaders are deep into the editing process on the final book’s manuscript, which I completed the first draft of earlier this year. Book 3, Radiant Fate, is coming together nicely, and while I cannot provide a guaranteed release date at this moment, I am fairly confident that it will debut sometime in December. As with the other books in the series, it be available on Amazon in print and Kindle format.

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The Influence of Kaiju, and Other Giant Monsters On The Legend of Light

I’ve been a giant monster fanboy for a very long time, just about all of my life. I can still can remember that day I was walking through a Toys R Us store as a three-year-old with my parents, and my eyes were eventually drawn to a VHS copy of King Kong vs. Godzilla. When I watched it with my family back home later that night, and we watched Godzilla’s introduction where he emerges triumphantly from an iceberg, it was love at first sight.

Something about that big, atomic fire breathing lizard just resonated with me as a youngster. Kong was pretty cool to me, too, as were so many of the other giant monsters I would go on to see in films and television, primarily those of the Japanese variety (Kaiju). They came in such a wide array of sizes, shapes, colors, abilities, and personalities, but all fearsome and awe inspiring in their own unique ways. I didn’t really follow superheroes or DC/Marvel comics until my high school years, so as a kid I didn’t have much interest in Batman, Superman, Spider-Man, or Wonder Woman―my heroes were Godzilla, Kong, Gamera, and Mothra.

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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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