Lord of the Rings

The Cracking of Civilizations

  Today, in 1789, the peasants of Paris stormed the Bastille, triggering a major historical event, The French Revolution. The consequences and effects of the French Revolution can be tracked through history — the American Revolution and the United States’ Constitution were built upon the ideas and concepts that emerged from the Revolution. The idea

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Hooked on Classics

Why did I become a writer?  The short answer:  Lord of the Rings and Star Wars. Which is a pretty cliched reason for a speculative fiction author, but it’s utterly true.  Here’s the twist, though:  I was introduced to both story worlds in the same six month period. Phew! It was a watershed year, for

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