I listen to them. I watch them on TV, videos, or movies. I read them.
And I write them.
I’ve written almost every kind of story there is. Mystery, romance, confession, science fiction, fantasy, paranormal, horror, and every other kind I can think of and garnered a couple prizes and ‘best-selling’ author designations along the way.
I’ve written short stories, novellas, and novels.
In the process I’ve learned that my favorite stories are science fiction and paranormal. Preferably the two combined.
My stories are always clean, they are always either contemporary or near future, they always have at least a slight romantic element, and they always end happily. Always. Guaaranteed. (Okay, two short stories, ‘The River Boy’ and ‘Down From The Mountain’ have endings that might not be considered completely happy. Maybe just somewhat happy. You decide.)
Check out the covers below and see what you think. And have a happy, happy day.
MOST RECENT: PUBLISHED OR WILL BE PUBLISHED SOON
What should the first chapter of my fantasy novel contain?
It should contain what the first chapter of what every novel should contain: the seeds of the conclusion.
It’s sometimes called the ‘author’s promise’ to the reader that they are about to read a book that will conclude with the solution to the problem that the beginning posited. That brings the beginning of the story to the end of the story. That brings the seed of that story to fruition.
Those seeds don’t have to give away what that conclusion is about. Whether it’s a good ending or bad. Just that’s the conclusion justifies the beginning.