Finding Growth Through Stories

My current work in process is currently going through the editorial process in preparation for me to upload it to Amazon by the end of April. If I need to make a lot of changes, it could delay that a little. But I have really worked to make this book better than the last book.

Like many other things in life, I improve through doing it. One thing I have noticed over the last year as I have written new stories is the way developing the characters has caused me to really watch people I interact with. I’ve gained some greater understanding of what drives some people.

Beyond what I have written, I have also found myself reading books at a voracious pace. I’ve always been a good reader, but I’ve increased that pace, filling little bits of time every day. With so many good characters and books out there, I find myself comparing the characters reactions to their challenges to the way I react to challenges.

Stories are great ways to experience others’ challenges. As I read and create stories, I’m calmer. I’ve gained a little more understanding of people, just because I have taken the time to think about their driving motives. I’ve grown as I have focused on improving my writing and understanding people, and I’m not done yet.

Check out some of my books on Amazon.

My fantasy, A Map, a Mage, and a Sacrifice, is set in a world with limited technology, but where sacrifice is a necessary element to magical power. The greater the pain and suffering, the greater the magical power generated. The few mages in power use voluntary sacrifice of the citizens to generate power they use to protect and defend the empire. But their rule may be coming to a close.

Malignance, my third book in my time travel series that began with Resonance and Dissonance, is on Amazon as a kindle and a paperback. That was a fun series to write, and for now, it is completed. I have also placed all three books from that series into one volume titled The Machina of Time.

If you’re looking for a science fiction story, try my book The Promise of Dust, which takes place in a cloud city floating in the atmosphere of Venus. Or Progenitor’s Legacy: Deceit, which takes place many years in the future on a tidally locked world that orbits a red dwarf and has been reached by humanity in their search for the alien progenitors who seeded the galaxy with nano machines.

If a young adult science fiction is more to your liking, check out my series This New Earth, that starts with Demons of a Dead World and Secrets of a Dead World.

If you are looking for a young adult fantasy, check out my book The Threads Unbound.

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