The Time-Warp Solstice Story

Update! A Guild of Ornamental Hermits Solstice is now available for free via Kindle Unlimited! And here's the video I just made as a teaser for this story: https://videopress.com/v/E7wFnHw6?resizeToParent=true&cover=true&preloadContent=metadata&useAverageColor=true Enjoy this short video! Original Post: My publisher encouraged me to write a short story with a seasonal theme (as in Winter seasonal). I have called…

You Need a Scorecard to Keep Track…

Joe Hillstrom Sidley Croom Joe and Sidley are on again, off again lovers. Artwork via HeroForge.com. Oyster Olson Babe Bump Tomma Bedlam Three of the main characters. Artwork via HeroForge.com. Here is a list of some of the relationship configurations involving the characters in The Guild of Ornamental Hermits fantasy series. Check out our characters…

Why a Tale of “Mid-Life Magic?”

I grew up reading fairy tales and fantasy fiction. I always wanted to see myself as one of the characters in whatever I was reading and/or have that character's abilities. Childhood examples include: Captain Nemo in 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (for having the coolest submarine and for being disgusted with humanity); Doctor Doolittle (for being…

“Hermitville in Hawai’i” – A Subtext of Spiritual Settler/Colonialism in Occupied Lands

Hawai'i nei (beloved Hawai'i) has struggled with many, many forms of invasion over the last few hundred years - people, invasive species, political, military, economic, spiritual, and so on. The results have not been happy or sustainable for either the islands themselves or for the original people, the Kanaka Maoli. This blog is not going…