These Books Are Dedicated to the Ones I Love

Books can be like valentines. The dedications and acknowledgments show that you care and appreciate certain people enough to acknowledge them in your most precious creative efforts. Here I share the dedications for all four books in my urban fantasy series. John Albert Suter Brennan "Dedicated with love to my children. And to the memories…

Showing Off the Book Covers

The 2nd Book The 3rd Book The 4th Book, Work in Progress, 3/4 done The 1st Book, coming soon! Yes, I am plastering these covers all over my website and other social media, but oh my! I am so pleased with them! The cover design is by Frankie Pauncevolt Hill at Digital Parchement Services and…

The Mysterious Book of Moons

For the human "Hermits," The Book of Moons is their first encounter with a form of magic. Ginger Croom, Hermitville's founder, has entrusted shy Oyster Olson with her copy of this strange text, shortly before her death. As he shares it with Babe Bump, the two of them begin to suspect a connection between Ginger's…

The Guild’s Most Romantic Pairings

Oyster and Babe on a special day. Tomma and Parsifal. L: Oyster and Babe Bump: "It's complicated, but we wouldn't change a thing!" R: Tomma on Parsifal: "He really gets me!" Professor Almond and Loki Fantur Nen and Artanaro Nar L. The lucious Professor Almond with the utterly lucious Loki Laufeyjarson. R. Fantur Nen and…

Faces of Tomma

I've run the HeroForge.com portraits through a profile picture program. Really interesting results! Here are several ways of creating Tomma Bedlam's portrait. Tomma is non-binary, so to see zir feminized more in some renderings than others is really interesting. The above two sets show Tomma dressed in ritual clothing, Elf-style. This set shows Tomma in…

Life in Hermitville

What's it like to live in a quirky, funky, queer-abundant, intentional community in the middle of a lush, tangled jungle? Well, for the "Hermits" of Hermitville, life is usually pretty good--play music, garden, take care of the goats and chickens, play music, make jam, sell at the Maku'u Farmers Market, garden some more, cultivate a…

Life Among the “Punatics”

Context and history The original inhabitants of the islands of Hawai'i were and still are the Kanaka Maoli (also known as Kanaka ‘Ōiwi)--aboriginal people who are styled "Native Hawaiians" by the occupying U.S. "state" and federal governments. This term is also in common use, though not everyone understands its political and social implications (and I…

The Cosmic Soccer Mom, Mal-i-Bu Bar-Bee

In The Guild of Ornamental Hermits, the Elsewherian known only as The Lawyer™ is a secret devotee of "the Cosmic Soccer Mom," the dreaded (yet sometimes strangely merciful) multi-dimensional goddess, Mal-i-Bu Bar-Bee. The Lawyer™ is startled to find representations of his beloved goddess in toy store windows on Earth, and understands that these supposed children's…