First Drafting

As I wait for the final beta-readers to get back to me before I send the manuscript off to Bothersome Words, I have begun work on book two. And wow, am I rusty! I completed the first draft of The Blood of the Spear back in 2010. If you are wondering what in the world…

WIP Origin

In 1985 I discovered Dragons of Autumn Twilight in the school library, I didn’t know anything about Dragonlance or D&D at the time, I had never heard of Tolkien or Feist or Eddings or Brooks. I saw this book, and it was a story about dragons and magic! I had to read it. Up until…

Review: The First of Shadows

The First of ShadowsThe Riven Realm Book OneBy Deck Matthews How do you kill a shadow? As a raging storm descends on the Blasted Coast, the crippled young rigger, Caleb Rusk, meets a stranger on the road. Little does he know that the encounter will pull him into a conflict that threatens everything he holds…

Review: The Melding Thief

The Melding Thief The Varkas Chronicles – Short Tales 2 By Deck Matthews Kelven Strall thought he’d left the life of thievery behind him. Now he’s dying. The black lung ravages his body, and with two young daughters to think of, he makes one last theft. Pursued by the hunters of the Stone Seat, he…