The new “Author Spotlight’ page is live! During the past few weeks I have been connecting with authors all over the world via WordPress, Facebook and LinkedIn. It has opened a whole new universe for me, and as such I would like to celebrate by sharing these wonderful, creative writers with you and what it is that … More Announcement: Author Spotlight on Celenic Earth
I recall when I was a young pluviophile teenager, listening with joy to the rain outside my window and obtaining the serene peace of mind that is so hard to find in the buzz of the city life these days. The effect of the rain on me is not so much different today, I still love … More How responsibility changed my view of life
I’ve often wondered how many others like me have monitored their blog stats after a hard day’s work and wondered why there have been so little visitors and views, especially when you have linked your site to every possible social media available to you. For instance, on LinkedIn I have 172 connections as of today, … More Look forward to the advice you will give one day – enjoy the journey
What a lovely way to end a holiday away up north to attend a fantastic wedding – by finishing the work needed on the final drafts of the Celenic Earth Chronicles. Now my publisher just needs to complete the final touches, and thereafter I should be able to announce the release of the epic fantasy trilogy … More A thought on writing styles and planning
Another frequent question I still get when discussing my novels is how long it took me to write the books. If I had timed each time I sat down to work on the novels, I would have liked the answer a little more as I could more accurately calculate the man-hours it took. Be that … More How long does it take to write a novel?
There are a very few people, maybe less than a handful, that know when and how Shadowolf came to be in my life, and how “Shado” became my nickname in my teen and adolescent years. I must apologise to those few, as I only gave you the origin and not every occasion that made it … More How Celenic Earth came to be: the start of an author’s journey
In my experience as an author there are always the same set of questions that we seem to get asked, whether it is at an interview, a book launch, from friends or from family. One of the most frequent questions is how I got started. What set me on the path to wanting to become … More My desire to become an author
I am aware of the fact that not everyone loves Horror. Therefore, my current and future fantasy readers may not be all that open to me moving towards a horror genre that is very dark in comparison to my Celenic Earth Chronicles. Have no fear though. As I work on the Silent Hill novels, I … More The DreamWeaver Saga
I have received my first draft copies of the Celenic Earth Chronicles to work through. They look so amazing in person, fresh in the hand and so very shiny. I don’t know how, but somehow African Publishers has compiled and printed these in such a way that I can’t believe I wrote them. They look … More The Celenic Earth Chronicles have arrived!
As I await the arrival of my first copies of the Celenic Earth Chronicles, planning my marketing strategies and arranging distribution agreements, my work on Silent Hill 1 begins. Last night I spent some time developing the plot through each chapter and scene, while throwing in some interesting tidbits on another arc which has wormed its … More The only multitasking skill I do have
After having some discussion regarding my novels with peers and readers, it has come to my attention that there is a strong desire for some extracts from my novels to give them an idea of what’s inside. I’ve considered this and decided that this is a great idea and an innovative way to give future … More Announcement: Update to novel pages – Excerpts
While I am currently working on marketing and planning for the launch of my Shadowolf novels, I am also busy with my first novel in the Silent Hill (SH) series. Since I received permission from Ster-Kinekor Entertainment, who owns the rights on behalf of Konami in South Africa, to write my own novel based on … More Welcome to Silent Hill
I can quite easily recall the initial period of being published: having your work sent out to the world and anxiously awaiting the quarterly reports on sales. I remember receiving my reports from my former publisher and being informed that hardly any books were being sold. It only made me feel slightly despondent, since I … More Reviews you find after 8 years of being published…