Fiction Friday: Temptation (Eid al-Fitr Special)

My first novella, City of Kaiju, is finally out! Available through Amazon and Books2Read. You can see a preview of the very first chapter here. Help support a fresh new author with a fantastic read this summer.

To begin, I’m not someone who practices Islam. I wasn’t born under it and I barely know anything about it. But I do enjoy stories based around culture outside of the states (especially creative tales) so I figured I’d give this a go.

Today’s story is Temptation, by Karuna Riazi, narrated by Farah Naz Rishi. You can listen here. This is a very good tale about, what else, temptation. More specifically the desire to eat during a fasting period, which most religions are known for. The idea is to basically starve yourself (or give something up) for a set period, typically several hours to a full day.

For healthcare, this is normal. Being tied to religion, however, can have damaging consequences. So let’s get into it. Continue reading “Fiction Friday: Temptation (Eid al-Fitr Special)”

Fiction Friday: The Letter Mage

My first novella, City of Kaiju, is finally out! Available through Amazon and Books2Read. You can see a preview of the very first chapter here. Help support a fresh new author with a fantastic read this summer. Fiction Friday is a series where I talk about what I’ve been reading. Short Stories (and sometimes Novellas) are featured as in-between posts and the first Friday of … Continue reading Fiction Friday: The Letter Mage

June 2019 Status Update

My first novella, City of Kaiju, is finally out! Available through Amazon and Books2Read. You can see a preview of the very first chapter here. Help support a fresh new author with a fantastic read this spring season.

Legends of Eifalia Book One Progress

26 Chapters Total. Working on Post-Beta Draft.

Structure Draft Word Count: 58,364

Will resume soon.

 

The Daughter of Dragons Progress

Restarted Draft

Rough Draft: 11,152 words

Anticipated release: Late 2019

 

Short Story Anthology Progress

(Progress begins soon)

3 stories in the rough draft phase, totaling over 14,000 words

Anticipated release: TBA

It’s June 2019. Hope you’re working off those burgers and hot dogs and such. Continue reading “June 2019 Status Update”