Posts by Christian A. Brown

Time to Say Goodbye

June 3, 2018, by Christian A. Brown

It’s official: the house has been sold and the keys to our home for the last nine years pass into the excited hands of their new occupants on July 12th. Worry not, the draft is 100 pages from complete so that shouldn’t interfere with the timetable for…

Zioch, City of Gold

May 27, 2018, by Christian A. Brown

During my drafting this week, I came across this little gem of an excerpt that I wanted to share with you. Don’t worry about me spoiling the feast before it arrives, either, FoD 1/2 are each larger than Chaos—so book off a good week to read! Anyway, wh…

Secondary Tidings

May 20, 2018, by Christian A. Brown

I’m sure everyone is still abuzz about the Royal Wedding, and I expect that to dominate news-cycles for many, many days to come (it was really lovely!). I won’t keep you long today. Still, after last week’s teaser excerpt, I had four separate inquiries…

For the Moms

May 13, 2018, by Christian A. Brown

Over 60% of my readership is female. One of my first editorial critiques (pre publication) adored the story, but questioned its audience, and suggested that I retool the story so that Caenith was the hero and focal point and Morigan was the secondary h…

Inspiration

May 6, 2018, by Christian A. Brown

As it goes with moody personalities, this week I fell into a bit of a lowpoint. My partner and I are in a holding pattern of sorts: waiting for events to move—my manuscript (from the editor), another project I’m working on, some professional changes fo…

My Heart Screams and Soars

April 29, 2018, by Christian A. Brown

For the people of Toronto and their loss and bravery during a domestic terror attack* that rocked our city early this week. On Monday, the city fell under a controlled panic, never crossing into Islamaphobia or hysteria, waiting until facts and foes we…

Our Colonial Privilege

April 22, 2018, by Christian A. Brown

I’m usually good at avoiding Facebook melodrama. I post my personal opinions here, online, in a space curated for myself and for those who want to communicate with me. In that, I can mostly insulate myself from extremist hyperbole and filter in only th…

Jessica Jones: What Went Wrong?

April 15, 2018, by Christian A. Brown

Last week I raved about Wanted, my latest obsession. I also made mention of my disappointment with Jessica Jones’ latest offering. Such disappointment was mentioned as an aside, as I wanted that post to be all about the deserved success of Wanted. So,…

The Best Show You’re Probably Not Watching

April 8, 2018, by Christian A. Brown

Last week, while flicking through Netflix’s ever more burgeoning and dizzying selection of shows, I eventually settled on an Australian drama called Wanted. Synopsis looked decent: two women brought together as witnesses to a murder, now on the run (fr…

Creative Collective: DC Hampton Jacobs

April 1, 2018, by Christian A. Brown

When I first glanced at DC’s work, I was reminded of the gritty, 70s, graffitiesque work of Ralph Bakshi in Wizards or Fire and Ice. Only there was a rawness to DC’s stuff that I couldn’t quite place, and so—definitely interested—I reached out to the a…