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The Consequences of Talking

By Christian A. Brown | July 15, 2018 | 0

Being in the public eye—to however large or small a degree—carries with it consequence. What you say has reach, and that reach can take you to exciting or terrible places. A renowned game writer was summarily fired this week for engaging in a Twitter spat with a fan. I understand her frustration, and even her…

Idle Hands

By Christian A. Brown | July 8, 2018 | 0

During my ‘downtime’ between novels, I usually recuperate my mental resources and focus on other activities for a while: exercise, meditation, reading, gaming (which I find relaxing—escapism into someone else’s world for a change!). I don’t brainstorm or begin new manuscripts, since I can only focus on one world at a time. Although, as I’ve…

Happy Canada Day—and Other Tidings

By Christian A. Brown | July 1, 2018 | 0

Happy Canada day, to those of you celebrating. I won’t keep you from your long weekend festivities beyond a few announcements. Most important of which: Feast of Darkness, Part I will be released on September 25th, 2018. I wanted to release it on my birthday, since the conclusion of the series coinciding with my turning…

Wake Up

By Christian A. Brown | June 24, 2018 | 0

I’ve been so busy with the manuscript(s) lately that I haven’t been commenting on the news. A lot has happened: a divisive election here in Ontario, the escalated fracturing of culture in the US, the destruction of decades of advancement in globalization, continued domestic and foreign terror attacks. There’s not one of those issues I’d…

Busy Bee

By Christian A. Brown | June 17, 2018 | 0

Hello my dears. Not much time to chat today as we’re moving. However, I haven’t missed a Sunday blog in years and I don’t intend to break that tradition. So, in no order of importance: Happy Father’s Day to you dads out there, the manuscript’s final draft is done and delivered for proofing (well Monday,…

The Pale Lady

By Christian A. Brown | June 10, 2018 | 0

Death is one of the many themes explored in Feasts: our race against the clock, our fight to find meaning in loss, our courage to move on. In Feast of Darkness, Part I, we see the climax of the battle against Death herself, come to Geadhain to teach humanity a lesson in their insignificance. But…

Time to Say Goodbye

By Christian A. Brown | June 3, 2018 | 0

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 Feast of Darkness, Part I. Speaking of the…

Zioch, City of Gold

By Christian A. Brown | May 27, 2018 | 0

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, what struck me as interesting about this segment…

Secondary Tidings

By Christian A. Brown | May 20, 2018 | 0

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, on FB or via email, regarding the launch of Feast of…

For the Moms

By Christian A. Brown | May 13, 2018 | 0

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 hero and obvious love interest. This was before the surge in feminist…

Inspiration

By Christian A. Brown | May 6, 2018 | 0

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 for him, and news on the sale of our home. A…

My Heart Screams and Soars

By Christian A. Brown | April 29, 2018 | 1

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 were known. As the dust settled, ten were dead, over a dozen wounded,…