Fall 2019 Quarterly Update!

2019 is speeding on by and it has been a great year so far. I just wanted to check in with you guys and let everyone know some of the great things that have happened along with my goals and upcoming opportunities. This summer was a monumental period for me.

Summer 2019 Highlights:

  • The Magician’s Sin launch on May 3rd. (Currently sitting at 4.6 stars out of 5 on Goodreads and Amazon!)

  • Local Author Event at Wagnall’s Memorial Library

  • Origins Game Fair 2019

  • Heroes Incorporated at Geek Unleashed (The season finale is tonight if anyone wants to tune in! https://www.twitch.tv/geekunleashed)

  • The Speakeasy with Lancaster Playhouse marking my first time writing and directing a jukebox musical.

  • The Runner Stumbles with the Performing Arts Creative Ensemble

  • Numerous Podcast and Youtube appearances promoting the Titan City Chronicles.

  • Began the Optifast diet and have lost 50 pounds so far!

Needless to say, I’ve been a busy man, and things are only going to keep ramping up as the year draws to a close. A couple of really exciting opportunities are on the horizon. Some of them are writing related, some game related, and some theater related. Keep an eye out here for more info as I get it, but you can expect to see me working on these things over the next couple of months:

  • Jekyll and Hyde audition October 12th (This is my dream role so fingers crossed for good news this Saturday!)

  • Curse of Strahd Livestream: Heroes of the Mist beginning October 14th.

  • Local Author Fair at the Book Loft in Columbus, Ohio November 10th.

  • U-Con Gaming Convention November 22nd-24th (I’ll be running a new Titan City scenario at this convention!)

  • Speaking event at Wagnall’s Memorial Library Late Night Writers’ Rush fundraiser November 23rd (I’ll be speaking remotely around midnight or 1am!)

Thank you to everyone who has come on this journey with me. I appreciate your support and dedication more than I can possibly say. My goals for the coming months are fairly substantial, but I will share them here so the Internet can hold me accountable.

Fall 2019 Goals:

  • Finish the rough draft of The Titan’s Gambit

  • Add a page to this website for my online interviews and appearances.

  • Be more active on my blog.

  • Publish another short story with Kyanite Press.

  • Get more work done for New Millennium Games.

And that’s everything for now. It’s been a meteoric year and I am so excited to see what’s waiting around the corner. Stay tuned for a new Titan City Chronicle entry here in the next couple weeks. Thank you for supporting me and I’ll check in soon!

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So you and your friends have just purchased a brand new roleplaying game sourcebook, everyone is excited to begin exploring a fresh new world with bold new characters, but somehow you have been saddled with the responsibility of being the Game Master. Maybe you're like me, and you absolutely adore being in the hot seat, or maybe this is your first time. I'm here to tell you that even though it is a daunting task, it is not impossible. If you keep a few things in mind throughout your time behind the screen, I promise you and your friends are more likely to have a great time. 

Grab Bag

I will post something for my blog every Monday, whether it's Game Master advice, streams from games I'm running, reviews of nerdy movies, tv shows, books, and games, or an entry in one of the blog series I have planned (Trading Henchmen, Don't Judge a Book by its Movie, and TV to Tabletop.)