Sharpshooter: The Tale of Billy the Kid and the Tennessee Raid Seven years after destroying the Confederacy and most of the Union, the Jotunheim giants threaten a defenseless New England. The Army of the West plans a bold attack on Louisville to divert them. Billy McCarty’s nightmares drove him to enlist as a sharpshooter. He […]
The good news is that I have almost everything I need to release Sharpshooter. The cover’s done. The interior maps are done. I have comments back from all but one of my beta readers. The bad news is that I caught a serious cold way back on January 8, and still have it as of […]
I’m a regular listener to J. Daniel Sawyer’s podcast, The Every Day Novelist. Recently another listener asked about how to “stress test” an idea for a story. I provided some feedback, which Dan pointed out in a feedback episode was more about stress testing a universe than an idea. He also pointed out that many […]
I’m nearly done with Sharpshooter. Yeah! So I’m aiming to release it on February 1, 2019. Feel free to check back here for updates, or you can join my mailing list and you’ll get an email when it’s out. So close!
As I’ve been writing Sharpshooter, I’ve had to wrestle with a bunch of questions about how the Jotun giants run their society. Specifically, what resources do they have? Food and water are fairly straightforward. They basically eat the same stuff we humans do. So they just have to eat a lot more of it. So […]
Sharpshooter starts with Billy joining the Army of the West. This forced me to do some background research on Civil War Era army organization. Fortunately, there’s a lot of material on the web about Civil War era armies. 😉 Major General Sanborn, Commander of the Army of the West -Two Corps –Two Divisions per Corps […]
One challenge I have is clearly defining what genre Sidekick is. I’ve called it Historical Fantasy, which is clearly is, but there’s also a genre called Weird Western. I hope to post examples and links in the coming months to these types of books. Weird Westerns get their title from taking the Western setting and […]
The ebook and paperback are now available through Barnes & Noble’s online store. Link here.