Short Story: Nocturna – The Death of a King

Hi all! I’m surprised I got this finished in time. I wrote this to get more in the mood for rewriting NOCTURNA next month. It’s the story of Alexei’s father’s assassination, and Alexei’s feelings towards it which was briefly mentioned in the book, but I always wanted to write a story about it. Content and … Continue reading Short Story: Nocturna – The Death of a King

Short Story: Nocturna – Father’s Day

Okay, so I recently found this extra scene I wrote for Nocturna way back in 2015 for Father's Day, a year before the book was even published. I had posted this on my website already, but it was hidden away and no one saw it. Including me, since I forgot I posted it. So I'm … Continue reading Short Story: Nocturna – Father’s Day

Writing: Training for the Real World


“Alexei, where are you taking me?” Valon asked, following his husband down the road. He quickened, moving to Alexei’s side and shuffling awkwardly as he glanced at the citizens bowing to them. Alexei held back a snort, motioning for their three guards to encircle them.

“Here, my love,” Alexei replied, stopping in front of a large, plain polished limestone building. It had many square windows and rose three stories high. Thin lines of shapes like triangles or circles or just thicker solid lines of green, blue, and red were painted over the white blocks at the base and on the roof.

“What is this?” Valon questioned confused. The courtyard in front of the building was empty, giving Valon no hints. . . .