Category Archives: Fantasy

I Wanted You to Be the First to Know

Thank you for being a follower of this site. I wanted you to be the first to know about the project on which I’ve begun working today which will hopefully someday become my thirtieth book. (My twenty-eighth book It Was Her Eyes is … Continue reading

Posted in Action/Adventure, Book Project Updates, Fantasy, Novella, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 5 Comments

My First Novella’s Cover

This is the front cover for my soon-to-be-released first novella, It Was Her Eyes. The watermarks will be removed for the actual cover. With love, Russ

Posted in Action/Adventure, Fantasy, fiction, Interior Layout, Uncategorized, Western/Gold Rush | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Three Lives in One

It’s happened. Dreams of real life and imagined life life via one of my fiction stories joined together into a mind-tripping dream meld last night. My mind replayed a combined sequence of challenging times that I actually lived through, through in … Continue reading

Posted in Beta Readers, Fantasy, fiction, My Writing Process, Suspense, Uncategorized, Western/Gold Rush | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Be Careful What You Wish For

Here is another unedited rough draft excerpt from my latest project titled It Was Her Eyes: At the touch of my hand on her bare shoulder, our eyes flew open, faces so close that our noses nearly touched. We jerked away … Continue reading

Posted in Action/Adventure, Book Project Updates, Fantasy, fiction, Paranormal, Uncategorized, Western/Gold Rush | Tagged , , , | 5 Comments

Story Excerpts and Updates

My latest writing project, It Was Her Eyes, is progressing nicely. Until now, my writing for grownups has involved short stories. This is my most ambitious writing project yet. I’ve typed about 6,600 words, and wrote perhaps a thousand more (while … Continue reading

Posted in Action/Adventure, Book Project Updates, Fantasy, fiction, My Writing Process, Novelette, Novella, Paranormal, Uncategorized, Writing & Project Updates | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments

A Taste of “It Was Her Eyes”

In an earlier post I mentioned the story seed for “It Was Her Eyes.” I thought some of you would enjoy seeing a pre-edited rough draft of the beginning of my story. As in all aspects of my story, it is … Continue reading

Posted in Action/Adventure, Book Project Updates, Fantasy, Fictional Short Stories I've Written, Love, My Writing Process, Paranormal, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Touched and Genre-Whiplash

Most of the stories in my fiction anthology Touched are either paranormal/fantasy with a touch of romance or action/thrillers with violence. I didn’t plan for it to be that way. I just wrote the stories as they came to me … Continue reading

Posted in Action/Adventure, Fantasy, Fictional Short Stories I've Written, Flash Fiction, Paranormal, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments