A short excerpt from my upcoming novel “Blood and Steel.”
AI Concept Art for Land of the Black Sun
AI has come a long way when it comes to image generation. Here is some concept art for “The Land of the Black Sun,” a new series I’m working on.
“Immortal” Concept Cover Design
For “Immortal” I was playing with a concept of rotating the title and byline 90°—having them run up the side of the cover instead of the more traditional horizontal treatment, which I’ve been getting bored of. All I knew starting out is the cover had to incorporate a couple key elements: a desert world orbiting a gas giant, and a female soldier. Read on for a tour of how I created the final cover.
A Fistful of Demons
Headlined by veteran storyteller David J. West, A Fistful of Demons assembles over twenty of the freshest voices in the Weird West genre into one massive anthology of short fiction that will take you on a wild ride unlike anything you've experienced before.
The Art of Digital Remixing
I’ll admit right off the bat that I’m not an illustrator. I have no drawing or painting talent whatsoever (aside from stick figure cartoons that my kids find mildly amusing). But one thing I’m somewhat good at is digital remixing of other people’s art.
Kintsugi and the Human Soul
As a philosophy, Kintsugi treats breakage and repair as part of the history of an object, rather than something to disguise.
Custom Book Trailer Services
Book trailers are an important, but often overlooked part of your marketing strategy. Book trailers can make a lasting impression, for good or for ill.
Make stunning book covers with just your phone
For quick book cover mock-ups, I like to work on my phone. It’s convenient and I can fiddle with ideas anywhere, anytime. Here’s a quick rundown of the apps I generally use.
Book Cover Design Services
In addition to writing, I also design book covers. My passion is ensuring you put your best face forward when releasing your book, and a high quality cover can make all the difference. People really do judge a book by the cover.
The Widow’s Son: A Novel of the Weird West
Pass the bottle and I’ll tell you a story of whiskey and wheelguns; of when mighty Buffalo Soldiers patrolled the desert on iron steeds, and of cannibal lizard men deep in the Louisiana bayou; of Navajo skin-walkers and the Mexican undead; of the forgotten tomb of an ancient Mayan god and the Man with Bronze Teeth. A story of the halfbreed lawman and young widow who together stormed the gates of Hell to rescue her son. A story, my friend, of when the West was Weird.