Tuesday, July 31, 2012


This Wednesday the 4th volume of SOULFIRE premieres in stores with a brand new issue #1.  This time around we've really raised the stakes of the book and brought on board a kickass new art team in Mike DeBalfo and Nei Ruffino.  It's my first time working with both of them, and if things keep going this well, it won't be the last. 

With every volume of Soulfire, we've been putting the action and adventure into overdrive, and this time, it's even bigger.  That's not hyperbole.  It's fact.  Malikai has been through tough times as he's accepted his role as the Samusara - the catalyst for bringing magic back to the world.  But along the way, he's always had Grace protecting him and guiding him.  But what will happen when the chaos takes a hold of her body and soul?  What will happen when Grace herself becomes a harbinger of doom?

Here's a taste of what's in store:

As you can see things go bad very quickly.  This volume of Soulfire promises to be huge in scope.  We'll be seeing plenty of familiar faces and some new ones, and Malikai and his motley crew will be confronted by dragons unlike he's ever imagined.  The story will uncover the secrets of the very foundation of magic in the Soulfire universe.  It's an epic tale of mythic proportions.  Don't miss out!


Thursday, July 26, 2012

The Lost Spark

I've been writing most of my life.  I can still remember one of the first short stories I wrote in middle school for Mrs. Hund's class called "The Girl with the Golden Eyes."  It was about a daughter of Medusa who didn't want to end up like her mother.  Yeah, my love of all things mythology goes back a long way.  I wish I still had a copy of that story, though I am sure my memory of it is WAY better than the actual words on the page. 

Now years later, I will do something I've dreamed of my entire life.  I will publish my first novel.

THE LOST SPARK is the story of Angie, a teenager girl thrust into danger in order to help her aging grandfather, Mac.  You see, while most people around Mac think he's lost his marbles, Angie learns the truth.  He didn't lose them.  They were stolen from him.  And, these weren't just any marbles.  These were Mac's sparks - relics from his past with magical powers that only a child could dream up. 

In our youth, we all had that one special thing - be it a blanket, stuffed animal, toy or whatnot  - that one unique spark that held a special place in our heart.  With it, we imagined the great things we could do.  Unfortunately, as we get older, we lose that connection.  Our sparks get thrown away or lost or broken.  We forget about the magic.  We become lost ourselves in the reality around us, burdened by the stresses of life. But if we can maintain that precious bond to the power of our youthful imagination, then the magic of our sparks can become reality. 

Without his marbles, Mac's mind is failing him, and it's up to Angie to save him.  But in order to face the challenges that await, Angie must first reconnect with her own spark and rekindle the power it holds.  

THE LOST SPARK is an adventurous tale of fantasy and wonder harkening to such works as Peter Pan, Harry Potter, and The Wizard of Oz.  It celebrates the magic of childhood imagination that must be cherished or lost forever.

I'll be talking more about this project as its release later this year approaches.  Stay tuned.


Monday, July 9, 2012

SDCC Schedule

Okay everyone, here is my schedule for San Diego Comic Con.  I've tried to be available as much as possible.  Hope to see you all there!


ASPEN SIGNING 7pm-8:30pm (Booth #2321)


DC COMICS SIGNING 11am-12pm (Booth 1915)

ASPEN SIGNING 12pm-1pm (Booth #2321)

ASPEN SIGNING 4:30pm-6:30pm (Booth #2321)


ASPEN PANEL 12pm-1pm (Room 9 - I believe)

ASPEN SIGNING 1:30pm-3pm (Booth #2321)

ASPEN SIGNING 4:30pm-6pm (Booth #2321)


ASPEN SIGNING 4pm-5:30pm (Booth #2321)


DC COMICS SIGNING 10am-11am (Booth #1915)

ASPEN SIGNING 11am-12:30pm (Booth #2321)

ASPEN SIGNING 1pm-2:30pm (Booth #2321)