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Need a Monster? Make an Animal Gigantic

One of the most common ways to come up with a monster is to simply go large.  These are traditionally called ‘dire’ beasts, which simply means these are animals that are bigger than normal.  They also tend to be more … Continue reading

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War of Nytefall Paperbacks and eBooks Available!

For anyone new to the site, this was my second series.  War of Nytefall involved the unique vampires of Windemere, which are called Dawn Fangs.  An accident caused Clyde to turn from a normal vampire to a sun-immune, incredibly strong, functional … Continue reading

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Quest of the Brokenhearted on Paperback and eBook!

It was fun writing this off-shoot of Legends of Windemere.  Kira Grasdon became one of my favorite characters to write.  Giving her a solo adventure was always on the list and making it a loose homage to Castlevania helped lock in … Continue reading

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Monster Month: Indus Worm

Here we are at the final day of monsters.  I remember stumbling onto this guy years ago, but promptly forgot.  For any fans of modern fiction, the Indus Worm might make you think of the Graboids from ‘Tremors’ or the … Continue reading

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Monster Month: Oozlum Bird

Pretty hard to find a picture of this creature that was clean enough for the blog.  You’ll see why later.  The above is actually the Oozlefinch, which I’ll get into later too.  So, what’s an Oozlum Bird? Coming from the … Continue reading

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Free PDF: Raven’s Wrath

This was the finale, which I wracked my brain on for a while.  Mostly, I wanted to make sure all loose ends were tied up.  This included things from the first book, so I had to go back a bunch.  … Continue reading

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Monster Month: Yale a.k.a. Centicore

Let’s get the obvious out the way.  Yale the college is named after this heraldic beast and they have a few around the campus.  Most notably, it shows up on the banner for the University President and above the gateway … Continue reading

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Monster Month: Hadhayosh

So . . . The Hadhayosh is from ancient Persian mythology.  I thought it was really cool from the small bit I read.  Then, I realized there wasn’t as much out there as I had hoped.  Still, it looks interesting … Continue reading

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Monster Month: Cipactli

Definitely a scary looking sea monster.  Cipactli comes from Aztec mythology and is connected to the crocodile.  In fact, it seems the name means crocodile or caiman.  So, what does this guy look like? In Aztec mythology, Cipactli is an … Continue reading

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Monster Month: The Dybbuk

The Dybbuk comes out of Jewish folklore and it first showed up in the 16th century.  Prior to that, demons were used in place of ghosts.  So, it took a little time for this creature to gain some traction.  So, … Continue reading

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