One of my favorite parts of being a self-published author is that I get to control my own marketing. Yes, that kind of makes me a unicorn, but whatevs. Once the book is written, I start channeling my creative energy toward all the accoutrements. Bookmarks, swag, t-shirts. Anything and everything […]
Today’s book spotlight is a traditionally published book that you might’ve heard of (maybe). Sooz is one of those people who’s always helping others, so when she put out a call to arms for her latest release, I had to say yes! This is the third book in her Witchlands […]
In Demon Spring, The International Coalition for Demon Management (or ICDM) is the governmental body in charge of human-demon interactions. As a former government consultant, I always delight in writing woefully bureaucratic organizations that are full of acronyms and make little sense (see Razia). Because it’s such a large […]
Everyone give a big hearty hello to today’s guest blogger, A.L. Kessler!
Real Crime Inspiring Urban Fantasy
My primary series is Here Witchy Witchy which follows Abigail Collins, a witch who hunts down paranormal criminals. She mostly deals with murders with a supernatural twist. This is a fun and sometimes […]
When developing the demonology for my urban fantasy trilogy, Demon Spring, I really wanted to take a global approach. I didn’t want to use the same ol’ creatures from European mythology. However, I also didn’t want to appropriate currently practiced culture or accidentally use something revered by a culture. Cam […]
My favorite part of the first Demon Spring book has to be the friendship between Cam and Jack. In my mind, I always see them as an adult Harry and Hermione. Two friends who’ve been through the ringer together, and basically share a brain. Writing male-female friendships is so much […]
The main curiosity in my forthcoming urban fantasy trilogy Demon Spring is the mysterious woman who shows up to save Cam and Jack when they get in over their head. She says little, kills a lot, then high-tails it out of there before they can get a name. So Cam […]
In my forthcoming urban fantasy trilogy, I wanted to create a global demonic system, using myths and legends from around the world. The eloko demon, the grassy-haired gnomes, were a legend from the Democratic Republic of Congo, and seemed to be a perfect fit for the Demon Spring world.