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Fantasy, science fiction, wrestling and whatever other genre I fancy…


Running Errant: A dwarf and his monster — or is that the other way around? Two comrades-in-arms on a perilous journey.
Genre: Sword & Sorcery (uh, sorry, Axe & Sorcery)


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About Me.

I’ve been a writer almost as long as I can remember. When I was six, on vacation, I started writing a science fiction short story featuring my toy helicopter as a spacecraft. (I managed two pages that didn’t go anywhere.)
Writing has always with me, always been my dream.
Unfortunately, I’ve taken quite a few detours in my life, faced a good deal of frustration, but now I want to tackle the dream again. For one thing, I’m opening the (metaphorical) drawer of unpublished material, polishing it up and pushing it out into the world. For another, I’m getting back on that writing horse and creating new stuff. Slowly, apparently.
Looking back at my old writing, I’ve fallen in love again with some old friends, and I hope you’ll meet and like them as well.




Caution: Rambling and occasional coherence ahead.
About writing, about graphics, about things that just bother me. Well, about stuff…
Evolution of a Cover in Digital Art

To Steal the Dragonrod (soon to be published) For the longest time, I thought that cover art was a huge problem for me. Or art in general. In real life, I can manage stick figures and poorly drawn hou…

No Plan Survives Enemy Contact

Just a short while ago, I outlined my plan for the next stories I’d publish and write. Yeah. That didn’t last long. After releasing The Squared Circle Murders to grand acclaim (<cough> …

And your characters for this book are…

Characters are at the heart of every book, more so every series of books. Here, I’d like to introduce you to the regulars of Kyle Matthews, Homicide. Buy the first book of the series here: The S…

What am I working on?

Crime: Kyle Matthews, Homicide I just released my first book, The Squared Circle Murders, on Amazon. The first novel in the (uh, planned) Kyle Matthews, Homicide series, it was originally written in 2…

The Bob the Barbarian Conundrum

You’re reading a fantasy novel with weird names full of apostrophes in a fantastic setting. And then comes the barbarian, named Bob. Like he’s from the bar next door or the accountant at t…

A Tale of Two Kyles

When I was 12 or 13 years old, back in mumble-mumble, I wrote my first novel. A gruesome science fiction mishmash of Battlestar Galactica, the German pulp series Perry Rhodan and some Young Adult idea…


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