The Keepers' Garden Trilogy is a set of three high-fantasy books. For a plot synopsis, please check out the reviews below.

Monday, November 11, 2013


Hi all -

  Yes, it's been a while.  Sometimes, life happens.  My job has been somewhat crazy, and we've had an addition to the family, the combination of which has not left me with much free time.  There has been some progress on One Shall Fall over this last year, but as you can guess, not as much as either of us might like.  The book is about 10% complete at this point, and the outline is about 80%. 

  One thing I've learned in this journey is that I like to leave my endings open, which I've done with this series as well.  I know what the climaxes look like (yes, there's technically two for the series), but I haven't yet mapped out the last part of the story (even how the second climax ends).  There's three options, but I'm not sure what feels right for the story, yet.  I guess I have to get there, first - see where the characters are, and where they need to take the story. 

  It's both an interesting and intimidating feeling.  After all, I had The Flame Within and In Hyval's Wake almost entirely mapped by outline (though I did deviate some).  Having this story more open as I slog through it's depths and bends is an interesting task.  I know where the characters are heading and why, but not what will come.  Hopefully, that'll translate to the same feeling for you, the eventual reader.

Here's some entertaining linkies:

1. Korean Photoshoppping.

2. There's a 7-Tuba pileup on the 40 this morning.

3. A lion ate (tried to eat) your baby.

Until we virtually meet again,

Thursday, November 1, 2012

What a month!

Hi all -

  Last month, we crested a new, major milestone.  Over 1000 people downloaded a kindle copy of The Flame Within last month!  Welcome to all the new readers, and I hope you enjoy the book.

  Even when you remove the several day "free" promotion, this was still the best selling month yet.  I truly appreciate the support.  This is not something that makes me rich, nor is that my goal.  I just enjoy these characters, this story, and the world, and I can only hope that I translate that to prose in a way that gives you an enjoyable way to pass some time.

  Regarding book 3, One Shall Fall, I'm 3-4% done.  I know.  Probably not as much progress as you'd like to see, but unfortunately my day job does come calling on a frequent and regular basis.  I was able to effectively weave the plot recap of the previous books using an interesting device, and I believe you'll enjoy it.

  That's all for now - a big thank you to everyone who is spreading the word about the series!


Friday, October 5, 2012


Hi all -

  Silently made "The Flame Within" a free Kindle download through Amazon a day and a half ago, and it's already seen over 600 downloads!  Welcome new readers, and I hope you enjoy the book.  It will remain a free download through this Sunday, 10/7, so please share it with others as well.

  Regarding book 3, One Shall Fall, the outline has been *mostly* done for about a month, and I've started work on the draft.  I would say how many pages in, but it's a low enough number where I don't quite want to post it.  However, I am making daily progress and I'll keep everyone updated.  I've been working on this series for so long, it's an odd feeling to know it's coming to a close (though still a good bit of work away).

  I say the outline is *mostly* completed because I haven't quite figured out how the falling action after the series climax will proceed.  I've got two options I'm toying with, but it really depends on how the characters develop through this next part of the story.  It'll go where they take it.

  And, a link for your enjoyment!

        1. AUTOMATO.

Hit 'em long and straight,

Saturday, July 7, 2012


Heya all -

  I know, I know.  Very long time, no post.  I decided to (unannounced) take a little time off from writing after finishing In Hyval's Wake.

  For those of you who have read/are reading/are planning to read the new book, I hope you enjoy/ed the growth of your favorite characters and the story line.  I'm finishing up the outline for One Shall Fall and actually have a handful of pages already put together.  Should be starting the real work soon.

Thanks for checking in, and I'll give a better update next time.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

In Hyval's Wake now available!

That's right, folks.  The day has come!  In Hyval's Wake is now available in paperback and Kindle versions.  Phew!  Quite a weight off the old shoulders, honestly. 

Check out the links on the right for purchasing options, and enjoy!

When you are done with the book, I would very much appreciate you leaving a review on the site.  Many readers choose to pick up new books based on reviews from others, and if you are enjoying the series I encourage you to share your thoughts.  I write because I enjoy it, and it's never going to make me rich.  My satisfaction comes with the thought of this story that I love being shared with others.

Going to take a little break before scooping up the challenge of book three.  In the mean time, I'll be posting some of my thoughts on the creation and back story of book two.

Happy reading!
-Completer of Book Two, aka ENoss

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Cover Design

All -

  Progress continues.  Kindle and paperback versions should (hopefully) be a matter of weeks out at this point.

  Also, the cover design is completed- mirroring the minimalism of the cover for The Flame Within.

  Hope all is well!


Sunday, February 26, 2012

Apologies for Slow Posting

So I've been a little bit lax in updates lately.  But I did have a reason.  I wanted to make sure I had some true news before I posted again.

Well, I have news.  Book production is in process!  I will keep you all posted as the steps continue.  Right now it's in the cover and book design phase.  Should be a matter of weeks at this point.

Hope all is well with everyone!  And I'll post again soon!