Fantasy Fiction - Brian

The stench of fear can be cleansed only by eliminating its source.
Datmar Kahn, assassin The Dawning of Power

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Today is among my proudest moments. My 20+ year technology career included a number of spectacular near misses, and I really wanted to go out on a high note. That became a reality today, as the North Carolina Department of Commerce broadband division, NC Broadband, released the NC Open-Source Broadband Map.

In 2011, while working at […]

Huge thanks to my formidable friend, Lorna Suzuki, for inviting me to be a part of this! I encourage everyone to check out Lorna’s website and follow her on Twitter!

1)     What am I working on?
At this very moment, I am finishing up my final projects at my soon to be former day job. […]

The Unfinished Song (Book 1): Initiate by Tara Maya


Dindi can’t do anything right, maybe because she spends more time dancing with pixies than doing her chores. Her clan hopes to marry her off and settle her down, but she dreams of becoming a Tavaedi, one of the powerful warrior-dancers whose secret magics […]

Below is a post from my friend The Bearded Scribe.
Greetings, Beardies!
A while back I had mentioned on Facebook (and by default, Twitter) that, in honor of reaching 500 Likes on our Facebook Page and 1000 Followers on Twitter, I would be holding a Giveaway.
A Giveaway, there shall be…and it’s a doozie! We have some great […]

I was honored to find out that I’d been tagged for THE NEXT BIG THING – WORK IN PROGRESS, and it just might happen to have something around here that I’ve been working on. And then I must tag others; I’ll try to be gentle.
But first, many thanks to Morgen Rich, who tagged me and […]


April 25th, 2013

This blog has been neglected as I ventured into other blogging mediums which also have not flourished. Mostly I’ve had luck with microblogging on Twitter, but I’ll be working more on the website in the future.

FERAL is now available.

September 29th, 2012

FERAL, Book Five of The World of Godsland fantasy series, is now available.

Reeling from the loss of the Regent dragons and her son to the black armies, Catrin Volker can take no more. Armed with power never before seen on Godsland, she goes in search of her son and her enemies. May the gods have […]

Guest Blog Post from Ty Johnston

November 15th, 2011

Fantasy author Ty Johnston’s blog tour 2011 is running from November 1 through November 30. His novels include City of Rogues, Bayne’s Climb and More than Kin, all of which are available for the Kindle, the Nook and online at Smashwords . His latest novel, Ghosts of the Asylum, will be available for e-books on […]

Kindle owners can get The Dawning of Power from the link below.
The Dawning of Power (The World of Godsland)

*NOTE* The date for this event has been changed. Sorry for the inconvenience.
On Tuesday, December 9th, I will be signing copies of The Dawning of Power at Fireside Books and Gifts in Forest City, NC from 5pm to 7pm.
If you’ve never been to Fireside Books, this would be a great opportunity to check out a […]

I have posted some free fantasy artwork for download.
You can find more information here:
or you can download the zip file here:
If you like these, and you would like me to post the layered Photoshop files, just send me an email or leave a comment.

These two are my favorites:

Free Fantasy Avatars - I like to dabble in graphic art, and I’ve decided to give away some of my creations. You may use these in any way that you would like. If you are willing to link back to this site, that will be appreciated.
Download Free Fantasy Avatars Pack 1
Free Fantasy Avatars Pack 1 […]

The Quiet Giant

October 6th, 2008

Out of the house, across the yard and a patch of stonedust and we were there. Poppop’s barn. Inside waited a bizarre but familiar mixture of smells: freshly shaken straw, sweet-feed, coffee and the smell of one of Mommom’s homemade cakes.
On an old trunk he sat quietly, a glowering giant with nary a word to […]

The Legend of ChickChick

July 20th, 2008

There once was a rooster. He was good rooster. I wrote a story about him, and though we don’t see him any more, we still hear the calls of his descendants in the woods.

A Rooster’s Tale
Several years ago, my wife and I moved to the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in western North Carolina. […]

Ruby throated hummingbirds

July 19th, 2008

This video was shot on my back porch. We have several feeders, but this one has always been in a favorite spot.

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