Today only, all my print books–including signed editions–can be purchased from Ash Tree Media’s store (or via my Books page) at 10% off the regular price! Truly a great opportunity to bolster your library before winter, don’t you think?
Author Archives: J. S. Allen
I hope this day is filled with holiday warmth for you and yours. Don’t overstuff yourself too much, and I will talk to you all again in the new month!
!!! Book Release: ‘Knights of Aralia Book I’ !!!
This morning I am thrilled to announce the official release of my first new title in over a year: Knights of Aralia Book I: Remnants of Light! For those of you who have pre-ordered already, my sincerest thanks, and I hope you enjoy this labor of over ten years. For those who have not butContinue reading “!!! Book Release: ‘Knights of Aralia Book I’ !!!”
Happy Veterans’ Day!
It is now 104 years to the day since the ceasefire that effectively ended WWI, but we have not forgotten. At least, some of us haven’t. To those who give their all to keep this country safe, my heartfelt thanks. God bless, and have a wonderful day.
Plans for November
October was a very full month. There were a few days of relative inaction, but most were spent entirely on this project or that–especially where it came to setting up ads and promos for Knights of Aralia, which I put on pre-order back on the 7th (details here). November will be most interesting. Though myContinue reading “Plans for November”
Have a good All Hallow’s Eve, everyone. Don’t stay up too late doing spooky things, now!
Writing About Touchy Subjects: Politics
In the last couple posts, I briefly talked about how to write about nudity and religion. In this final post in the trilogy, I shall talk about what is perhaps the most explosive topic of all in this day and age: politics. Now, I’ve covered a lot of this same ground in the last twoContinue reading “Writing About Touchy Subjects: Politics”
Writing About Touchy Subjects: Religion
Continuing from last Monday, another subject that might be considered sensitive is that of religion. Many stories and novels either barely mention the idea or avoid it altogether. Admittedly, this is often because it is not an essential plot element. However, it helps that this is one area where it is easy to rub peopleContinue reading “Writing About Touchy Subjects: Religion”
Writing About Touchy Subjects: Nudity
Sometimes writers encounter topics that can be tricky or even embarrassing to deal with. Subjects that I was always taught growing up did not belong in polite conversation. Yet, for the sake of the narrative we are putting forth, it is often necessary to push through somehow, lest we lose something in our attempts toContinue reading “Writing About Touchy Subjects: Nudity”
Plans for October
Well, it’s October at last, and I’m pleased to say that, chaotic though it was, September was nevertheless very productive. I got my latest cover art and did a lot of preparatory steps for the release of my next book…finally! It will be the start of a new* series with actual humans in it asContinue reading “Plans for October”