News About Your Favorite Titles


Welcome everyone! You might read this blog because you’re a City of the Gods Universe fan. Or, you may have heard me mention my work during my Twitch TV broadcasts and have dropped in to see what I’ve been up to. You might have met me at a convention, or played in one of my demo card games of Awkward Compliments. However you have found my website, enjoy these updates on all those projects and more!

City of the Gods: There will be something new released at Phoenix Comic Con, May 25 – 28, 2017. Come back to my blog monthly until that date for hints about what it will be!

City of the Gods, Planet Coaster Builds: Not everything in the realms is epic and huge. Here’s one of the crystal guardian stations manned by its hidden deity of discernment. Will you be judged worthy of entry to the City?

Utopea: The Arrow newspaper of the mysterious town of Utopea once published these intriguing lines. “A black wolf was spotted on the ridge over east hollow last full moon. Ben Moates said he couldn’t be sure if it was one of his kin or a regular beast.” I can confirm that there are indeed werewolves lurking in the forest, and in 2018 their story will be told. I have been invited to contribute a tale to a werewolf anthology which will debut at MarsCon 2018, January 12 – 14 in Williamsburg, VA. If you haven’t yet guessed, the convention’s theme is “Werewolves of MarsCon!”

Awkward Compliments Card Game: Our sales page at Gamecrafter has been updated to reflect our new packaging. Awkward Compliments now comes in a Large Pro Box which contains the three 108 card decks of the base game and allows room for storing future expansions. Rules now come printed on deck cards, so no more paper instructions. We have also been awarded the “Red Stone Seller” accolade.

Your next chance to meet the Awkward Compliments team will be at RavenCon, April 28 – 30, 2017 in Williamsburg, VA. Stop by the Dreampunk Press table, buy the game, and receive convention-only bonuses!

Happy Spring to all my readers and gaming friends. I’ll be back in April with more news on all these projects and more.


Happy Mardi Gras! And Project Flash FAQ

Shiva float 2016, Krewe of Proteus. Screencap from #paradecam at

Shiva float 2016, Krewe of Proteus. Screencap from #paradecam at

It’s that time of year where pleasure and pain seem to collide: it’s both Mardi Gras and tax preparation season. While I’ve been enjoying the online streams of parades (which are full of mythology-themed floats that remind me of the City of the Gods), I’ve also been gathering all the paperwork for IRS reporting. That includes income from my books.

2015’s best seller from online customers was Utopea through Amazon. Its success is making me consider another title set in that world. If that is something you’d like, please let me know.

City of the Gods: Forgotten won the sales race at conventions and book shows. Showing off its interior art and explaining the concept of this epic fantasy universe face-to-face sells this series better than catalog descriptions. So if you have any questions about City of the Gods Universe, ask away! I’m happy to fill you in.


When is book three (City of the Gods: Ambassador) coming out?
The answer remains 2016. M.Scott Verne and I are still cranking away on the writing. Plot threads I’m handling right now center on chaos and conflict in the City’s streets and the return of a god who has been missing for a very long time.

Where’s the ebook version of Mother of Ghosts?
Confession time. I completely forgot about it over the last month. Several projects old and new took over my desk. I’ll definitely release this in March 2016.

What are these new projects of which you speak?

  • Council of the Gods card game – the final adjustments to game mechanics have been made and production work is moving forward
  • City of the Gods: Forgotten Audio Book – we are currently auditioning voice actors and negotiating contracts
  • Awkward Compliments! – this is a brand new card game I am working on with a great development team. We are not even in Alpha yet, but please LIKE and follow our Facebook page to keep up with the process.