WONDERCON UPDATE: BOOK MARKS AND T-SHIRTS

I have excellent news regarding my preparations for WonderCon.  I received the designs for both my book marks and t-shirts.  The book marks will come in three different variants, each one themed after each of my books.  As for the t-shirts, they are made for an entire classroom of high school students who will be attending WonderCon.  There will be well over a dozen students and three teachers, one of which will be assisting me at my booth.  With the book mark and t-shirt designs made, they will print soon and I will wait for the designs of my fliers and banner.  With each step taken, I feel ever more excited about the fast-approaching convention!  Wish me luck and I will keep you updated on any further developments.

CHARACTER CREATION: DOCTOR MECHA

Doctor Mecha is one of the main antagonists of the third volume alongside Vogan.  He is the head of Vogan’s Research and Development Division as well as Vogan’s right-hand man.  Unlike most character in the series, Doctor Mecha is not a neohuman.  Instead he is a human consciousness inside an android body.  He is a representation of a mad scientist and specializes in robotics and cybernetics.  Mecha has a history of performing human experiments by turning them into either cyborgs or androids, including himself.  As a result, Doctor Mecha is often escorted by a band of cybernetic soldiers he created from his experiments, each one with their own set of abilities.  Because of his devout adherence to science, Doctor Mecha strongly believes that mechanical beings are superior to organic beings.  While creating him, I drew inspiration from a person that I hated since middle school and by basing a character off of him, I was given the chance to get back at him in a healthy way.

WRITING UPDATE: SHORT STORY OVERVIEW

As I continue to write the three short stories that will take place between volumes three and four, I have decided to give you a little overview of what they will consist of.  To begin with, one short story will revolve a character who wields energy and quantum manipulation.  The second short story will revolve around a character with electromagnetic abilities.  The third short story will revolve around a character with an advanced affinity for magic. These three character come from all walks of life and the way they acquire their powers is a result of the aftermath of volume three, The Revelation Orb.  I am eager to continue writing these short stories and have them ready for publication soon.  I will keep you updated on any further developments.

CREATURE: DEMIGOD

I have always been a connoisseur of mythology and apart from high elves and dragons, there is another mythological creature that I find intriguing: demigods, specifically the ones depicted in ancient Greek mythology.  Essentially, a demigod is a being that is a hybrid between a mortal and a god with one parent that is mortal and one parent that is a god.  In terms of powers, a demigod is many times more powerful than any mortal, but not as strong as a pure-blooded god, sometimes having abilities that symbolize their divine parent such as fire manipulation, sky manipulation, or something else entirely.  And here is an interesting thought, just because one of a demigod’s parents is mortal, it does not necessarily mean they have to be human.  I wondered what kind of demigod could be created if it was born from a god and another mortal being that is not human.  In the second volume of my series, The Young Guardians and the Great Darkness, it is revealed that one of the Young Guardians is a demigod, a fact that will probably make them the strongest of the team.  I won’t say who it is, but it will come as a surprise.

CONCEPT: UTOPIA

For the longest time, I have dreamed of a perfect utopia and what would be required for one to even exist.  Because of human nature, the cost of creating such a world would probably be high beyond imagining.  Everyone has their own interpretation of what a utopia is.  In my opinion, a utopia would be a place where there is no evil, no war, no disease, no poverty, no prejudice, no famine, no pollution, with an environmentally friendly power source that is many times more powerful than nuclear power or oil, and everyone would have equal chance to have a great education and a profitable job.  Every time I think of this paradise, I am given a sense of grace and peace that I cannot describe.  My final fifth volume of my series will explore the concept of a utopia and what kind of price has to be paid in order for it to exist.  I will not spoil how this utopia would come into existence, but I can say that how it is created is not what you will expect.

PUBLICATION UPDATE: VOLUME THREE AVAILABLE ON AMAZON

Good news!  The third volume of my series, The Young Guardians and the Revelation Orb, is now available on Amazon!

http://www.amazon.com/Young-Guardians-Revelation-Orb/dp/1478740434/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1425667028&sr=8-1&keywords=the+young+guardians+and+the+revelation+orb

PUBLISHING UPDATE: VOLUME THREE PUBLICATION COMPLETE!!!

I have big news! As of this morning, the publishing process of my third volume, The Young Guardians and the Revelation Orb, is finally complete. It is not yet available on Amazon or Barnes and Noble websites, but it will be soon. Also, this means it will be available for WonderCon. Wish me luck and I will keep you updated.

VERSATILE BLOGGER AWARD

I wish to thank hermionefowl for nominating me for the Versatile Blogger Award.

Rules:

1.) Nominate 15 other bloggers relatively new to blogging.

2.) Share 7 random facts about yourself.

3.) Thank the blogger for nominating you.

versatile-blogger

1.) I am of Irish descent and wish to someday visit my ancestral home.

2.) I watch Top Gear on BBC America and am a big fan of Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May.

3.) The countries I wish to visit in my lifetime include Ireland, Scotland, England, France, Germany, Italy, and Japan.

4.) My favorite ride in Disneyland is Star Tours.

5.) I started telling stories through pictures when I was a toddler and started telling stories with words when I was in sixth grade.

6.) I have a very sweet American Pit Bull Terrier named Fitch who serves as both my best friend and writing assistant.

7.) My favorite anime/manga include Bleach, Attack on Titan, and Sword Art Online.

The bloggers I nominate are:

1.) lauramichaela

2.) Stephanae V. McCoy

3.) Robin Vansal

4.) gourafotadar

5.) desperateramblings

6.) Fernando Karl “Fehhstylez” 遠山フェルナンド

7.) daleenc

8.) teekytwigg

9.) Dash McCallen

10.) spinningatlas

11.) nydia

12.) mallee stanley

13.) JacquiBe

14.) russellkrone

15.) phyllisastill