Good news! Having completed the negotiations to have the cover illustration for the short story, the school who helped me at my book signing at WonderCon said that they will be refining the cover illustration. So far, I saw the cover illustration and am pleased with how it looks. If the illustration looks good by itself, I cannot wait to see what it will look like with the adjustments the school will make. The modifications should be completed within the next two weeks, which means I can begin publication for this new short story around the start of summer. I look forward to the completion of this latest project and proceeding to the next one. Wish me luck!
I have wonderful news! Today, I received word that the first volume of my series, The Young Guardians and the Genesis Spell, has been certified by the Library of Congress! I am deeply honored by this and look forward to what will come from it!
One of the most iconic superhuman abilities is the ability to read and influence the minds of others. Some wielders of this power can simply read the thoughts, memories, and emotions of other people. Others can influence the minds of others such as projecting illusions or directly controlling their targets’ actions. A few can induce psychological pain or destroy the mind altogether. One of the main characters of my series, Gregory Kennedy, has telepathy included in his arsenal, but mainly uses it to perform psychic sweeps when locating a target for the team or interrogating a suspect. However, as the series progresses, Gregory’s usage of telepathy will continue to evolve. In addition, the main villain of the series, Vogan, can utilize telepathy in a much more powerful form by communicating with every person on the planet simultaneously, but in volume five, it will be revealed that Vogan uses telepathy for much darker and more destructive applications. In my future sequel trilogy, one of the Young Guardians’ great grandchildren will have an affinity for telepathy as well.
Before I started writing The Young Guardians Universe, I experimented with various genres and wrote prototype stories throughout 6th grade. Among these written works were two stories I thought would be my main works. The first revolved around a band of time traveling companions who visit the time right before the dinosaurs existed. The second revolved around a sword and sorcery world, which originally included Tinisha Dolaira before I decided to use her in The Young Guardians Universe. I tinkered and experimented with these works for months, believing they would be my main works. Ultimately, I decided to abandon them in favor of other possible genres because the time traveling story was stuffed with information few people would understand and I was not experienced enough to write the sword and sorcery story the way I wanted it. Still, even though these works did not become my life’s work, they still caught the attention of my teachers and I graduated with honors and became an occasional guest on Career Day as a result. It was not until i was in my junior year of high school that I decided to start The Young Guardians Universe. Fortunately, now that I am far more experienced and refined my writing style enough, I am thinking of resurrecting the sword and sorcery story as part of The Young Guardians Universe in order to explain Tinisha’s origins.
Today has been my 26th birthday and was a brilliant day. I went to see Avengers: Age of Ultron in IMAX with my friends and had a lovely Claim Jumper dinner with my family. Now, I am spending the last few hours of my birthday writing my second editions and short stories. This was such a great birthday! As I am now a little over a quarter century old, I am going to continue to put the pedal to the metal with my writing. Wish me luck!
I went to the art gallery tonight and I was pleased with the results. The gallery had an entire wall dedicated to the artwork the students did about my books and characters. There were a few pieces that were not included in my WonderCon slideshow, several of which were both exotic and unique. I got to meet the parents of some of the students and they were appreciative of me including their children in both my writing and my WonderCon booth. In addition, I spoke with one of the students and he agreed to make cover illustrations for my future short stories. I look forward to anything else this event will produce.
I have great news! The students and teachers who made concept artwork for my characters for WonderCon are having an art gallery this Saturday that will feature all of their artwork. They even invited me to participate in the event and a number of the students are interested in designing the cover illustrations for my future short stories and second editions. It will be a combination between a business event and pleasure event. I look forward to see the rest of the artwork and meet more of the people who have helped make my WonderCon booth possible.
One of the most common concepts in science fiction is genetic engineering, which is the science that involves modifying, augmenting, or creating life. Overall, it consists of either splicing or altering genes and seeing what the results are. Sometimes the scientific goal is to create better crops, other times it is to improve healthcare, and on several occasions it has been to create monsters and living weapons. This concept will be heavily portrayed in the fifth volume of my series as well as my planned sequel trilogy.
I have always been supremely interested in the future and imagined how the world would evolve as time goes by. There have been numerous elements of possible futures that have caught my attention such as highly advanced technological cities, blindly loyal android servants, and countless other aspects of scientific progress. In one of my earlier posts, I discussed the concept of a utopia and often thought of it including a society that is completely uninhibited by technological advancement, allowing science to constantly grow and evolve without limit. Among my future works, I plan to write a sequel trilogy that takes place centuries into the future within this technological utopia and will revolve around the Young Guardians’ great grandchildren. The adventures of this next generation of Young Guardians will allow the reader to explore the inner workings of the advanced world they live in. I can already imagine a number of events that will happen throughout this future trilogy and look forward to working on them once I have completed my current projects.