There are many changes coming up for me, but I am long overdue for an update. Currently, I am sitting in a cafe in Sydney, Australia going over my notes for the rest of the Elwin Escari series. I have been promoting the first 2 books. It is going very well, and I am excited about moving forward with Elwin’s journey.

Mastering the Elements is in the capable hands of content editors. When they finish, they will get the manuscript back to me for changes. Barring no revisions, this process can take a few months. Then there will be line editing. The cover is also being finalized. After all of this, I will get the finished book to you!

While Volume II of Elwin’s story is in the hands of others, I am revising Volume III outline again (name intentionally left out) and reworking Volumes IV and V to reflect these modifications. Overall, I am very pleased with the direction the characters are taking us, and I cannot wait to get more to you.

I know this was brief, but I think most of you agree, I need to get back to work! As always, thanks for reading!!

Update: July 8, 2017

It has been a while, so I feel as though I owe you an update on Mastering the Elements.

I wrote a draft of MTE that was over 191k words long. The reason you are not reading them at this moment. They were crap.

The plotting of that iteration of MTE was 10 years old, and my skills in the craft of writing have vastly improved since its creation. Rather than forcing out a reactive plot structure, I have reworked the plot for the rest of the series.

I apologize for the delay, but I can say unequivocally, this version will be worth reading. Currently, the new draft is at about 15k words and counting. I promise to get MTE to you as soon as possible.

Thanks for your patience!



Elwin’s world is quite large, and we have only seen a small piece of it in the story so far. In Taming the Elements, we saw the Island Nations and some of Alcoa. By the Blade takes place in the desert nation of Kalicodon.

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