Friday, May 30, 2014

Declaration of Dragon Sentiments


This is the Declaration of Dragon Sentiments for the newly formed Society of Enlightened Dragonologists. We will soon be opening this up for membership, which of course.. will be free.  No self-respecting dragonologist would take money to advance the knowledge of our craft.

When in the course of universal dragon events, it becomes necessary to point out the arrogance and audacity of belief that man of earth is the only species of sentient beings; an organization must be formed to correct this deficiency in humility and knowledge. A decent respect to the natures of dragons throughout the universe requires that they should declare the causes that impel them to such a course.

We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all dragons are not created equally; Some breathe fire, have magic and are endowed with differing magical abilitiess. They are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of undomesticated prey. Whenever any form of government or knightly band becomes destructive of these rights, it is the right of those who suffer from it to refuse allegiance to it and to defend themselves be it by magic or fire.

Let these facts be submitted to the world:
Ancient dragons can fold time and space if they choose.
Dragons are scattered throughout the universe and due to this planetary division may differ in size, weapons and magical skills.
Dragons are as different in look and personality as man is in color of hair and language.
Dragons are intelligent and self aware.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

The Society of Enlightened Dragonologists Now Forming!

After a very long and tense meeting with Farloft and Keensight, Theresa Snyder and I have agreed to be co-founders of the Society of Enlightened Dragonologists.  This is to differentiate from the Society of Secret and Ancient Dragonologists in some very important matters.  

Having read many novels written by those who have promoted themselves as dragonologists, muses and authors of dragon stories, both dragons were highly agitated  The promotion of dragons as fire breathing greedy beasts without a single intelligent thought in their head has offended both ancient dragons.  While they take an entirely different stance on  how to deal with those that have affronted them the greatest, they did agree that a society needed to be established that supported dragons as wise and noble creatures.

I did bring up the fact to Keensight that his constant threats to eat people might support these various and negative opinions. But he very arrogantly reminded me that he has the brains to know who to eat and who not eat as well as when to eat and not eat.  Taking a barrage of sword wielding and bow shooting fighters head on was just a sign of beastial rage and not intelligent strategy.  It led to metal in the back of one's throat.  I will let Theresa explain, on her blog, Farloft's more soft spoken and logical viewpoints.

Keensight was adamant that Theresa and I work with authors that promote the intelligence of dragons whether they are medieval, modern or intergalactic.  In that spirit, keep your ears tuned, we will soon have a formal site, motto and other important components of a true and powerful not so secret... secret society.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Dragon Bait - Now Hiring!

“Master Johnston?”

“Yes, Skip?”

“I was wondering if maybe we might review my employment situation.”

“What? Now? Lad, this isn’t the time.”

“Er, I’m sorry, sir. But I believe this is exactly the time. And, I apologize, but I don’t intend to move until I’ve had my say.”

“Fine. Fine. Be on with it then.”

“Well, Master Johnston, you know how we’re here to kill this dragon, sir?”

“Yes. That’s our job. Dragon hunters. It says so on your bloomin’ jacket, lad!”

“Well, sir, technically you and the other boys are the hunters.”

“You’re an important part, Skip. Without you, the dragon won’t never come!”

“I believe you mean ‘will never come,’ sir. And, well, this is about my part. I realize it’s important for you to have someone to draw the dragon.”

“You can’t catch nothing without bait.”

“‘Can’t catch anything,’ sir. And that is as you’ve said. However, I can’t help noticing one factor about my role in the hunt. I am, as you said, bait.”


“And it seems to me that eventually, if you put bait out often enough . . .” 

― Brandon Sanderson, I Hate Dragons

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Updates and Fun!

Okay, so much is happening so fast that I feel almost overwhelmed.  One year ago, no one knew my name.  As of today, over 1200 people have purchased some format of my writing this month alone and I am beginning to get messages in email, twitter and facebook.  For those that are coming here from the information in the back of my book, here is the easiest ways to reach me.
@balanceguide for twitter

Outcast is doing phenomenal as an audio book. Paul Woodson did an awesome job and I am begging him to take on The Blackguard.

You can hear his work at: Paul Woodson
There are samples for everything he has done.  Help me convince him to do book two.

Monday, May 12, 2014

My Writing Process Blog Tour!

Imagine my surprise when I was approached by a dragon that was not Keensight.  Even more was the surprise when he asked me to be part of a blog tour.  A dragon asked me to be part of a blog tour???  It was quite astonishing to say the least.  He has a rather hard name and said just to call him D. Wilder.  Some how I think that his name would be far more interesting.  It is fascinating to meet a dragon that writes.  I would say dragon writer but that has a different connotation.  He has a specially made desk and keyboard just to accommodate talons and size. You can find out all about him at least weeks blog tour at: From the Dragon's Claws.  He has some fascinating reading - I think about his own past. That is a bit obscure but it is at:

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Mesiande's Story - Part Three

"Why yah moping Mesi?" Gregor plopped down beside his friend. He was a light-hearted Daezun with a penchant for mischief. However, today he was serious for Mesiande was usually just as bright and now she sat with tear stained cheeks at the river's edge. The sun was dropping slowly behind the hill and the refraction of the clouds bathed the small clearing in shimmering golds. The water tumbled and frothed over rocks in a cascade of noise like a thousand voices.  Mesiande was caught in a beam of gold as she turned her face to look at Gregor, her hair seemed streaked with the soft metal that was so abundant in their lands. "Did yah not find any stones this trip?"

 "I found a few. Alador found an enormous one but..." She looked back at the river choking back a sob and tossed a rock into it.

"But what? I bet he is so happy." Gregor's smile faded. "Did Potre take it again?"

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