9 Days Till Echoes: 11 of my favorite, terrifying places in the solar system. #9 The Surface of Venus

There is no vision of hell more perfect than that of the surface of Venus. With it’s cracked, rubble strewn orange surface, yellow sky, and blistering average surface temperatures ranging in the high 800’s (Fahrenheit), Venus has a myriad of ways to kill you. Whether it’s its extreme surface pressure, which measures at 92 Bar…

11 Days till Echoes – My Favorite, Terrifying Places in the Solar System! #11 Jupiter’s Hydrogen Sea of Jupiter

With 11 days to go till Echoes of Olympus Mons comes out, I decided to do a series of 11 mini-blogs about the most terrifying places in our solar system. Each day, I’ll be focusing on a different part of our solar backyard. Today, I’m focusing on the hydrogen sea that is thought to exist…

Reader Immersion & POV: What Makes a Character Memorable? Part I

I began thinking about this blog entry during my read through of George R.R. Martin’s Nightflyers novella two Sundays ago. It’s always at the forefront of my mind in my creative process to be thinking about creating memorable characters. Martin is usually very good at this, along with world building, establishing interesting lore, and at times letting side characters…