Growth through Dialogue: Achilla Johnson’s mental progression.

So after releasing the third novel of the Nephilim Chronicles I want to share one of my favorite parts of writing, and that is letting your characters grow through dialogue. Achilla Johnson starts this series at 11 years old, and by Strike of the Mantis, she’s in her mid-twenties. Obviously her body matures, but so…

Strike of the Mantis: a sneak peak before the official release!

So as you already know, Strike of the Mantis releases this Sunday. Here’s a sneak peak into Achilla Johnson’s development thus far.  You’ll find that she’s not the same woman from Angel of War. This excerpt takes place in Chicago’s Edgewater neighborhood. If you hail from the Chi, you’ll recognize the landmarks. Enjoy. Achilla strolled…

War Games part 4: Marriage

Marriage Collin Aday held his head high as he walked out of the Richard J. Daley Center in Downtown Chicago wearing a gray suit and salmon tie that he loosened as he searched the busy traffic for a cab. He dug into his pocket for a pack of cigarettes and offered one to the short,…