Friday, July 12, 2019

Beatitudes and Woes Anthology.

I was excited to be a part of this anthology happening and having my story, Blessed are the Merciful, accepted.

I wanted to write about mercy. You may have noticed my blog name is Molten Mercy. It's hard to give mercy when you've been betrayed or harmed. It's hard to believe you can receive mercy when you've done the harm. Mercy costs. I think of what it cost Jesus to extend the mercy of God to us.

I need mercy every day.

So I grabbed the verse of my choice and tried to think how to illustrate mercy in a speculative fiction way, when I realized I had that story in the novel The Scarred King I: Exile. I just needed to tell the story in the viewpoint of one of the people who is not the protagonist.

The other people who joined in (all were members of Realm Makers Consortium) also joined a new Facebook page where we encouraged each other and prayed and discussed covers and learned a bit more about each other. We had so much fun.

And now we all hope that you have fun reading and being challenged by the anthology based on the words of Jesus Christ.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Cover Contest

I entered the cover Josh made into one of the smaller cover contests. If you like, you can vote for it.!gallery/14/image/738/20190405_093829

Monday, April 1, 2019

Coming Soon to a Bookstore Near You.

From the moment he could walk, Bowmark has trained for a fight to the death. The Disc awaits him: a giant bronze platform suspended over a river of lava. He dreads the day of proving—when he must kill or be killed—to claim the throne.

His people have hidden from the rest of the world for generations. But when the discovery of a mysterious Atlas reveals forgotten lands and peoples, Bowmark begins to question his culture's traditions and laws. His unavoidable future seems grim and pointless when contrasted with another world full of unique civilizations populated with other intelligent species and marvelous creatures.

Meanwhile new threats arise from the depths, hidden enemies emerge from within, and soon everything and everyone Bowmark knows and loves will be changed forever.

Torn between a desire to fulfill his duty, and his empathy for others, Bowmark must use all his intelligence and courage to navigate an uncertain future.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Light, sweet fantasy romance.

So I read this and aside from all the yucky kissing, the short book was fun.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019


I'm excited that I tried and succeeded in obtaining LCCN, Library of Congress Control Numbers for The Scarred King I, The Scarred King II, The Scarred King III, and Killing the Siij. Now libraries and schools can order the books.

Saturday, January 5, 2019

News Release from Geralyn Wichers

A local author’s new science fiction story has a deeply personal bent to it.
No, Geralyn Wichers has never helmed a covert expedition through an interdimensional portal, but like Charlane, exarmy officer and lead character, she never feels quite good enough.
“As women today, we face pressure from every side,” says Geralyn. “Be it our career hopes, expectations of family, or body image, it’s everywhere. It’s right on the phone in our hand. No wonder so many of us live with anxiety.”
Bridger: a Dystopian Serial is a science-fiction story told in episode form. It’s set in a world bled dry by global war and swiftly running out of resources. With her mental health and career in shambles, Char has left the army for a remote research facility.
But when a humanoid creature from another world appears, Char agrees to helm a covert mission to follow the creature back to his world. The mission: find new resources and gain an edge in the war. But an encounter with her estranged husband leaves Char torn between saving her country and saving the love she didn’t know still lived.
As she wrote, Geralyn felt a kinship with Char, who had given everything she had to advance her career.
“Char thought if she just got one more promotion, she’d feel worthy of love and respect,” Geralyn says. “In my own life, I catch myself thinking ‘if I would just lose a few pounds, if I would get nicer clothes, if I wasn’t working a deadend job—then people would like me.’”
But this isn’t a morality tale. Geralyn leads readers on a cross-world adventure full of danger, lies and romance. Visit to read and subscribe.

Excerpt from The Scarred King I

The Scarred King I is due to come out on April 1

The two faced each other again. CrunchIt repeated, “What are you training for now? What are all of you training for?” 
Bowmark’s throat tightened. “I don’t want to kill anybody. Not even that pig’s anus.” 
“Then you want to die.” 
“No, I don’t want to die.” 
“Presumed, those are your only two choices.” 
“I don’t—I don’t—” 
You are choosing to become a pile of ash. And you’re condemning me. Do you think My King won’t pitch me onto the hot lava after you for failing to train you properly?” 
Bowmark struggled to breathe. “He wouldn’t. He hates the Disc.” 
“We all hate the Disc. That’s the point. Why else is My King secure on his throne?” CrunchIt grabbed Bowmark’s chin and wrenched his face up. “Listen to me. RaiseHim has caught the fish your net refuses to see. You need to be able to do anything, anything, to win. If he takes you out even before you get on the Disc, who do you think is going to win?” 
Bowmark pulled his chin from the guard’s fingers and backed a step. “You think RaiseHim will be the challenger.” 
“I know RaiseHim will be the challenger. Unless you take him out before the proving. Unless you change. If both of you end up on the Disc, RaiseHim will become My King and I will obey him like I obey all the Protocol. And. You’ll. Be. Ash.” 
Bowmark whipped out his knife and charged CrunchIt. 
The guard clouted him on the temple. Bowmark staggered backward and fell on the pile of driftwood. 
You fool!” CrunchIt shouted. “Why would you do a frontal attack with a knife on someone who is bigger than you and has a longer reach? If you want to kill me, what weapons should you use? What weapons?” 
Bowmark choked out. “Spears. Arrows. Rocks. Ranged weapons.” 
“What has My King uselessly tried to teach you about anger?” 
“If you get angry, you die.” 
“What did you just demonstrate?” 
“If you get angry, you die.” Anger still thrummed through his veins, but Bowmark tried to suppress the narrowed vision, the narrowed thinking.