For those who don’t know, I run this show! That doesn’t necessarily mean that I’m the best of my writers, just the one who gets paid the least. If we’re being honest here, I don’t recall a time I didn’t want to be a writer and almost everything I’ve done in life has been stepping stones toward that path. Right up until I signed my first publishing contract with a publisher that shall remain nameless. It was at that point that I decided I wanted to do things my way and my dream shifted from being just an author to being an author who helps and/or publishes others authors. So far, it’s working out way better.
When it comes to fantasy, I’m a huge fan of Margaret Weiss and Tracy Hickman. Krynn, their writing world, was my inspiration for how I wanted to run Vosteros and how I wanted to run TNM Publishing. Basically, I wanted one world with lots of things that pertain to it. I wanted books, games, movies, the works. I wanted to create a writing world that would be used to fuel an entire empire. I’m not there yet, but I’m getting closer by the day!
So yeah, if you’re a big convention goer and you see the emblem of The Box on Fire, that’s probably me at the booth (I may or may not be bearded). You should come say hi. I thoroughly enjoy talking to fans and fellow writers. It gives me the warm and fuzzies.
At The Box on Fire, I write The Ballad of Bayan Stormhammer.