Join host Adrian M. Gibson and sci-fi and fantasy cover artists Daniel Dociu, Alyssa Winans, Felix Ortiz and Priscilla Kim, as well as self-pub author and cover artist/designer Luke Tarzian, as they delve into the visual side of the books we read and love. Do you ever judge a book by its cover? During the panel, they discuss commissions and the step-by-step of a cover art project, working with publishers, artistic mediums, tattoos, the video game industry vs. publishing, book design and typography, promoting yourself as a cover artist and much more.
The World Maker Parable, by self-published author Luke Tarzian, is a prequel novella to his full-length debut Vultures. Set in the same world as Vultures, this novella is the first in his Adjacent Monsters series.
Reflecting on my favorite books of the year is one of my favorite December activities. Here are my top 10 reads in 2021.
Rhona is a faithful servant of the country Jémoon and a woman in love. Everything changes when her beloved sets the ravenous Vulture goddess loose upon the land. Forced to execute the woman she loves for committing treason, Rhona discovers a profound correlation between morality and truth. A connection that might save her people or annihilate them all…
Having read Tarzian’s freshman effort, I thought I had an idea of what to expect going into this one, a dark and twisted, mind-bending examination of the human psyche. And, to be fair, that’s mostly what I found. What surprised me, however, is how intimately I connected with the “parable” within.
Last week while I was doing my usual aimless scrolling through Twitter, I came across a call for any bloggers who wanted to participate in a secret project involving self published books, I knew I had to join in. It turns out that what Jodie from Witty & Sarcastic Book Club has envisioned is a Self-Published Authors Appreciation Week! So, join me today as I run you through 8 self-published books (and a few honorable mentions) that I think you should go ahead and add to your immediate TBR.
Hello all, and welcome to this week’s article for FanFiAddict’s series on Neurodivergence in Fiction. I cannot understate how appreciative I am for the overwhelming amount of support and enthusiasm I have seen for this series of mine; thank you! For the next several months we will be bringing you a guest post every Wednesday from a neurodivergent author. This will hopefully highlight some of the challenges that come with writing for a largely neurotypical audience, while also giving valuable insight to the craft itself and providing a window into the neurodivergent experience — at least through the lens of fiction.
Hello everyone and welcome to the cover reveal for Nathan Hall’s debut Fantasy/Horror novel, An Altar on the Village Green, book one of The Chained God series! I am really excited to read this book as soon as ARCs are available. From the amazing cover by Luke Tarzian, to the blurb, and the glowing endorsement from Sarah Chorn, excited might be an understatement.
I’ll admit that I am a little unsure how to approach this review. Vultures was one of the most unique approaches to storytelling that I have ever experienced. It was complex, dark, emotional, and raw. The characters are all nuanced and they practically bleed pathos. In many ways this was not an easy read. I was challenged as a reader in ways I haven’t been since Erickson’s Gardens of the Moon.
A little bit of a “in case you missed it” type post with full panel recordings. Check the promos above each video to see the topics and panelists. Hope you enjoy!