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Derek Siddoway

Season 3 Episode 3: Warrior’s Fate Watch Here Synopsis: King Ecbert visits the developing Viking settlement as the first harvest is sown and rebuffs criticism from his leading nobles. In Mercia, the Wessex/Viking forces charge at the battle at the Hill of the Ash. In Kattegat, Harbard arrives in the Great Hall and his mysterious …

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Season 3 Episode 2: The Wanderer (Watch here) Synopsis: Lagertha and Athelstan help to establish the Viking settlement in Wessex. Harbard, a mysterious wanderer, arrives in Kattegat, realizing the forewarned dreams of Aslaug, Siggy and Helga. Don’t let Lagertha’s peaceful, content face in the picture above fool you. While it didn’t compare to the infamous …

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Season 3 Episode 1: Mercenary (Watch here) Synopsis: Ragnar and Lagertha’s fleets depart Kattegat once more for Wessex but this time they bring settlers. King Ecbert hosts the Vikings and proposes a deal. Despite the misgivings of some of the other leaders, Ragnar leads his forces into battle once more, but this time as allies …

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Greetings everyone! Since the start of the new year, I’ve been busy working on Return to Shadow and getting back into the swing of things. Right now, I’m about halfway done with Part II. (If you haven’t yet, make sure to grab a copy of part one and tell me what you think when you …

What I’m reading: January 2015 Read More »

Ah, New Year’s. The holiday of nostalgia and sentimentality. A time for looking back and moving forward. Out with the old, in with the new. Since I get a free pass to indulge in said nostalgia and sentiments this time of year, I thought I’d get back into the swing of blogging after my hiatus …

My 2015 author resolutions Read More »

Sorry for the lack of posts lately — I’ve been busy slaving away at Return to Shadow, which I’m sure you’d all rather read anyway! Here’s a guest post from another author who writes in a similar western mashup genre to mine. Don’t forget to download her book for free! (It is the holiday season, after all, …

Guest Post: Kyra Halland on “Fantasy Westerns” Read More »

Where has the time gone? Tuesday (November 18) marks the 1 year publication anniversary for Out of Exile and subsequently, the one year mark of my career as a self-published author. So, although it’s not the new year yet, I still get to do some reflecting. It’s been a crazy ride and I’ve done things …

Looking back: One year of self-publishing Read More »

Believe it or not, on the rare occasion, I do something besides write in my free time. Although the last couple of days, it’s been hard to. I’m right in the middle of revising Return to Shadow Part I and I’ve had to force myself to stop revising when my allotted time is up. If …

Musings from the Heber Valley Cowboy Poetry Gathering Read More »

Howey awards at my desk

We won! And it was all because of your voting. Thanks to your hard work, we brought home not one, not two, but FOUR Howey Awards from IndieReCon — more than any other book or author! So, without further adieu: thank you, thank you and thank you again. I have the greatest fans in the world …

The 2014 IndieReCon Live Howey Awards Read More »

One technique I picked up after writing Out of Exile was to do profiles or sketches for my characters. This helps to keep basic information such as hair color, eye color, backstory and other things consistent. I’ve found with Return to Shadow that these character sketches are invaluable references and inspiration sources. To provide another shortcut, I …

Return to Shadow casting Read More »

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