It was about here that I really decided I wanted to be a writer, I guess. Or maybe I decided that it was actually possible. I had published His Robot Girlfriend as a free ebook, and I put out Princess of Amathar as an ebook. I was an author.
I realized that The Steel Dragon was way to big to ever be accepted by a publisher, so I split it into it’s three parts and sent them off, trying to get them published as a trilogy. The rejection slips started pouring in.
I was speding so much time sending out letters and queries that I didn’t have too much time to write, but I wanted to write something, so I made up a little story, inspired a bit by Lemony Snicket’s Series of Unfortunate Events. I really liked how the character of Lemony Snicket was part of the story, even though he didn’t appear to be. I set my story in the fantasy world I had created to play Dungeons and Dragons with my kids. The same world that I had written a play set in, performed by the thespians at Brown JHS. Thus Eaglethorpe Buxton and the Elven Princess was created. I had so much fun that I wrote Eaglethorpe Buxton and the Sorceress, based on the aforementioned play.