Magician’s Club – August 2023

The Grimoire: What’s up in Gaius Town?

I’ve got TWO announcements today, and I can’t wait to share them with you. But first!

What I’m working on daily?

I have three priorities right now. Is that too much? Probably. But that’s how it goes.

My first priority is editing. Right now, I’m editing Tales of a Vernian Youth preparing to release each Tale individually AND release Volume 1 (Tales 1-4) to retailers by the end of the year. I don’t know if I’ll make this goal, but I’m doing my best.

My other 2 priorities are writing ones.

I’m about a third of the way through writing Tales of a Vernian Youth Tale 5 (ToVY T5). In this tale, you can look forward to seeing Octavian and Replika have their own unique adventures and a whole different kind of magic than you’ve seen before in ToVY! I can’t wait to share this tale with you. As with the other tales, I will be serializing Tale 5 on Kindle Vella, Laterpress, and Ream. Once it’s complete, I’ll release Tale 5 direct only. Tale 5 will be included in Volume 2, which is currently planned to contain Tales 5-9.

Tale 4 is being released now with new episodes every Thursday!

But ToVY isn’t the only story I’m working on. I’m also continuing to work on Manifestation of Prophecy, which updates every Wednesday and Sunday. I’m 60% done with the writing, and this story is fleshing itself out SO nicely. I’m already hearing fans tell me they love Maliah and Jarith and can’t wait to see what happens next. I’m on track to finish releasing ManiProphy by the end of the year, which hopefully means I’ll get the ebook released in Q1 of 2024.

Back at HQ – ANnouncement #1!!!

I’m excited to announce that you can now join the Magician’s Club HQ for FREE! You’ll get access to all public posts as soon as they go live. If you’d love to get more frequent updates on my progress and behind-the-scenes peeks into my process, the HQ is the place to be. Once you create an account, all you have to do is click “FOLLOW“, as shown below.

And, as a special bonus, if you sign up at the HQ at any level (free or paid), I’ll send you a special bonus (keep reading for more details).

The HQ is hosted by Ream, a new subscription platform built BY authors. It’s author focused and reader driven! That makes it the ideal platform to start fostering our community of magicians. I look forward to seeing you there!

Life Updates

My neurologist has been working with my insurance to cover an infusion therapy that could help my pain levels. Unfortunately, the insurance refuses to cover it, even after our appeals. So we’re back to the drawing board.

Small fiber neuropathy is notoriously difficult to treat, and there are no options available to specifically treat it. However, some patients have seen benefits when taking a medication sometimes used for chronic pain. It’s, unfortunately, also not covered by insurance, so I’ll be paying out of pocket for it. I’m hoping to find a reasonably priced compounding pharmacy and get started soon.

It’s by no means a guarantee, but I’m doing my best to remain hopeful, despite the pain continuing to spread and increase in intensity.

In the face of this, I appreciate having an outlet to laugh. Writing stories with snark and humor is so therapeutic, and as an added bonus, I’ve got you here! Thanks for your support. ❤

The Crystal Ball: Recent Releases

I’m so excited to announce today that Tales of a Vernian Youth – Tale 1: The Magician and the Mechanical Doll is available for purchase starting right now!

The Magician and the Mechanical Doll

Tales of a Vernian Youth – Tale 1

Octavian, a promising graduate student of magic, is about to have his dreams shattered. As he activates his magical robot, Replika, the duo finds themselves thrust into an alternate reality of stuck doors and steam-powered tech. Little did Octavian know that his enigmatic research advisor, Teacher, held the technology to traverse realities! Octavian and Replika embark on a quest to uncover Teacher’s hidden secrets and find their way back home. Get started on this ridiculous magic adventure today!

For a limited time, if you sign up at the Magician’s Club HQ as a follower (for FREE), I will send you a coupon to get this ebook for free!

For those of you reading ahead, here’s what I released for you since the last Magician’s Club update! 

✨ Tales of a Vernian Youth ✨

  • (4.22) What Are The Progeny Building?
  • (4.23) Into the UnDome
  • (4.24) Independence From What
  • (4.25) The Truth About The Independence Project
  • (4.26) Sleep Is Important, Folx

🛸 A Little Bit of Chaos Theory 🛸

  • Episode 29: Crus and Castri talk, Auditor Mot catastrophizes, and a friendly dinner on the Paladrian

☄️Manifestation of Prophecy ☄️

  • Episodes 39-48 are available now!


Here are some things I’m currently enjoying.

READING: Stolen Sorcery & Other Misadventures by Annette Marie and Rob Jacobsen

TV: Whatever is on the At Home with Family Handyman channel

GAMING: The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

KINDLE VELLA STORY: Dark Stars by TL Ryder

Love & Light,


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