Some A**hole in Pajamas Talks about Writing
Part instructive, part comedic, part autobiography, this book details some of Xero’s takes not only on the art of storytelling and world-building, but also his views on Geek culture, self-care for the creative mind, and how the world needs more writers.
Inside you’ll find the collected articles of this author, as well as some of his favorite writing exercises and story prompts for you to try out in your spare time. Includes the 10-part World-Building Series!
Forewords by Michael Terracciano (Dominic Deegan, Star Power) and Joe Campos.
When the Man Comes Around
1. The divine or supernatural disclosure to humans of something relating to human existence or the world as it truly is.
2. The reason Mal is about to have a *very* bad day.
Mal really enjoys the life he’s made for himself in Houston. He runs a flower shop, plays guitar in a local band, and has a great appreciation for the city’s night life; night life that includes creatures of the supernatural realm. It’s hardly surprising. He’s a Demon, after all. Try not to hold that against him.
It’s a real pity for Mal though, as an old friend, a dogged police investigation, and even Death himself pop in to completely upend his happy lifestyle. The week that follows will prove to be a clash of Heaven, Hell, and Heavy Metal as the city of Houston begins groaning under the weight of something terrible approaching, and Mal is given only two options:
Fix the problem, or have his last trip to Earth cut fatally short.
The Rhyme of the Golden Aegis
On the world of Calopa, magic and technology share an uneasy balance. When a mysterious child is discovered by a simple airship crew, that balance, and their lives, are put in peril. Past horrors and new conspiracies threaten, and through it all one prize is sought above all others: the answer to the riddle known as “The Rhyme of the Golden Aegis”.
Elsewhere on Calopa
Containing a wealth of short stories and writer insights, Elsewhere on Calopa puts together the novellas Tales of Calopa: The Fahlworth Papers, Tales of Calopa: Tuning the Orchestra, as well as The Lost Tragedy of Jacob Hadrick and Chronometry.
Complete with maps, glossary, and timeline, Elsewhere on Calopa is an intimate look at the world readers were introduced to in The Rhyme of the Golden Aegis, and takes you on a journey away from the main story to peer at Calopa’s past … while laying the groundwork for its future.
Tales of Calopa: A Tattooed Heart
Set eighteen years before the events of The Rhyme of the Golden Aegis, A Tattooed Heart follows Maxill Chandle, “Max” to his friends, thanks; a young man living the care-free existence of a sailor of the skies and seas, whose only worry is how to spend his coin when he makes that next port.
But after a stop for a friendly game of cards goes horribly wrong, Max finds himself forced into a job for some dangerous men, with dire consequences if he refuses or fails. Without friends, without a weapon, and without an out, Max must rely on his wits and more than a bit of luck if he’s going to get through the next twenty-four hours alive, let alone get paid for his trouble.
Short Stories and Poetry (collection)
. . .and more.