Fire of Norea novel excerpt: Hanging out with Robin Goodfellow

Excerpt from "1993", in which Norea, about 10 years old, was given a sleep aid before running away from home. After a particularly bizarre dream involving a talking praying mantis, she wakes again, perhaps still inside a dream: Norea rubbed her eyes. “Speak very quietly now,” a warm voice softly instructed her. “Why?” She shook... Continue Reading →

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That Time I Met Satan, A Character Of My Own Imagining…

In the Hebrew Bible, he was simply Satan, but rarely that. In apocryphal (non-canonical) literature, Jewish writers referred to him as Sammael, Asmodeus, Satanael, Belial or Beelzebub. Later Christians called him "the Devil" and then "Lucifer." Folk tales of the Middle Ages gave him names like Old Horny, Old Hairy, Black Bogey, Lusty Dick, Gentleman Jack,... Continue Reading →

Self-reflection as Creation in Apocryphon of John

Apocryphon of John contains one of the most complete and detailed narrations of a gnostic cosmogony, explaining how the invisible and visible realms emanated from the original monad in a highly sophisticated narrative. The tractate takes the form of the popular "apocryphal acts of the apostles," after the Greek "romances", pseudepigrapha attributed to the disciple John,... Continue Reading →

Angelology in “Fire of Norea”

This blog contains excerpts and commentary from the developing the novel, beginning with "excerpt 1": Fire of Norea: From Ashes, first excerpt. A new blog will be published periodically, up until publication. Please leave feedback, this is a work in progress! Thank you for your interest. For more information, please visit our Official Fire of Norea Facebook Page,... Continue Reading →

NaNoWriMo nearly finished!

Sorry, I know it's been a while since I've posted a blog...well, okay, no one's sorry about that, are they? I blog to increase web presence for my novel, so, when it's finished, I'll have resources, complete with history, in place to advertise my product. Good news today, however! A reason to blog! I've been... Continue Reading →

Enoch: Culture Hero, Antediluvian Authority, Divine Man

 This blog contains excerpts and commentary from the developing the novel, beginning with "excerpt 1": Fire of Norea: From Ashes, first excerpt. A new blog will be published periodically, up until publication. Please leave feedback, this is a work in progress! Thank you for your interest. For more information, please visit our Official Fire of Norea Facebook Page, Twitter or... Continue Reading →

Fire of Norea: From Ashes, first excerpt

This blog contains excerpts and commentary from the developing the novel, beginning with "excerpt 1": Fire of Norea: From Ashes, first excerpt. A new blog will be published periodically, up until publication. Please leave feedback, this is a work in progress! Thank you for your interest. For more information, please visit our Official Fire of Norea Facebook Page, Twitter or... Continue Reading →

First look at Norea

Nothing special today, just announcing the launch of the Fire of Norea blog and the Fire of Norea Facebook page. This blog will contain chronological, serialized excerpts of the novel, beginning with "excerpt 1": First Look: Novel Begins. A new excerpt will be released weekly until the first section of the book is public. For more information, check out Who... Continue Reading →

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