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Month: December 2018

Who’s the Lord of Columbia Series For?

 

Everyone should read my book!!!! That’s what every author thinks about their latest masterpiece. Well, good for them that they’re confident enough to say this but in actuality their sheer ignorance is astounding. I’ll be the first to tell you that the target audience my Lord of Columbia Series is for would be a minute number of people, as all books are.

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Lord of Columbia’s Connections with Ohio, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania

They call it the Tri-State Area, consisting of Eastern Ohio, the north panhandle of West Virginia, and Southwest Pennsylvania.

Historically, these are old steel mill regions whose factories time forgot.

Some counties in Ohio are Jefferson, Harrison, Columbiana, Belmont, and Guernsey. Counties in West
Virginia are Hancock, Brooke, Ohio, Marshall, Wetzel, and in Pennsylvania, Beaver, Allegheny, and Washington.

There isn’t much to see in the viewing area, except the abandoned mills and factories dotting the river. Yet, there’s another side to the Tri-State Area. A brigher side.

Whether it’s the breathtaking landscape seen beyond the river itself, of endless forest, hills, and countryside, or simply familiarity and pride of hailing from a once legendary vierwing area.

Just seek out the following.

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Wintersville, Ohio: The Village that Inspired Northern Knights’ Setting

Main Street, Wintersville, facing west.

My hometown of Wintersville, Ohio inspired Northern Knights’ setting. The village sits just west of neighboring Steubenville, Ohio, about forty miles west of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

It’s the village I often refer to as the Lost Horizons due to its breathtaking scenery where views of the sunset are so epic they’ll give you goosebumps.

The village is also a gateway to the vast countryside, leading to tiny towns like Richmond, Ohio (population 471) just off State Route 152, close to my old high school of Edison, home of the Wildcats.

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Summit University Hotspots: The Six South Columbian Complexes

The main setting in Northern Knights is Summit University, so I’m going to spend a few articles talking about this awesome university which was inspired by two main places, Hogwarts from the Harry Potter Series and Kent State University, where I spent a year studying.

The area the university is set in was inspired by my hometown of Wintersville, Ohio, which I’ll discuss in another article and many of the locations spoken of in Northern Knights are from Wintersville, itself.

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Northern Knights: Episode I in the Lord of Columbia Series

Today you’re getting a bit of a treat; the book description for Episode I in the Lord of Columbia Series, Northern Knights:

You can buy Northern Knights by clicking the image.

Northern Knights Description

In Episode I of this new adult urban fantasy, Cain Riscattare is an arrogant and ignorant college athlete gifted in controlling the five classical elements when his life takes an unexpected twist.

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The Rundown: Lord of Columbia’s Quick Character Synopsis

Today I’m giving you all a rundown of a quick character synopsis on all my main cast in the Lord of Columbia Series. I’ll be releasing character profiles soon to give the reader a more in-depth look at all my main characters but today’s rundown will consist of each character, what inspired them, and their basic personality traits.

Keep in mind that to retain a sense of mystery surrounding a few characters, they won’t be mentioned in this rundown. Also, no spoilers will be given here as well other than the character’s personality and primary interests to the series.

Let’s get started:

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Shotball, the Greatest Sport in the World…Someday

 

As mentioned in my influences article I created a sport termed shotball, a mixture of American and Association Football, Rugby Union, and Hockey. While it’s going to be a while before shotball becomes the greatest sport in the world someday, this is an interesting game that can be played in a variety of ways.

While many might believe I created shotball as a direct influence from J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter Series, which brought us Quidditch, the true story is I wrote down the rules for the sport long before the Lord of Columbia Series was even thought of.

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Northern Knights: The Modern American Revolution

To my reading audience, most of you are familiar with the American Revolution. If you’re American like I am, we learned this in American history and for my International audience, I’m sure you’ve covered this in world history. Today, I’m talking about how the Lord of Columbia Series is a modern American Revolution with an urban fantasy twist.

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Influences Behind Northern Knights

What Influenced Northern Knights, Book I in the Lord of Columbia Series?

It’s safe to say almost every author of every book series had something that influenced them to write their book series, and the Lord of Columbia Series is no different in that regard.

Today, I’m talking about the primary influences behind the Lord of Columbia Series, in this case Northern Knights and how they tie into this new adult urban fantasy series.

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The Skyehawk Chronicles

Do you love world history? Yes, no, maybe so, right? Well, do you love world history regarding fictional worlds and fictional historical characters set in a land where magic exists?

A little world-building, might I add?

Okay, I got your attention, because along with my premier Lord of Columbia Series where you can buy the First Trilogy on all bookstore outlets, there’s also a nice little freebie series I have over on Prolific Works called the Skyehawk Chronicles.

The Skyehawk Chronicles discusses historical characters that are mentioned in the Lord of Columbia Series in passing but play a relevant role to the world history of Gaia, the setting of both Lord of Columbia and Neo Skyehawk.

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