It’s been four years since I released A Demon in the Desert and to celebrate, I’m doing a a month long giveaway. For all of June, you can get A Demon in the Desert for free in your choice of epub or mobi formats. I know by now that my first book was pretty rough but it got me started. It helped me start on a path to make me feel like a real person again and I’ll always be proud of that. Happy anniversary to my big green son.
Another Dental GoFundMe
This time, it’s for my partner. They need all their wisdom teeth out and need it done as quickly as possible.
A Few Updates
Hey y’all! Blog’s been a bit quiet lately. Apologies. I come bearing a few updates, however!
New Patreon Story!
Hey, y’all! Got a new Patreon short story up today about a boy and the monster in his closet. You can read it and more for just $1. And below the story is a public poll asking for your favorite orcs. I’ve only had two votes and one comment and I kind of need the comments more. So toss a vote and shout out your favorite orc!
Dental Work GoFundMe
Hey, y’all. I’m in pretty serious need of help with dental work and started a GoFundMe this weekend after my tooth started hurting Friday night. I managed to get into the dentist this morning and found out I have a non-draining abscess. I’ll be picking up antibiotics in a little while and I have an extraction set for next Wednesday. In the meantime, I could really use help getting the money together for all this dental work I need.
An Interview with Ashe Armstrong
Much love to the Fantasy Inn folks for letting me yammer on.
Today, we have with us Ashe Armstrong, author of Grimluk, Demon Hunter series.
Hello Ashe, welcome to the Inn! First of all, how are you and how have you been?
Doin’ alright. Think I’m finally getting over the last of this lingering cold.
Let’s kick off with a bang. You write books about a big ol’ demon-hunting orc. For those you might not be familiar with those, can you tell us a little bit about Grimluk and how he came to be?
Grimluk was originally going to be a swashbuckling orc with a claymore. An idea I still may use but I was discussing the idea with a friend one night and I just went, “Hey, so, what if I make him a gunslinger?” My friend’s response was “Fuck yes!” and then ideas just started pouring out.
It’s been around three and a half years since your debut novel, A…
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New Patreon Content
Hey y’all. I just wanted to post a little update talking about some of the new stuff up on my Patreon. For the past little while, I’ve been working on the much-maligned Ranger class for D&D fifth edition. I recently posted the first pass for a chunk of the subclasses, with two more to come individually. I also tried my hand at giving the Storm Herald subclass for the Barbarian an overhaul, along with a few other Fighter subclasses. I will also be starting an adventure module this year that I’ve had bouncing around my head for a while. It’ll be big on story and very orc-centric. Because I have a brand.
For fans of Grimluk, though, I’ve posted a few snippets from what I’ve been writing on Grimluk 4 (and the first draft is now over the 10,000 word mark), along with a worldbuilding post on time, and a new post today that will start a series of worldbuilding posts on the races of Arkod, beginning with elves!
On top of all that, I’ll be trying to get some new cooking posts going and I’m hoping to start a new trend revolving around Fantasy foods, along with any diabetic friendly foods I find. I’m going to try and begin doing fantasy foods by doing a potentially easy recipe from The Demons Within: goat jerky. I’m pretty sure I can get goat meat from a local butcher, so it should be doable.
And a reminder, I do take requests for content. I recently added a new request tier for $5 where I make a magic item for your game. I still have the idea request tier, too, where you can request a story or a topic for me to talk about for $25. You get access to all content for just $1, though, and my gratitude.
So come check it all out and feel free to leave comments and questions!
2018 r/Fantasy Stabby Award Nominations!
Hey all! With it being Christmas weekend, I figured I’d take a moment to remind everyone of the group Holiday Sale going on right now and also inform the reddit savvy of you that r/Fantasy’s 2018 Stabby Nominations thread is live! You can nominate for The Demons Within for Best Self-Published/Indie Novel of 2018 and/or nominate the cover, from the ever talented Bob Kehl, for Best Artwork of 2018! Voting will begin on December 29th and then maybe we can get me a damn KNIFE AWARD!
Hey, y’all! I’m pleased to announce that I’m teaming up with some fine folks to run a sale for the month of December. From now until December 31st, A Demon in the Desert is 99 cents and Demon Haunted is half-off! For those new to my writing, the Grimluk, Demon Hunter series is about the titular orc and his adventures in a fantasy western land. A reader once described Grimluk as “the lovechild of Clint Eastwood and Hellboy”.
Orctober: The End
Here we are at the end of Orctober. Nothing for today except a farewell and my AMA on r/Fantasy. Come and join, hang out with me, scream about Castlevania season 2 or Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.
I hope you enjoyed your Orctober this year and I hope you have a happy Halloween!