Shalaeyah! Welcome to the Spine of the Empire.

Shalaeyah means 'hello' in Tyra Tarkush. Tyra Tarkush is the first language in the world of my book series. 'The Spine of the Empire' in that same world is the communication network of the Empire, the organization and government of the races in the universe.

In this world, it is the website concerning all things related to my main book series, the Adventures of the Trinity and the One, and its world. Here you can find updates on the series, random musings, and in depth posts on pieces of the world.

The World

Whenever I reference 'my world', there's a lot that's going into it that may not be apparent to those uninitiated. It is a sprawling, complicated mythos that I have developed nearly all of my life. There is more than that can be explained in a paragraph or list, but here's a taste of what my world has teeming within it:

The Series

Set in that world is The Adventures of the Trinity and the One book series and most of my short stories. The series has eight books and counting. The series is broken up into sub-sets with specific themes and arcs.

The first set is called the 'The Beginnings', with the first book of the entire series being How to Stop Wildfire. 'The Beginnings' is about the initial formation of the divine group called the Trinity and the One, and true to name, that goes on adventures. It is a series of character studies and quirky adventures of the four unique cast members. Beyond that...not going to say!

Meet the core cast:

How do I get started?

Simple! You can contact me to get an e-copy of How to Stop Wildfire or visit its page find the link to order the print copy off of Lulu directly.

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Emerald Haze RELEASED!

Emerald Haze RELEASED!

Emerald Haze, the ninth book in the series, is done and ‘released’! It has been a long, strange journey getting here. It tested me and the characters in ways never before experienced. It was intense…very intense. But it’s over now. It is ready for consumption. I imagine there will be much discussion from Emerald Haze, and it will all be due for it. It’s a very…character driven book, despite it also existing at the ‘apex’ of a certain quest. The...

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🗓 03 Jun 2020
📁 Updates

Book Formatting Changes

Book Formatting Changes

Okay, so, a long time ago I shook up how I made the ePub versions of my books. Times changed. Many things changed, actually. It’s been over three years since then (!!). That’s a long time and in that time I’ve put out more books. I’m at nine now and going at ten. I’m at scale for managing my book copies. And at ‘scale’, I’ve experienced the pain with how I was doing things in the past with regards to...

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🗓 24 May 2020
📁 Publishing

Feelings on Faces (King's and Mine)

Feelings on Faces (King's and Mine)

Throughout my journeys with commissioning character portraits, a failure of mine has been put out into the open: my failure to really ‘see’ some of my characters faces (the Humanoid ones especially). This is a weakness of my visualization and my mind’s eye. I know it and accept it, but it’s also relatively well hidden. This weakness is hidden well because the original main characters don’t have ‘normal’ faces. Cyclone’s head is a skull that is underneath a striking helmet....

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🗓 22 May 2020
📁 Personal

Commissioned Portrait of Ramulein!

Commissioned Portrait of Ramulein!

After commissioning Reiesu for Marcus and Jessica and Nefertiti, the next character was High Chancellor Ramulein. This one was the hardest yet. I had/have a very, very fuzzy view of him. I knew…general things about what he looked like. Very general. Mostly the physical qualities of Sacon. Not…much else. For that reason and others, this was the longest back and forth. My…‘Resources’ So, before we get into WIPs, let’s talk about some of the resources I provided Reiesu. Beyond the...

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🗓 08 May 2020
📁 Media