Category Archives: Connections

Themes and real life connections for the Okal Rel Universe with the world of ideas and the lives of its creators.

How Do You Start an Epic?

Starting to serialize the Okal Rel Saga, I felt bad about giving artist Jeff Doten so many “talking heads” to illustrate. The truth is, a lot of the first chapter introduces characters and setting. Most writers’ workshops would dump all … Continue reading

Posted in Connections, Okal Rel Saga | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Visiting Amel

Book 9 of the Okal Rel Saga begins with Sam, barely married, but separated from Amel by war. This morning, preoccupied with work, grief and money, I did not want to get up and face my rel. What is an … Continue reading

Posted in Connections, Reading | Leave a comment

Blood Makes Lousy Detergent: An Interview with Lynda Williams

Blood Makes Lousy Detergent: An Interview with Lynda Williams.

Posted in article, Connections | Leave a comment

One of My Favorite Things

My family are all story-lovers. Among the greatest tributes I have ever earned for the Okal Rel Saga, will always rank the gifts from my daughters, and the beautiful touches like this Okal Rel wrapping paper. I am almost 100% … Continue reading

Posted in Connections, Kindred Spirits | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment