Hello there, boys and girls. And there, you thought I was dead. Far from it, still kicking and alive. Some major life changes lately... and the biggest change of them all -- Oko has been finished. I received some flattering reviews from large agencies. Unfortunately, they don't know what to do with Oko. I will continue searching for my fortune, and other adventures.
Thanks to all of you that have supported Oko this far. It's pleasant to log in a year later and see that you haven't plummeted into oblivion in the ratings. I have now uploaded the revised version... sporting some trimming and more to the point plot for those of you wanting to read further into the story. It is here. I love you all! Thanks for your feedback and support. Please write me with inquiries, I look forward to diving back into authonomy and reviewing books again. Toodles!
Fall was a time of something incredible happening to me: I co-wrote a play and it was produced. It is an entirely different feeling altogether to see your characters and ideas come to such literal life. The acting was incredible, and I had goosebumps that had nothing to do with the autumn chill (and chilly it was). A local newspaper gave us a review, you can read it here:
That partially explains my long absence, but it's not everything -- the truth is writing Oko wore me down so much that I barely wrote a chapter in two months.
I'm back on the horse, however, and ready to finish this sucker! Things are getting more exciting... :)
As far as authonomy goes, I tend to leave honest comments, so if you're not looking for those, please be warned. I'm always out to help and share my knowledge, and also to learn things in return from this wonderful community of talented people!
I will post more chapters, as well as the polished old chapters once "Oko" is done. Thanks for being so patient and supportive, you guys really are the best readers ever.
BTW, my newest published short story is now available to buy (along with other pretty cool stories) in Leading Edge Magazine at
It's in the newest issue #62 called "Friend Inc." The name of my story is "Suume", it's in the prose section.
You can buy a print version, but many of you are not in US, so if you're really curious to read it, a PDF version is easier (not to mention cheaper, they're selling them at $2).
Don't worry if you don't, it's not self-published, so I don't get any of the profits ;) I just happen to be fond of this little story and it's kind of sad I don't have the rights to share it as I please anymore.
Wine and cheese for all you wonderful bookworms!
Neil Gaiman - American Gods
Jacqueline Carey - Santa Olivia, Kushiel's Series
Brandon Sanderson - Mistborn Series
Maria Semenova - Wolkodav (Wolfhound)
Andrew Davidson - Gargoyle
Terry Pratchett (he's the man)
Sergei Lukyanenko - Nightwatch
Patrick Rothfuss - The Name of the Wind
Cathleen Duey - Skin Hunger
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