I began writing The End of Old Ways back in 2005. It took me a several years before I fully understood what I was trying to do with writing this story and with the help of several people as both inspiration and motivation, I refined my skills and learned from a great many mistakes. During that time I began to ask myself the who's, what's, when's and every other set of questions I could about the history and future of this set of novels. Over the last several years, I have been working on various other stories, about 12 more, along with trying my best to perfect this single one. This first book of The End of Old Ways is only just the beginning and there will be plenty more to come. I can only hope that anyone who wishes more from me can find the patience to stick with me. I will try my best to get the chapters of this story out to you all as well as all of the others.

Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I do actually.It was when I was about 11 years old. I was staying overnight at a friends house and we were trying to scare each other with ghost stories. I came up with a really good one and my buddy told me that I should write it down so that I can scare his little brother with it. I did write it down but only a few days later I ended up throwing it away. At that time, I was not a fan of reading, or writing for that matter, books in any shape or form. It was not until a little more than a decade later that I even thought that I could even be any good at all with storytelling.
What is your writing process?
My writing process? Well, in the past it was extremely lengthy as I felt that I had to do it all on my own. After meeting my talented editor and reviewer, I have been able to cut out a lot of time. Today, I write the story out completely and though that takes more time to get individual books out I personally like it because I feel like I can guarantee that I can give any fans the whole story quicker from the release of book 1 to the last. After I write the original story I take some time to work on another before returning with a fresh mind to perform what I call a rewrite, adding in and taking out things that do not quite fit and correcting mistakes that I can find.From there I send it to my reviewer who reads over each book and lets me know how he feels the story flows and how much sense it makes given the era of the story. Once I get my review I do a reread to correct any mistakes my reviewer found and to read it again and make sure that what I wrote makes sense to the flow of the story still. I then send it to my editor, who right now is a wonderful young lady who is in college to gain her major in English. She is kind enough to read through it and make grammar corrections for me and has even done a wonderful job of adding or editing story bits that flow perfectly with what I originally wrote. She has advised me on a great many things and because of her I am a better writer and storyteller. After she returns my documents to me I go through another read, adding and subtracting bits and pieces. It is only at that time that I feel that I can release it to my audience.
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A Time of Revenge
Series: The End of Old Ways, Book 7. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 75,170. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
7th and last installment of The End of Old Ways series. The hunt for Rubious will come to an end as the final battle begins. Will the cost of war be too much to handle?
Dawn of the New Empires
Series: The End of Old Ways, Book 6. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 82,240. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Time is running out and events are moving quickly. Alliances are being formed and armies are on the move. Mach is preparing for inevitable conflict that would bring him face to face with the man who took everything from him. But will he be able to withstand the Power that Rubious has obtained? The journey continues in book 6 as Mach continues the hunt for the Stones and Rubious.
Rebrith of the Dragon Phoenix
Series: The End of Old Ways, Book 5. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 97,170. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
King Rubious has vanished but the search for the Stones must continue. One of the Stones may lie to the far north of the Sedan Kingdom, but the Guardians of that Stone may not wish to part with it. The journey continues in book 5 as Mach continues his quest for ending the Old Laws and ending the reign of King Rubious.
Shadows of Ruins Past
Series: The End of Old Ways, Book 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 97,380. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
The journey continues in book 4 as Mach Derune and company seek out the Stones of Magic. A new ally has come to King Rubious, and with it a new Power will be fought for. The Stones are not the only relic of Power in the Empire Seas and now the King of Sirunre is on the move The time has come for Mach to join up with his allies to try and finish what he started. But will he have the Strength?
Allies of The Past
Series: The End of Old Ways, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 103,680. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
The journey continues. Knowledge of the Stones whereabouts has been gained, along with much needed man power. But the fight against King Rubious will still be harder than any one person cares to try. Allies are needed. On the path to gain control of one of the Legendary Stones, Mach finds himself contacting a group of people who were once Allies to the Mages of old. Can he barter an alliance?
Renewal of Royal Lines
Series: The End of Old Ways, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 125,120. Language: English. Published: December 24, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
The journey continues. Four of the Stones of Magic have been found, one of which is now in the possession of Mach and his crew. But the location of the other three are not known.But hope remains still to find them before Rubious, and that hope lies with a rumor. The Last Mage village may have the answers Mach seeks, but while there, he will find more answers than he had questions for.
The Stones of Magic
Series: The End of Old Ways, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 116,800. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
The beginning to the end. The last three hundred years has not been kind to the Mages of the Empire Seas region and in a world where having magic or magical items could get you executed on the spot, one group of individuals have set out to find and protect seven magical Stones that, in the hands of the enemy, could destroy everything.

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