James Garvin was born in Louisville, Kentucky. He has always been an avid reader and creator of strange stories since his youth. After moving to Texas, he got into playing AD&D and creating worlds and characters for his players to enjoy. His goal was to write fiction and make video games. The first story, Blood City Chronicles: The Black Petal, was well received by readers and is a good stepping stone into the character driven worlds he creates. His first game, Skullforge: The Hunt, will be released in 2015.
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Skullforge: The Destined One (Chapter 2)
by James Garvin
After the incident at Westmorland Castle, Desinarious (Desi) Cornerstone has to decide her next course of action. This takes her down a path of deceit, violence, and complicated family situations. This action packed second chapter in the Skullforge: The Destined One series will leave you wanting more as you follow Desi towards her ultimate fate.
Skullforge: The Destined One (Chapter 1)
by James Garvin
The first chapter in the Skullforge series. Follow the life of elven adventurer Desi Cornerstone as she makes her journey though the dangerous world of deceit, violence, and revenge. Chapter 1 opens the door to her early life and the events that shape who she will become. This ten part series is a prequel to the upcoming video game Skullforge: The Hunt.
Blood City Chronicles: The Black Petal
by James Garvin
It's the year 2145, a lone crime fighter stumbles upon a woman's body in an alley and takes it upon himself to find her killer. In this cyberpunk detective adventure, it's a race against time to find the killer before they strike again. What he finds is that everything is not as it seems.
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Smashwords book reviews by James Garvin
- You Want To Be An Online Freelancer... Now What?
on Oct. 01, 2015
I reviewed this on Goodreads and figured I'd throw my review up here as well since I figure someone shopping around on Smashwords may want a bit of insight as well. I had been wanting to become self-employed since I was in high school, but always had this fear based on society's expectations about how we go about making money. My family also pushed me to avoid doing this, and so I joined the "rat race" for many years before finally getting the courage to branch out on my own. Even now, it still is an uphill battle, but reading books like this one really helps keep me mentally grounded.
As we sort through the complicated world of being self-employed, the most difficult aspect of it is to find good, valuable information that can help us plan better and avoid the all too common mistakes of being a freelancer. Eeva Lancaster's book really helps put the whole process in perspective. By relating her own personal experience in her journey to be a freelancer she connects the dots in a way that we can easily relate to. I'm normally not into these sorts of books, but I found this particular story to be rich with information and almost a parallel to my own experience in being self-employed. The best part about the whole experience is she doesn't paint herself as better than the reader and instead tries to empathize with our own experience.
It's really a great read and full of information and commentary which will point someone who is about to pursue being an online freelancer in the right direction while also informing those who may be sitting on the fence. Make no mistake, being self-employed is no easy task, but you can't go wrong with having this book around as a guide and reference in your journey.