Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
About Deviant Artist Member Daniel BensenMale/Bulgaria Recent Activity
Deviant for 8 Years
Needs Premium Membership
Statistics 442 Deviations 5,701 Comments 56,755 Pageviews

Newest Deviations

Random Favourites

Activity


www.thekingdomsofevil.com/?p=4…

This is a big podcast this week with three people working in the Pathfinder (…don’t say ‘oeuvre,’ don’t say ‘oeuvre’…) universe! It’s Josh Vogt, Stephanie Lorée, and Gary Kloster.

Dungeons and Dragons Version 3.5

The fans are more knowledgeable than the authors

Paizo Inc. 

I would love to have a whole dedicated group of people to tell me who wrong I am

Gary’s serialized story, The Gem

Gen Con

The easiest way to get to the top of the mountain is write, submit, and always say “yes.”

Tim Pratt

Tor and Pathfinder

Sam Sykes, Max Gladstone, Ed Greenwood, Lian MercielWendy Wagner

The built-in audience is phenomenal

Enter the Janitor out now!

Launching at Denver Comic Con!

Ginny & The Ouroboros by Stephanie Lorée

Hell’s Rebels

Steam and Sourcery

Josh Vogt crying!

www.thekingdomsofevil.com/?p=4…

This week I’m talking with Tiffani Angus, author of “The Final Voyage of the World’s Oldest Time Traveller,” in Athena’s Daughters Vol. 2, published by Silence in the Library. She’s also writing a dissertation (and a novel) about time travel in an English garden. Also…

The Clarion Writer’s Workshop

Killing Hitler (it never works)

The artist Ginger Breo

Witches Abroad (and the other Discworld Witches books with their elderly female protagonist)

My grandma was a badass

An Adventure by Elizabeth Morison and Frances Lamont

Tom’s Midnight Garden

A Traveller In Time by Alison Uttley

Moondial by Helen Cresswell

Lavender-Green Magic by Andre Norton

Cloud of Sparrows by Takashi Matsuoka

The Changeling Garden by Winifred Elze, which features a time-traveling Mayan and Another Guy!

In the Garden of Iden by Kage Baker

Gardens are the place where adult stuff happens…things that aren’t nice or nurturing or growy

Wikihistory by Dezmond Warzel

Thanks, Capability Brown!

The Inclosure Acts

Hey there, my arkadashi and arkadaşlar!

My Ottoman Bulgarian Historical Fantasy novel is finally ready for beta-reading and critiquing. 

You can find out more about CHARMING LIES here, but it's basically a love story and spy thriller (or magic-based cyberpunk?) set in 1520s Bulgaria during the Ottoman period. A local witch and a "battle enchanter" from Istanbul are both trying to foil the same evil plot and stumbling all over each other.

Here is the first chapter. If you're interested, I'd love to hear what you think. I would love any feedback from "you missed a comma" to "I cannot sympathize with the main character." Even if all you do is go through the story and make it with :) or :( or ?, that would be tremendously helpful.

As always, beta-readers will receive not only my everlasting gratitude, but a rad picture of the dinosaur of their choice! Yeah!


www.thekingdomsofevil.com/?p=4…

While at Eastercon, I kept hearing about “Other Londons”? There’s Un Lun Dun, A Darker Shade of Magic, a third example that proves my point…anyway who cares about London? I live in Sofia, and I’m thinking about Other Bulgarias.

Fortunately I don’t have to think long. Like everywhere else on the Balkans, Sofia is a layer-cake of various historical empires, from the Roman “Serdica” to the Byzantine “Triaditsa” to the Bulgarian “Sredets” to the Ottoman “Sofya.” Imagine a character whose magic power it is to hold an object and transport herself to the an alternate history that split from ours at the time of that object’s manufacture.

“I enter the Sveta Sofia, and find it’s grown. A huge, decrepit dome rises now caps the building like a broken eggshell, and water drips onto secondary roofs of timber and cloth. No metal or plastic, which is a bad sign. A shaven-headed boy in black robes uses a bronze sickle to beheads a dove right in front of me. Which is probably a worse sign.”

www.thekingdomsofevil.com/?p=4…

You may not be aware that my best buddy Arianne “Tex” Thompson has published her second book, Medicine for the Dead. We’re using it as an example how authors improve from one work to another. Now bear with me. The shmoo part is going to make sense.

One Night in Sixes (the first book)

My wish for you is that you’ll always look back on your earlier work and think it sucks.

Don’t be like Vegeta

Reviews of Medicine for the Dead and Kingdoms of Evil. Which are worse??

Oceania has always been at war with Eastasia

I finally whip out the shmoos?

K strategy and R strategy

Selection bias

I recently wrote a novella

Wonderful, Awful Ideas every Friday!

Dare I dream of a second alternate history fan?

A. Lee Martinez and Daryl Gregory

I don’t suppose I need to link to Terry Pratchett, do I?

Or Lois McMaster Bujold’s Vorkosiverse? (Including Ethan of Athos! Come for the man-love, stay for the telepathy!)

The Paralysis of Freedom

Are you tuned in to the rustling of the sea urchins?

 

Dan Koboldt! (he knows about archery)

Bokken in the back seat

www.thekingdomsofevil.com/?p=4…

This is a big podcast this week with three people working in the Pathfinder (…don’t say ‘oeuvre,’ don’t say ‘oeuvre’…) universe! It’s Josh Vogt, Stephanie Lorée, and Gary Kloster.

Dungeons and Dragons Version 3.5

The fans are more knowledgeable than the authors

Paizo Inc. 

I would love to have a whole dedicated group of people to tell me who wrong I am

Gary’s serialized story, The Gem

Gen Con

The easiest way to get to the top of the mountain is write, submit, and always say “yes.”

Tim Pratt

Tor and Pathfinder

Sam Sykes, Max Gladstone, Ed Greenwood, Lian MercielWendy Wagner

The built-in audience is phenomenal

Enter the Janitor out now!

Launching at Denver Comic Con!

Ginny & The Ouroboros by Stephanie Lorée

Hell’s Rebels

Steam and Sourcery

Josh Vogt crying!

AdCast - Ads from the Community

Comments


Add a Comment:
 
:iconzimices:
Zimices Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Hobbyist
Happy birthday! :party:
Reply
:iconsinornithosaurus:
Sinornithosaurus Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday!
Reply
:icondragontunders:
Dragontunders Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Hobbyist
Happy Birthday 1st Emoticon: Happy Birthday 
Reply
:iconrodlox:
Rodlox Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014
Happy Birthday to you.  enjoy,
Reply
:iconbensen-daniel:
bensen-daniel Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014
Thanks
Reply
:iconevenape:
Evenape Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Happy belated birthday good sir! :)
Reply
:iconbensen-daniel:
bensen-daniel Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014
Belated? Maybe you mean "early" :) My birthday's not until the 23rd. But thank you!
Reply
:iconevenape:
Evenape Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Yep, I realised afterwards that it was still the 21st, and thus I'm 2 days early xD

just, happy birthday good sir :D
Reply
:iconmanticorewarrior21:
ManticoreWarrior21 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Happy Birthday
Reply
Add a Comment: