Lore du Jour ~ Ruins

Photo by John K ~ Ruins

A serial writer’s notebook from the epic worlds of Lore

I love ruins. Don’t you? They’re so much more interesting than nice, tidy things!

I’m spending a lot of time among ruins in the new fantasy fiction series I’m writing, The Shadow Girl Saga. It’s funny — I like my characters, but it’s great fun to plunge them into one apocalyptic scene after another, each worse than the last. It brings out the best in them.

So, in that spirit, I thought I’d share this lovely photo of ruins with you. It’s from the infamous Alcatraz Prison, a surprisingly nice place to visit. Enjoy!

[Photo: Alcatraz Island, San Francisco, CA, USA]

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Photo by John K ~ The lore of everything

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Flowers for a friend

Photo by John K ~ Flowers for a friend

This beautiful garden scene is in memory of my dear friend Mary Purcell, who made this world a brighter place but left it much too soon.

Until we meet again Mary…

[Photo: Bellefield Garden at Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Museum and Library, Hyde Park, NY, USA]

Lore du Jour ~ New beginning

Photo by John K ~ New beginning

A serial writer’s notebook from the epic worlds of Lore

Hi again fantasy-fiction fans! I’ve been busy brewing up a new young-adult book series to be my labor of love for the next decade or two. The series is called Last of Lore and it fits neatly into the category of “apocalyptic epic sci-fi romance”. Think Hunger Games and Twilight meet Lord of the Rings.

The first Last of Lore book is entitled Shadow Girl and I’m writing it right now. Here’s how it starts:

On a doomed world near ours, in a time soon to come…

Vaam stood tall on a huge pile of rubble and looked out over the valley below. This plain had once been her people’s farmland, their granary. It was just desert now. Or something worse… it smelled of death. But at seventeen she was too young to know the lore of all that had come before her. And Vaam had a mission of her own.

I’d like to complete one of these books every year or two. I’ll post my progress. Wish me luck!

[Photo: Peacefield at the Adams National Historical Park, Quincy, MA, USA]

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