FREE for 5 days only on Amazon ~ The Lore Anthology (Kindle edition)

Photo by John K ~ The lore of everything

Fantasy-sci-fi-poetry fans… a strange and brave new world awaits! A saga for FREE (but not for long). The Lore Anthology on amazon.com

Now through Thursday, September 8 you can download this Kindle edition of all eight Lore of the Underlings episodes, a collection of epic adventures and colorful characters, for merely a click. Come explore the lyrical lands of the Lore, a bittersweet realm of gold and shadow told in classic style. Old-world words. New-world wit.

Click here: The Lore Anthology Kindle Edition

Here’s one reader’s review:

An enticing mix of Shakespeare and Tolkien, written for a third millennial audience. Exciting, mysterious, humorous. Lore of the Underlings moves along at a lyrical pace, deftly balancing dry wit and creepiness. Can’t wait to read more!

Latest Amazon Best Sellers Rank (for FREE ebooks):
#3 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Poetry > Epic

Join the quest. And may the Lore be with you…

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]

Announcing “Kid of Lore” ~ a new (free) ebook from Lore of the Underlings!

Get "Kid of Lore" from Smashwords.com

Hi sci-fi/fantasy-fiction fans! I’m pleased as punch to announce my latest tale from the world of Lore — a short-story ebook called Kid of Lore. Based in part on real events, it’s a misadventure set in 1970s New England that launches an unsuspecting eleven-year-old into an embattled universe beyond his wildest dreams.

And here’s the best part. You can get it for FREE right now (in your favorite format) from Smashwords.com…

CLICK HERE to get Kid of Lore

Hope you enjoy it! Here’s a synopsis:

Johnny’s your typical tween-age insomniac who’s never slept a wink in his life. But when a kids’ prank turns into an epic fail, the nightmare really begins. It’s literally all downhill from there, as Johnny Cap falls for a shadowy girl and into the clutches of someone stranger. Meanwhile, his world slips under a spell of lore. And evil looms. No kidding…

Kid of Lore is for kids of all ages. Short and sweet. Epic. Spooky. Fun.

It’s also a prequel to Lore of the Underlings, an epic poetry series from the mythical lands of Lore. Lore of the Underlings is a bittersweet saga of gold and shadow told in classic style — with old-world words but new-world wit. Fun for fans of puns and lyrical tongues!

Comments (and reviews) are welcome!


The Lore is available in paperback, ebook, and audio formats

Film find ~ Of Fortune and Gold

Of Fortune and Gold

Hey movie fans! I’m just back from the 2016 Boston International Film Festival where I caught a fresh new pic you’ll want to watch out for. It’s an indie road flick called Of Fortune and Gold, the edgy yet endearing travelogue of four fate-bound millennials who set out on a dubious treasure hunt but find much more than gold on the way.

Of Fortune and Gold - cast

Oh, there are real riches though — a goldmine of truly compelling performances from an ensemble cast of rising stars: Eric Jungmann as the wild but caring Ryder, Jeff Schine as his disillusioned brother Vince, Alice Hunter as the vulnerable dreamer Seneca, and Valerie Hinkle as disarmingly sweet Mai (a girl with a plan). Brilliantly written by promising young director Jared Marshall, Of Fortune and Gold rivals any big studio production in quality, but well exceeds the bulk of them in heart and soul.

Of Fortune and Gold - scene

No rusty Man of Steel here. Or threadbare Caped Crusader. Just real artists making a real, human movie. I’m glad I went along for the ride!

The Lore rates this film: A+ (epic Awesomeness)


Of Fortune and Gold (2016, Prominence Films)
Winner of Best Picture – Boston International Film Festival
For more on this pic and where you can see it,
visit offortuneandgold.com

FREE for 1 day only on Amazon ~ The Lore Anthology (Kindle edition)

Photo by John K ~ Lore of the Sword

Fantasy fans, sci-fi buffs… a strange and brave new world awaits. A saga for FREE (but not for long). The Lore Anthology on amazon.com

Now through Thursday, March 3 you can download this Kindle edition of all eight Lore of the Underlings episodes, a collection of epic adventures and colorful characters, for merely a click. Come explore the lyrical lands of the Lore, a bittersweet realm of gold and shadow told in classic style. Old-world words. New-world wit.

Click here: The Lore Anthology Kindle Edition

Here’s one reader’s review:

An enticing mix of Shakespeare and Tolkien, written for a third millennial audience. Exciting, mysterious, humorous. Lore of the Underlings moves along at a lyrical pace, deftly balancing dry wit and creepiness. Can’t wait to read more!

Latest Amazon Best Sellers Rank:
#17 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Anthologies & Short Stories
#29 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Anthologies & Short Stories

Join the quest. And may the Lore be with you…