Super excited to share our second DevLog with you all! Over the past two weeks, the team has been hard at work on Shadow of the Moon and we have even added a new concept artist to our illustrious crew! Joe and I have been hard at work on the game's story, we've done some great planning for the engine, been interviewing some super talented candidates for sound and composing, and have even been prepping for Baltimore Comic Con! It's been kind of a crazy few weeks but very exciting!Read More
In 2169, five massive colony ships are filled with volunteers and employees of the Ulysses Space Corp. Each ship has a faster-than-light jump drive and can cover the 12 light years between Earth and the Tau Ceti system in the blink of an eye. Supplies, colonists and crew are loaded, and the five ships make the jump across the light-years. Only four of them, however, arrive at the destination. Far Flung is the story of the ship that vanished.Read More
Apotheosis Studios Indie Game DevLog #1. We have been working on Shadow of the Moon for a few months now and using HacknPlan daily. For those who are unfamiliar, HacknPlan is a unique game production tool which bring game design documentation and project management together to provide a systematicway of organizing, planning, and tracking the progress of game development.
In addition to our specific trials and tribulations of Shadow of the Moon (and of the Indie Game Dev grind in general!) we also want or Indie Game DevLog to share our experience of HacknPlan with other game devs so they could learn the strengths and weakness of this tool. Even just using it for a few weeks we have found some helpful customization which we hope will assist others as well.Read More
Despite the newfound groggy-eyed joys of fatherhood, I have still been hard at work not only on RUNE's sequel (Oath of the Apprentice), but also on an exciting new Indie Video Game project called Shadow of the Moon (which takes place chronologically between The Rune Chronicles books 1 and 2). I'm so excited to tell you about this game I'm shaking... Or is that the coffee which is currently keeping me awake?! The world may never know...Read More
Had a great time at Balticon 51! So wonderful to share my epic Inkshares fantasy novel Rune of the Apprentice with my Balticon peeps! Thank you all and so excited for you to enjoy my fantasy scifi novel! Remember, please write a review on Amazon at www.RuneOfTheApprentice.com if you have not done so already, it's SUPER helpful so new readers can enjoy the book, too! Thanks!Read More
My Goodreads Author's Q&A Hangout hosted by Geek Questioner Podcast, recorded live on May 18th, 2017. In addition to Q&A we had an awesome community discussion regarding my novel 'Rune of the Apprentice' published by Inkshares!Read More
I'm speechless... Even after 4 months, RUNE Audiobook is:
#148 Amazon Best Seller in Science Fiction >Adventure
#231 Amazon Best Seller in Fantasy >Epic
Check stats for yourself and/or listen to a sample click here: http://amzn.to/2kM27pT
Wow... Just wow... RUNE has 88 ratings for the audiobook (and 48 ratings for hardcopy) with a 4.4 star average! Thank you everyone who have rated! If you have not yet added your stars please do! I'm so very happy you all enjoy the audiobook so much!
For the past few weeks, I feel like I have been in a mental daze as I’ve watched RUNE’s official release date quickly approach. This emotive state of tense anticipation--filled with excitement, fear, and hope--is now coming to its apex, because after so many long months of waiting, the physical copies of Rune of the Apprentice are finally being shipped out!Read More
I was interviewed on Jayme Beddingfield's podcast "Too Many Words!"
I hop on at 8 min in. Jayme and I talk writing, the path to creating 'Rune of the Apprentice,' how music helps set the mood for scenes, and media's responsibility to demonstrate diversity. Enjoy!Read More
Live video interview on Reaper Legion, Cosplay pictures from Annapolis Comic Con, and more!
As always, Becca and I want to give a HUGE thank you to everyone who has supported us on this wild Runic adventure! Best part is that the awesomeness has only just begun! The next few months will be crazy--and this is only Book 1! We have signings across the country and events galore and want you all to join us! Once everything is finalized I will be making Facebook events so all interested can come, get some free swag, and join in on the Runic epicness!Read More
I was featured featured on "The Book Guys Podcast" along with Inkshares Authors J.F. Dubeau and Matthew Sobin! So much fun! The show was hosted by James "Sir Jimmy" Goots and Paul Alves and was an awesome time! Looking forward to coming back!Read More
“Stone has crafted an exciting fantasy epic set in a mysterious world of intrigue and adventure. Intricately written and populated with characters we not only root for but also deeply identify with, Rune is constructed with tangible enthusiasm that pours from every page. The flowing prose is experienced rather than read—and done so with vivid clarity. I’m highly anticipating the next in the series!” —J.F. Dubeau, author of The Life Engineered and A God in the ShedRead More