FUN FACT #1
Bloodfall Arena took 10 years to write, edit, and publish.
FUN FACT #2
The working title was Ten Plays. Named for the 10 songs I listened to when I wrote the outline.
FUN FACT #3
The original manuscript was over 160,000 words before I decided to split it into multiple books.
FUN FACT #4
Aya’s original name was Meah. But after someone commented it reminded him of “meh”, I changed it.
FUN FACT #5
Because this is a fantasy series, it takes place in a…fantasy world. Though there is no map in the first book, I have made one. I’m hoping to add it to the books once it is more presentable (definition: better looking).
FUN FACT #6
The film Gladiator was one of my major inspirations.
FUN FACT #7
You can buy paperback copies on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.com
FUN FACT #8
The ebook is available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple Books, Google Play Books, and Kobo.
FUN FACT #9
My dad has also written 3 books. They’re all mysteries that are set in Maui. You can check them out here.
FUN FACT #10
My dad is also the one who pushed me to publish…thank you dad.
FUN FACT #11
The Blood Magic Series is only 1 of 5 planned series in my fantasy world.
FUN FACT #12
While writing, I looked at over 600 reference photos to help me visualize my fantasy world. Many of these photos helped me when drawing my first map.
FUN FACT #13
It’s taken roughly 4 months from sending my full manuscript to my publisher to reach this point.
FUN FACT #14
My cat enjoys helping me write…especially by walking across the keyboard…and “accidentally” deleting hours of work…
FUN FACT #15
I used over 600 reference photos to help me visualize my fantasy world.
FUN FACT #16
While writing I moved 3 times, worked 4 different jobs, and gained 1 ADORABLE kitten.
FUN FACT #17
There are over 20 drafts of Bloodfall Arena. Some only a few chapters long, others including chapters cut from the final book.
FUN FACT #18
I listened to many songs by Two Steps From Hell while writing. They’re the people who compose TRAILER MUSIC!!
FUN FACT #19
Thank you to EVERYONE who’s supported me throughout this entire process!! I love you ALL!!