Monday, July 18, 2016

Sean and Bill will be at San Diego Comic-Con 2016!

We're going to Comic-Con!

Sean and Bill will be in San Diego this week for Comic-Con, so come by and say hello!

Sean will be giving a panel entitled "11 Secrets to Publishing Your E-Book" on Friday night, the 22nd, from 8:00 to 9:00pm in room 32AB!  

Bill will be selling his "Amazing Heroes" line of Action Figures at the I-Mockery/Fresh Monkey Fiction Booth E10 Row 600 on the convention floor!

Sean will also be teaching the Comic-Con Film School all four days from 10:00am to 11:00am in the Pacific Room of the Marriott, North Tower!

So come find us!  We'd love to talk to you! 

Monday, May 2, 2016


OMG, you guys!  At my day job, I work with a very talented guy named Doug Lefler.  Now, I had known Doug for months before I got on the subject of King Arthur, but when I finally did, he dropped the bombshell that he actually DIRECTED a King Arthur movie called THE LAST LEGION!  

Not only did I see The Last Legion in the theater, but I also have gushed on numerous occasions about just how much Arthurian nuance went into that film!  (Also, seriously, almost the entire cast has showed up in Game of Thrones since then.)

Anyway, the other day, Doug actually brought in the prop sword that they made for The Last Legion which becomes Excalibur!  And I got to hold it!

The prop is actually made out of metal, and is engraved with Roman characters which were an important plot point in the film.

If you haven't seen The Last Legion, I highly recommend it.  It takes place during a time period which is much closer to when a historical Arthur might have lived.  It also boasts some really fun performances, especially from Colin Firth.

Oh also has this sword...WHICH I'VE HELD!

Monday, September 14, 2015

Book 2 has Arrived!

Book 2: The Sins of the Father is now live on Amazon!  Download at your leisure and look forward to the following:

-Space Battles!

-Unexpected Allies!



-Unpaid Debts!

-Sword fights!


-Tory and her Sniper Rifle!

And all kinds of other stuff jam packed into this fast-paced novella!

Thanks for reading, and let us know what you think!

And by all means, please LEAVE US A REVIEW!  It can be short, it can be sassy, it can be anything you want, but there's no better way to help out a new series like this than by giving our book a star rating and your own opinions!

Sunday, May 3, 2015

RIP Nigel Terry - Actor who played King Arthur in Excalibur dies at 69.

Nigel Terry, the charismatic actor who portrayed King Arthur in what is probably the most defining movie of the Arthurian tale - Excalibur - has died.

Excalibur has been a gateway film for many generations of viewers to experience the Arthurian story.  Of all the many movies and television shows that have been made about the Knights of the Round Table, none of them was more faithful to the original material than Excalibur.  And of all the esteemed actors who have portrayed Arthur himself, in all those many versions, Nigel Terry may not have been the most famous, but he was easily the most memorable.

Whereas Sean Connery showed us an aging Arthur over the course of a few months of his rule, or Clive Owen gave us a week out of Arthur's reign, Excalibur took us from the events that led to Arthur's birth, all the way up until his death, and Nigel Terry gave us that entire performance, starting as the teenage squire to his brother Kay, and spanning the long rule of Camelot, until his final duel with Mordred, and the relinquishing of his sword to the Lady of the Lake.

In this, Nigel gave us the most complete portrayal of Arthur ever to appear on screen, and he did it with passion, and fire, and range, and humility.  His mark on the Arthurian legacy is enduring, and is not likely to be eclipsed for a long time to come.

Thank you, Nigel Terry.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Arthur & Guinevere - A Reclusive Love Story

One of the things about the Arthurian story that wasn't really covered in the source material is the early relationship between Arthur and Guinevere.  Obviously, there's loads of stuff describing the romance of Guinevere and Lancelot, but Arthur is a different story.  

Oddly, the Arthurian tale is one of those rare stories where the adultery of Guinevere tends to be forgiven by the reader, or at the very least, not judged too harshly.  She can't help the fact that her heart wants Lancelot, and she's consumed with guilt over any betrayal to her husband - the most beloved King in history, and Lancelot's best friend.  In most other stories, we'd side with Arthur on this breach of trust and secret infidelity, giving him our sympathy, and decrying Guinevere and Lancelot as the bad guys for carrying out their secret affair.  

And yet, when it comes to this story, we tend to side with all three of them.  They're each a victim of the heart, and each is a tragic character, governed by feelings beyond their control.

Because of this fascinating dynamic, it's important to develop these characters right, and that needs to start with Arthur and Guinevere in their younger days, before Lancelot shows up.

In truth, it's always been a sadness of mine that the romance between Art and Gwen has rarely been developed.  Usually, by the time we get into any given Arthurian tale, the two are already long married, and ready for Lancelot's chiseled jaw to walk in the front door.
In the case of our adaptation, we wanted to show what comes before all that.  We wanted Arthur and Guinevere to meet.  We want to show them fall in love, and everything that comes with that.  We didn't want to cheat these two young kids out of their long-overdue romance, so in The Pendragon Armada, we're going to give them the chance to fall for one another.  No political marriage, no claiming of a bride after the strong warrior has saved her from certain doom, and no two-dimensional Princess who just throws herself at the hottest guy at the round table.

I'm fully prepared to be hurt right along with these three when Lancelot shows up in the story, but we want Arthur and Guinevere to have their time together before that happens.

And all that comes with that.

Oh we go.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Sean and Bill are going to Comic-Con!

In just a few short days, the great nerd migration will descend on San Diego, and two of those nerds are named Sean and Bill. We'd love to meet you face to face, so please come on by and say hello. Now, it may be difficult to spot us among the other 120,000 people, but we can help with that. Both of us will be speaking on panels while we're there, locking us down to a time and a place where you can catch us!
Sean will be teaching the Comic-Con Film School all four days from 10am - 11am in Marriott Hall 2. Bill will be on the Captain Action Panel promoting his new Toy Line: "Amazing Heroes" on Thursday from 3:30 - 4:30pm in Room 24ABC.
So come by and introduce yourself, and we'll tell you about the next book!
Also, an update on The Pendragon Armada Book 2: It has been written, and we are currently commissioning artwork for the cover! Also, we have a tentative title, which is: "The Sins of the Father."
Be warned, we might think of something better by the time we publish, but until then, we'll let you ruminate on whose father, and what that sin might be. 

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Book 1 is up on Goodreads!

Isn't Goodreads a fabulous site?  I can spend so much time there, it's ridiculous.  I especially love reading my friends' reviews on what they're reading - hands down the coolest feature of that website.

But now, Book 1 of the Pendragon Armada is up there!

I don't know why I was expecting that to be a long endeavor to undertake.  I guess I'm just still waiting for men with official credentials to show up and say, "Nope, haven't filed with the home office for an Author's License.  You can't actually say that you've written a book until you've been vetted and registered with the state."

But...they still haven't shown up.  So I guess, until then, we'll keep acting like this whole book thing is for real.  :)

Thanks for all the great reviews on Amazon!  (You know who you are!)  You've had a lot of kind things to say, and it's so fabulous to hear that people are digging the concept.  We'll keep the books coming.  In fact, Book 2 is in the revision stage now, and we can't wait for you to see what happens!