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By Darkness Hid Curriculum Guide

Mary Agius helped me put together a homeschool curriculum guide for By Darkness Hid. Mary is the coauthor of the homeschool curriculum that goes with Jeff Gerke’s Art & Craft of Writing Christian Fiction Workbook. She and I are working on creating homeschool guides for books two and three. As of right now, this is […]

Storyworld Detail: Ivory Creepers

When Vrell and her companions travel through the Nahar Tunnels to avoid the Eben giants, Peripaso supplies them with creepers to wear on their feet to help them climb in the icy tunnels. Creepers were used by Inupiat people. Carved from ivory and attached to leather thongs, they were tied to the bottom of the […]

Some Interesting Facts I Learned about Horses

Here are some pictures of what Achan’s horses from the Blood of Kings trilogy look like, along with some interesting facts I learned about the animals. *You mount on the left side of the horse. *You can steer with the reins, but most horses can take signals from your legs alone. Type of Movement and […]

Send me your questions!

Jake Chism at is planning a two-part interview for book three. Half of the interview will be printed in the back of the book, the other half will be a podcast that’s posted after the release date.  So, I need your questions about the series. What are you dying to know about the overall story? Ask me anything!

My Adventure Making Blood of Kings Banners

When my online reader/writer friends made a live-action book trailer for To Darkness Fled, I wanted to do something nice to thank them. They all had my books already, so that was out. Then an idea came to me. I could make them each a medieval banner for the city the character was from that […]

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