2 To The Chest Graphic Novel in February

The long-awaited graphic novel by James Hudnall and Jose Aviles is soon to be released on both digital and print platforms in February 2017.

Troy Geist is a young cop who’s shot while pursuing a murder suspect. Troy has a near death experience where he leaves his body and sees the suspect hide evidence in bushes a block from where he was shot. When he recovers weeks later, Troy goes looking for that evidence and finds it. In doing so. Troy unleashes a Pandora’s box of trouble as several mysterious groups try to get it. What they are after is a mystery which may be the answer to the greatest mystery of them all.

The book is available as a trade in print and digital on Amazon in February 2017

Once a Wizard… Friday the 15th

At long last, the much awaited Once a Wizard by comics legend Mike W Barr will be available in ebook everywhere and in print on Amazon this Friday, June 15th, 2016. The book is described thusly:

John North is entering a comfortable middle age, surrounded by his wife and three daughters. His youngest daughter, Eloisia, is kidnapped by North’s former allies, agents of Equinox, a shadowy organization that intends to rekindle its power to reshape the world. To save Elly, North is forced to relearn his long-forgotten magic before she is forever lost.

The Secrets of Writing Details

The book has been finished and has gone out to all the major booksellers. There is a print version as well. Details below. We’re very excited to finally have this book ready to ship. On sale date is December 15th.

In addition to Amazon the book will be available at the following places and their partners. Apple (operates iBooks stores in 51 countries), Barnes & Noble (US and UK), Scribd, Oyster, Kobo, OverDrive (world’s largest library ebook platform serving 20,000+ libraries), Baker & Taylor, Gardners Books, and Inktera (formerly called Page Foundry).

The ebook version will be $4.99.

It will also be in print. The print version details:

List Price: $10.99
6″ x 9″ (15.24 x 22.86 cm)
Black & White on White paper
274 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1519728234 (CreateSpace-Assigned)
ISBN-10: 1519728239
BISAC: Reference / Writing Skills
If you want to be a writer, you also want to know how to do it well. How do you create work that will stand the test of time and get great reviews? How do you craft a screenplay or a comic book? How do you master the novel? This book teaches you all the tricks and more. It explains how to make fiction that is unforgettable and meaningful. The secrets are out there, but this is the only book you’ll need to learn them.

Preorder The Secrets of Writing

The Secrets of Writing is now available for pre-order on Amazon. The book is scheduled for release on December 15. Order your copy today so you have it in time for the Holidays!


The Secrets of Writing explains all the things you need to know to craft an excellent and powerful story that will be read through the ages. Explaining everything from story structure, dialog, pacing, characterization and many more tools you will need in your writers kit. With these tools you will be able to created that novel, screenplay, comic or story you always wanted to make but weren’t sure how to do it well. More importantly, this book answers some questions many books fail to deal with. Come and experience the power of creation.

Mike W Barr Joins Fortan Media

We are happy to announce veteran writer Mike Barr has joined Fortan Media with his novel Once A Wizard. It’s the story of a middle aged Wizard who has to come looking for his teen aged daughter after she’s been kidnapped by a wicked group of characters. More details to follow with a cover soon. Welcome, Mike!

Map of Westguard

If you had any questions about where things are in the Age of Heroes world of Xera, we;ve been compiling this handy map. It does not have the location of Maris, which is west of the continent. We will get to that later.


Hell’s Reward New Edition

We’ve updated the cover and added a glossary to Hell’s Reward, the fantastic fantasy book by James Hudnall. The new edition also includes a glossary so you can reference the places and things in the world of Xera. In anticipation of the next book, Heaven’s War which is due out in late 2016, we’ve reformatted the book and are releasing it in more bool venues. Thanks for your support!

December 2015: The Secrets of Writing

From acclaimed writer James Hudnall comes this fantastic guide to writing compelling fiction. The Secrets of Writing will take you through the whole process of crafting a story from start to finish. And show you the techniques for making your tale one that people will remember for the ages. There’s a secret to making good fiction and those secrets are revealed here.

Look for its release in December from Fortan Media!

Age of Heroes Graphic Novel

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Coming in 2014: The Age of Heroes graphic Novel with art by John Ridgway

Hell’s Reward

Hell’s Reward by James Hudnall is the first in an exciting series of books called The Age of Heroes.