John Brage: The Protocols of Uma

The Umae teeter on the brink of extinction. Their blood rivals, the Hek, have mysteriously made huge leaps forward in technology and are now poised to exterminate them. Their godlike protectors, the Journeyers, have not been heard from for centuries. Just as their society is poised to collapse, the Journeycraft Starshine returns to them from deep space. Prohibited from using advanced technology by an ancient set of laws known as The Protocols, the Starshine’s terminally ill Command Agent must lead a ragtag group of exiles on an overwater quest to investigate a clue to the Umaes’ ultimate salvation. But the Hek stalk them at every turn, and a would be dictator plots his own ascension to power.

Can the Journeyers restore the faith the Umae once had in them? Can the key to the Umaes’ survival be found in time? And what is the Starshine’s Command Agent willing to sacrifice in order to have the only thing he ever truly wanted?

John Brage is a lawyer, reader, explorer and student of just about everything. Born and raised in Northwest Missouri, he practices law by day and by night chases his kids around with his wife and tries to find time to write. He is an avid fan of the Kansas City Chiefs, the St. Louis Cardinals, and the Missouri Tigers. In his limited spare time he runs, works out and reads. Check out his other works on Facebook.

Ann H. Janzer: The Writer’s Process

For The Writer’s Process:

Want to be a better writer? Perfect your writing process. Process is a vital, under-appreciated writing skill.

The Writer’s Process combines proven practices of successful authors with cognitive science research about how our minds work.

It covers:

  • How to invite creativity and flow into the writing process
  • Why separating writing into different steps makes you more productive
  • How to overcome writer’s block, negative feedback, and distraction
  • How to make time for writing in a busy, interrupt-driven life


Anne Janzer is an author and writer who has worked with more than one hundred technology companies. She is author of the books The Writer’s Process, The Workplace Writer’s Process, and Subscription Marketing.

She enjoys working with writers to improve their processes and share their thoughts and ideas with the world.

RJ Batla: Fire Eyes Awakened

Jayton Baird worked for years to save enough for his powers to be Awakened, becoming a Senturian. Protectors of Terranum from the terrors on the West Side. This power comes with a price – Jayton becomes the most powerful Senturian Awakened in a hundred years. And the most feared.

With an invasion imminent and a death sentence over his head, Jayton is chosen to fight in a gladiator style tournament to prevent a potent weapon from falling into the hands of an enemy bent on conquest. A team of elite warriors escorts him on the trek fraught with danger.

Can Jayton and his team survive long enough to complete his mission, or will the dark power burning inside consume him?

Author Bio:
R.J. Batla is the author of AGAINST THE BEAST and FIRE EYES AWAKENED, with future books well underway, including DEATH CLOUD, Book 2 in the Senturians of Terraunum series, as well as several in the Origins of Terraunum series.

I’ve always been fascinated by fantasy novels and the worlds that authors create. The process of creating my own has been long, but it has been well worth it! I hope people can enjoy the books as much as I’ve enjoyed creating them.

Fantasy Author, Christian, husband, and father, I enjoy everything outdoors and spend as much time as I can with my family. If I could move to the country and just write I would. If you find a way to do that, please let me know.

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