Selkies' Skins

Selkies' Skins
Current book in series Temple and Skinquest. Enjoy Castle and Well from Amazon, B&N and Smashwords while waiting for that and the prequel's audiobook "Pearls of Sea and Stone: Book of Seals".

Saturday, August 6, 2022

Dragon Hearts RPG update

 Rowan's been continuing plugging steadily away at the recode project for Dragon Hearts. Per Obs:

"The Beta site has been updated. Conclaves have been added including battle groups! Only the conclave leader has staff powers, they can assign extra staff. "

It's been a long project rebuilding the site and adding new improvements as he works through it. Once he's done it will be easier to do world expansions than it used to be. I've certainly not forgotten about the pirates and the exploration expansion, the commerce guild, or other things that have been approved. Groundwork has to be done first. This new code makes for a more efficient game engine.

As always the base game is still available at

Friday, July 22, 2022

Dragon Hearts 2.0 recoding progress and new live tests available

 The Dragon Hearts Beta Site has been updated.

The weekly treasure hunt has been added.
All forms of knowledge can now be learned (the Golden Shrine and Selena's Tower have been added).
Exploration knowledge has been added this is a new kind that improves the rewards gained while exploring and in the labyrinths.
More to come!

Live testing by players is important, but don't forget to play the main game in its current incarnation at as it is from this site that progress will be calculated when the code from Beta gets moved to Main.

Sunday, July 10, 2022

Book Review: The Way Out: A Novel by Gordon Jensen

The Way Out: A Novel (Be Careful What You Wish For Book 1)The Way Out: A Novel by Gordon Jensen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I really enjoyed reading this novel. I was entertained by the way the novel was written. It's a series of interviews that stitch together the story, very meta, as the point of view character is working on a documentary or a book... I forget which.

There is no true "bad guy" in this, which is nice to see becoming more common. It is man against nature and man against itself since GMO corn is what was behind the virus that made male births become a thing that does not happen anymore. I can only remember, in ALL my reading over my past 40 some years, ONE sci-fi in which I encountered a species that had no more male births. THEIR solution was COMPLETELY different than the one in this book.

I was definitely in awe of Captain Halverson when told in one of the interviews what her solution was to the black hole that allows the first challenge to mankind to begin... their "loss."

Time travel, repopulation, political intrigue, social justice questions... all good old school sci-fi trajectories the founders of the genre would be proud of, I think. I am very much looking forward to reading the next installment of the series.

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Dragon Hearts RPG Beta's site has had an update

The Beta Site has been updated!

This is quite a milestone, 8000+ lines of code later, Rowan Wookey at Dragon Hearts RPG added all 170+ special items, the coffee empire, snowflakes, and dragon fangs as well as fixing a few bugs.

Have at it! 

Main Site:

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Dragon Hearts RPG Summer Challenge is Live

Visit to play!

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Help get the Sparta Green Ranger to LA for filming!

 My cousin has an amazing opportunity to get his character, the Green Dragon Knight into a Power Rangers fan film. Check out his Gofund me, and his linktree!

Friday, March 25, 2022

Book Review: Earth 7 by Summer Whitton and Emily Walker

The first thing to know when getting this is that you are signing up for a series. That might be a deal breaker for some people. It is definitely worth reading and looking for the following books of the overarching story.

El is our leading lady and our first protagonist, stuck on Earth 7 and wanting to get home to Earth 1. Quaid is our second protagonist, a living father, and a retired archeologist. These two meet via a mysterious artifact, a map leading to a tech El desperately needs. A villain of course is needed, and thus we meet Vadik and learn the sad story that drove him insane.

The array of characters is fairly wide and well detailed. When I got the time to read in more than fits and spurts I was easily pulled back in and able to keep up without having to reread. I found the pacing to be a nice middle ground. It was not too fast and leaving out too much detail, nor was it too slow nor overly detailed. The adventure kept me guessing while everything made sense.

I definitely look forward to the next part of the story.

Look it up on Goodreads to find out where to buy!