Hello there, readers and watchers, and welcome to the new and improved blog of Dorian Graves!
It is admittedly sparse at the moment, but art is being scanned and prepared as we speak, and topics for blog posts are being formulated. I plan to mostly focus on the creation aspects of art and writing, such as character design and world building, with examples from pop culture, my own work, and maybe even a few indie projects.
What authority do I have on these matters, you may ask? Well, allow me to introduce myself. I’m the titular Dorian Graves, author of the upcoming Deadly Drinks series (first book Bones and Bourbon to be published by NineStar Press in April 2018), and also of a few short stories besides (such as A Taste of Empty). I even have a fancy BA in English/Creative Writing from Mills College, so I’m some sort of official. I hail from the mountains of Oregon, and believe me, being isolated in the woods means there’s plenty of time to over-analyze books, movies, video games, and all other sorts of media.
(Also plenty of time to accidentally raise a coyote or avoid accidentally crashing into a bear on the road, but those are stories for another time.)
For now, feel free to peruse the site so far, maybe even check out a few of the short stories available or learn about the Deadly Drinks series. There’s also a fancy new interview with Sage & Savant, if you’d like to learn a bit more about what it’s like living in the mountains or what I think about the Urban Fantasy genre.
Enjoy yourselves, dearests.