Dream Spells
By Adam Altman


News


My new short story will be out on Kindle on December 4, 2020. It's called "A Progression of Healthy Killings." It's my first stab at the mystery genre. Check it out!

More short stories or poetry will be appearing throughout 2021. It's my way of showing some of my shorter literary projects as I finish my dissertation and begin the third Tamear novel. Enjoy!


Ridicula is out! People will like this metaphorical & satiric comedy! And now a TopShelf nominee, which is selected to be one of the few by agencies, publicists, publishers, TopShelf scouts, and Insider members.

The Frog's Golden Water is out. Your 3-6 year old will love it!

More praise for one of my books. This time it's for Dream Spells - Tasmear #2 (which is my personal favorite of my books). From BookLife Prize:

Plot: Petinor’s and Cerapha’s storyline is potentially the most profound. The story's conclusion does, ultimately, allow the individual sections to coalesce.

Prose/Style: ...fantastic descriptions of her (Luster's) music—contrasted with Petinor’s appropriately off-kilter tones as he struggles with his dream state, and Serriah’s spoken and mental dialogue boiling with emotion and lingering traces of a sharp past.

Originality: The game of Quad Sydhess is a fascinating element... A lot of groundwork is laid for intriguing developments.

And here's even more praise from Booklife Prize for LifeShaker - The First Tasmear Novel.

Plot: In this first book of the Tasmear series, Altman creates a lightly entertaining tale with solid worldbuilding.

Prose: Altman’s prose establishes a clear sense of place.

Originality: This work recycles a number of familiar fantasy tropes, but young readers are likely to enjoy the world of magic that Altman capably weaves.

My third Tasmear novel has been put on hold because of my pursuit of a doctoral degree, which understandably has taken away most of my fictional writing time, but I will be adding a dissertation to my list of accomplishments. That's good, right?

To satisfy my creative writing itch, however, I am writing a short story or poem here and there. My first short story of this bunch is called "A Progression of Healthy Killings," my first attempt at Mystery. I will be sure to let you know about publication details or will include the story on this web page in the near future. I think it's worth the read, and I'm not THAT biased of my own work, am I?

I will write Tasmear #3 as long as I am here on this earth. This, I promise you. I also promise that I will do my best to top all of my previous novels, and then go beyond even that. And here's a little update: I've actually laid some groundwork for this book and will be working on it starting in the middle of next year.

I still see good things for Dream Spells' future. My tentative plans is to make a real game from the fictional one described in the novel. A card game may be on the way. The first twelve cards by the renowned fantasy illustrator, Paul Abrams, appear in Dream Spells. I'm really looking forward to a great game to match the book! 2021 may be the year that work continues on the project.

As for Liliana, her series is now complete. The last book in the series, Liliana's Realms, is now out in eBook format. In addition, the complete series can be found in one volume, adeptly called Liliana. I am so proud to be able to present to you the entire series. It's an achievement more than a dozen years in the making, and I am excited about it.You can buy either the complete omnibus or the single final novel here: Liliana

Let us all read and then read some more!

Thanks for everyone's support.

Stay Tuned. Explore new worlds! Expect anything!

Adam Altman
November, 2020