Writing: Dragons in Barcelona

If you get my newsletter you know that I’m currently working on my upcoming book, Supernatural Slayer. Originally my big alpha guy was part of the Supernatural Bureau of Investigation but I’ve already done that in Magic Runes. I didn’t want to give readers the same story.

I played around with various shifters and wondered if a dragon shifter would work for my novel since it was set in Barcelona. I decided to do some research. Boy, was I in for a surprise!

So apparently dragons are HUGE in Barcelona. Color me surprised. I had no idea. They even have dragon tours.

It allegedly started with the legend of St. George and the Dragon. I had never heard one of the “most famous legends of Catalonia“.  Short version: St. George (Sant Jordi) saves princess from dragon.

I’ve seen dragons depicted around the city but I saw other creatures as well so the dragons didn’t stand out for me. I’ve even taken several tours of Casa Batlló I must have forgotten the part about it representing the famous legend. I’m embarrassed by how little I knew and how much I learned researching.

Naturally, this newfound knowledge works perfectly for my novel. So expect lot of interesting details to crop up in Supernatural SlayerI highly recommend clicking on the sources below to see some cool examples of how dragons permeate the city of Barcelona. I may have to schedule a trip back to Barcelona to take my own photos 😉


  1. http://www.barcelonacheckin.com/en/r/barcelona_tourism_guide/articles/dragons-barcelona
  2. https://www.shbarcelona.com/blog/en/dragons-in-barcelona/
  3. https://www.casabatllo.es/en/news/barcelona-mother-city-for-dragons/
  4. https://www.spain-holiday.com/Barcelona-province/articles/the-mysterious-side-of-barcelona-dragons-death-and-mythology
  5. https://www.timeout.com/barcelona/things-to-do/dragons-in-barcelona-and-where-to-find-them

Help Me Name a Demon

I’m working on an urban fantasy series at the moment and one of the villains is a demon. I’ve been using the name Ashbel but I don’t know, something seems off with the name – Ashbel doesn’t sound heinous enough. Or does it?

What do you think? Do you have a perfectly wicked name for me? Let me know in the comments if you think Ashbel sounds like he could be a big bad demon or if you have a better naming option.

If I use the name you submit I’ll add you to the book’s Acknowledgements page and you’ll own bragging rights to naming the series’ malevolent villain.

Writing Update

When it comes to writing, I’m currently working on three projects. Two of them are due to be finalized this upcoming week. One is a 50k book and another is a 10k short. I’ve written 40k and 5k, respectively. The third project is a 65k book. I’ve only got 3k down so far.

To date, I’ve only written 13k in February. That’s not enough for me to reach my goals. I have to do better in March and I’m aiming high. To help me do that, I’m joining the #March100kChallenge. I’m hoping the challenge will inspire me to stay on track.

I’m on track to publish my first book, A Sword of Fortune and Fate, in May 2017. I want to ensure that the series continue to be released as scheduled. For that to happen, I have to write, write, write!


What are your writing goals for March?