Category Archives: The Elysian Chronicles

The Elysian Chronicles Poisonwood Trees Are Real

When the tour guide at the Queen Elizabeth Botanical Gardens told us that the manchineel tree’s sap was so toxic it would burn anyone standing under it when it rained, most people backed away. My thought: I am so putting this in my novel… And thus, the Elysian Chronicles poisonwood tree was born. Continue reading

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Facing Your Deepest Fears – M. B. Weston’s Writing Diary 08/29/16

I’m sitting in front of my computer with shivers literally traveling down my arms. I can’t imagine how my poor character is feeling… Except my character is a Navy Seal. Named Tom… [Cue the excitement from the Elysian Chronicles fans…] … Continue reading

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Sample Sunday: Read a bit of an Elysian Chronicles short story, “The Cherubian, The Lindworm & the Portal”

Though this story has been out for over a year, I haven’t really publicized it the way I should have. This is an Elysian Chronicles story takes place before A Prophecy Forgotten. Its a story about Davian and Eric before … Continue reading

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Don’t Be Afraid to Write Your Characters into Corners. That’s When Awesome Happens!

You’ve written you characters into a corner. Now what? Before you hit the “Delete” button, seize the opportunity to create a little magic. A one of my author friends, Chris Smith, and I were sharing stories across Facebook the other night, … Continue reading

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Book Excerpt: Paranormal Elements in A Prophecy Forgotten Chapter 23

When people ask me about the Elysian Chronicles series, I generally talk about the fantasy and military elements: special ops, guardian angel warfare, JRR Tolkien meets Tom Clancy, dragons, etc. I forget to talk about the paranormal elements of the … Continue reading

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Elysian Chronicles Fun Facts: How I Accidentally Gave Away the Identity of a Major Book 3 Villain

It was an accident. I really didn’t mean to do it. You can blame it on me trying to put realistic details into my scenes. You can blame it on me trying to make sure readers can go back to … Continue reading

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Elysian Chronicles Fun Facts: The Story Behind Sarkon the Dragon

In Out of the Shadows, readers begin to discover a bit of the dragon culture in Heaven’s Realm. Rhys, the king of the dragons, should be the most familiar. However, one Baethir dragon named Sarkon makes a few appearances. The … Continue reading

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