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Black Blade Blues

Sarah Beauhall has more on her plate than most twenty-somethings: day job as a blacksmith, night job as a props manager for a low-budget movie, and her free time is spent fighting in a medieval re-enactment group.

When the lead actor breaks Sarah’s favorite one-of-a-kind sword, it sends the director into fits. Sarah agrees to repair the blade to avoid reshooting scenes.

One of the extras claims to be a dwarf and offers to help her at the forge. That’s when things start to get weird. Could the sword really be magic, as he claims? Why does he want her to kill a Portland investment banker? And what is it about that homeless guy that has her on edge?

As if things weren’t surreal enough at that point, Sarah’s girlfriend Katie breaks out the dreaded phrase… “I love you.”

Black Blade Blues is about forging an existence in a world that is much different than one expects.

Oh, and dragons.

About Me

I’m a teller of tall tales. Whether I’m sharing stories of dirigible crews on alien planets, mutant bunnies on a derelict generation ship, or a young urban blacksmith struggling to understand a hidden world of magic and dragons; I strive to create characters that are so real and emotionally impactful that you want to invite them home for dinner (or maybe get a restraining order to keep them away).

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The wild ox; strength and power.


Creativity; words, music, and art.


The troll cross; wealth and prosperity.


The sun; energy, honor, guidance.


Personally earned or lucky wealth and prosperity.


The harvest; patience and promise.


The chariot; journey and travel.

Note: This is not the real book cover.