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Greetings from J & K! It’s been a little while since our last update, so we’re here to catch you up on the latest in the world of Etherea. We’ve been working hard on revisions to our debut novel, Trials of the Innermost (TOTI), in preparation for its release in May 2023. For those of you new to the fold, TOTI is a science fantasy adventure novel that follows the journey of six young men and women on a quest to preserve the fragile peace between their realms, which is threatened by the shadow of war and the discovery of an alien menace. If youRead More →

Writing is a deeply personal endeavor. Authors bring much of themselves to their work, and J and K are no different. Equally personal is a reader’s experience of a story. Everyone leaves with something different. Today, J & K talk about what they hope readers of Trials of the Innermost will take from the story. J My favorite stories spirit me away to places where impossibilities become realities, to realms where my imagination grazes on fields of dreams. And yet, beneath the glittering landscape lies a shining nugget of realization that but awaits my discovery. When I find it, I know myself better. And inRead More →

Ever try to watch a movie, such as Lord of the Rings, without the soundtrack? Sounds weird, right? Music is an integral part of the way stories are told in movies. While not [yet] popular with books, they have been done. Check out the Star Wars novel, Shadow of the Empire, for example and the soundtrack here. Our talented friend and pianist, JohnWillard Utuk, has started to compose themes for our characters! Music and writing unite! We have musicianship IN our novel (read Trials of the Innermost and see) and music about our novel. Check them out below and tell us what you think. HearRead More →