A word on… Remote Viewing

“Remote Viewing – or RV – is the practice of seeking impressions about a distant or unseen subject, purportedly sensing with the mind.” That’s what Wikipedia says, though Suresh in the novel begs to differ and says that it’s a fancy, pseudo-sciency term for #clairvoyance.Typically a #remoteviewer is expected to give information about an object,…

Artwork for my book: Map of China

Edited a little map of Eastern China today to fit my purposes – and yes, it will be included in my novel. You can see where the Ministry of the Dreamer Society, the Academy and Old Shibati, Lijie Fang’s birthplace, are located. For the whole of China, I would have needed two pages though.

My protagonist: Lai Fang

And the curtain rises for my protagonist 🌠 Lai Fang is a native Chinese who grew up in the US. After having lost a big part of her memory, she lives alone in an apartment in New York. Her main aim is to find her dad. Save the date! “The Glint of the Luopan” will…

Painting portals with Ebru technique

Had a little class on Ebru painting this weekend. This kind of painting comes from old Asia, and it’s essentially painting on water. It was a beautiful experience 😊 You can paint all sorts of psychedelic things, like the water portal I painted above 🌊

Cities dreaming each other.

Wouldn’t you like to live in one of the sky cities in The Glint of the Luopan? It’s free, and the environment changes every day depending on the dreams of the Dreamer Society’s employees… Of course, you’d have to dematerialize first, and that – well – doesn’t feel very pleasant…

Cover Reveal: The Glint of the Luopan ✨

Finally, my cover is here! ☯️There truly are some gifted artists out there, and I’ve been lucky to find one – thanks again, @miblart! I particularly like the sky city above Lai Fang’s head, and look at the Luopan’s intricate details! It conveys a sense of mystery and melancholy, same as my novel, I hope…

Chinese characters: 梦

I’ve always loved the character 梦 – two trees with a kind of abyss beneath it. Or is it an eye that sees beyond reality? In my Urban Fantasy novel “The Glint of the Luopan”, the dream world is almost as important as the real world. Dreams create the sky cities, and provide a habitat…

Top 5 Rules for Portal Travelling

I’ve gradually become aware of how important it is to set some ground rules for one’s own speculative world. These are for the horizontal travel portals which you can use to travel long distances.