In early 2013 I began writing a novel that interprets and adapts Norse myth into an epic fantasy setting. On August 15, 2017, I published that book — my first — Kinsmen Die.
If you don’t know the Norse myths then never fear! My book is a great place to start.
In writing my book(s), I have not only read the source materials (primarily the Poetic Edda and the Prose Edda) but have meticulously researched Norse myths through a multitude of secondary sources — Simek, Crossley-Holland, Davidson, etc. This blog is as much a recounting of that research as it is a glimpse into my creative process.
Right now I’m finalizing the second book in my series: Dark Grows the Sun. It will be available in December 2019.
I currently maintain another blog here (mattbishopwrites.com). Please drop me a line either here or there.