Welcome to the Dragonmage’s Realm

(The Official Home of Robert B. Marks – Author, Writer, Editor, Researcher, and Publisher)


Introduction and News

 

So, I guess I should first answer the question of “Why The Dragonmage’s Realm?”  Delric Dragonmage is one of my first, and favorite characters.  I originally created him in a short story I tried to send to Wizards of the Coast, but my timing was such that my submission arrived just as The Duelist stopped accepting fiction.  Around six years later, Delric’s life story had fully worked itself out, and I used it as the basis for Magus Draconum, a novel that is currently unpublished (but hopefully will be soon).  Delric embodies many aspects of me, and is therefore the character dearest to my heart.  You won’t see him in print by that name, though – at the behest of my former agent, the name has been changed to Delgar Dragonmage (this is to avoid confusion with a certain Michael Moorcock hero).


Just when I thought the book was closed, if you'll pardon the expression, on Diablo: Demonsbane, something came along to resurrect it.  Not only has the Amazon Kindle brought it back to life in a Kindle version, but other e-book formats of the book can be found all over the 'Net now.  Wow.  And then there's the print book.  That's right, Demonsbane has finally, 8 years after its first publication, made it onto the printed page as part of an anthology of the first set of Diablo books.  Diablo Archive will be available in bookstores everywhere July 2008.


I am also the proud owner and operator of a publishing company - after years of being a writer, author, and editor, I have now jumped the fence (at least some of the time), and I am a publisher.  My company, Legacy Books Press, publishing its first book in 2007, and has published one or two books per year ever since.


I am accepting freelance contracts.  If you’re interested in having me write for you, please see my rates.

 

The EverQuest Companion: The Inside Lore of a Gameworld hasn’t done quite as well as I had hoped, but there’s still plenty of time for it to do so.  Still, I’m proud of it – it isn’t a strategy guide, it doesn’t water down its subject matter, and I even get to deal with online addiction.  So, please, if you’re reading this, go buy my book!  You’ll enjoy it – honest!

 

I am currently working as a writer, editor, and researcher while I run my publishing company.

 

Some of My Work

 

*  The EverQuest Companion: The Inside Lore of a Gameworld

*  Garwulf's Corner
*  Diablo: Demonsbane (First Chapter)

*  On Incorporating Mythology into Fantasy (Story and Myth, May 1997.)

*  A Fanfiction Author's Guide to Copyrights (From a LONG time ago)

*  A Fanfiction Author's Guide to Publication (Also from a LONG time ago)

 

Contact Information


I can currently be emailed at Delric@iStar.ca.  I check it every day, and I love to hear from people.


Who am I?

My name is Robert B. Marks.  I am a graduate of Queen’s University and the PrimeTech Institute.  At Queen’s I completed an honors degree in Medieval Studies, and after discovering that it didn’t really qualify me for a great deal in the working world, I completed a course in computer networking involving Novell Netware and Windows NT.  I am a professional writer and editor, and I had a regular non-fiction web column on Diabloii.net.


My published writing includes the EverQuest Companion, published by Osborne/McGraw-Hill, Diablo: Demonsbane, published by Simon & Schuster, a review of Myth II: Soulblighter in Computer Gaming World, a film column between October 1999 and April 2000 in the Richmond Hill Month, and a general non-fiction article about how to recognize a true gentleman in the Toronto Star.  I am also the author of Garwulf's Corner, one of the first computer games issues columns to ever appear on the Internet, and The Kamikaze Theory of Poker, a two-part humour feature in Canadian Poker Player Magazine between the September and October 2007 issues.

 

My first published book, Diablo: Demonsbane, was on the PeanutPress bestseller list for three weeks.  I am also the author of The EverQuest Companion (NOT a strategy guide) and the co-author of the upcoming book A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the AgoraAnd, assuming I don’t get hit by a meteor or lightning bolt, there is much more to come.

 


 

Last revised: September 29, 2012.