12/14/17 by John Ozmore
I spent forty days in the wilderness along the Ozark Highlands Trail in celebration of finishing my novel, and to clear my mind. I had a great time and want to do another thru-hike in the future. After the holidays I will be finishing up the sequel to "The Blood of Winter" and will add updates of my progress when relevant. Enjoy these photos of the strange and beautiful things I experienced along 200 miles of trail in the Ozarks.Ozark Highlands Photos
Voting finalist & trail update
11/15/17 by John Ozmore
Made it back from the Ozark Highlands Trail. 200 miles and 39 days. My first hot shower in forty days was fantastic. I took many pictures and plenty of video. I will be editing a short documentary on my trip soon and adding photos.
My novel "The Blood of Winter" has made it in the top five of 'pitch perfect' finalists. You must be a registered member to vote (it's easy - you can log in with Facebook.) Registration is free if you would like to vote for my novel to get picked up for review. Please register and vote, even if it's not for me. Help support indie authors.
Blood of Winter Release
09/25/17 by John Ozmore
My debut novel "The Blood of Winter" is set for release on October 1st. You can order your copy at major retailers including Apple, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble. I will start the Ozark Highlands Trail October 5th for a 200 mile adventure and will be out of contact for a month. A sincere thank you to all those who have helped me along the way. Check the acknowledgements at the end for more flattery. :)Order on Amazon About the Book
08/09/17 by John Ozmore
I am currently running a kickstarter to raise funds to self publish my novel, "The Blood of Winter." There are all kinds of strange rewards for pledges in various price ranges from $5 on up. Click below to check it out.View Kickstarter → View Kickstarter Rewards →
07/10/17 by John Ozmore
The Blood of Winter series by John Ozmore will now be a trilogy. I am wrapping up the story for the sequel and looking forward to finishing up this epic journey.
Recently the world lost a wonderful and unique soul. Melody Lane, you will be greatly missed. Thank you for all that you were. You could still make others laugh even when you were going through such a tough time. We love you. Find peace beyond this realm.
04/26/17 by John Ozmore
The Blood of Winter is a dark fantasy about a soldier with the premonition of Death trying to stop a brutal king from spilling enough blood to awaken ancient demons that will end the world. Things are moving along and I am half-way through the sequel to finish this two-part series. I know where the story is going and can't wait to unleash the Demons of Lost Souls onto the world.
12/14/16 by John Ozmore
Editing and more editing. Things are still moving along and "The Blood of Winter" will be ready for the consumption of fantasy and horror fans soon. I am in the final stages with my editor to add the finishing touches and am currently looking for representation from literary agents interested in fantasy, sci-fi, horror, and literary works for current and future projects.
07/22/15 by John Ozmore
From getting caught in flash floods, to funerals, to getting a photo published online in a National Geographic story, things have certainly been interesting. The writing has been slow as I struggle through a first draft, but I have been editing and getting many things done. My art is now hanging at the Frisco bar in Downtown Rogers, Arkansas, and you can see my photo in the National Geographic "Tree of Life" story.
02/08/15 by John Ozmore
I have moved into an art community and am currently working on a new project (Think Office Space meets Army of Darkness and Stargate). The Blood of Winter is in the hands of an editor and I am finishing up some final edits on yet another project titled, Where Gods go to Dream. Everything is moving in the right direction and I expect to start getting my work out to the public in the near future.
10/04/14 by John Ozmore
My new website is live! After a much needed facelift, House Helios has completed revamped the design and layout. Soon I plan on releasing more works, such as my poetry, art, and music. Check back soon for updates.
09/21/14 by John Ozmore
The final rounds of editing are moving along, and I'm coming quite close to finishing The Blood of Winter. Several versions of cover art concepts have been coming through, and in the coming weeks I'm going to begin creating the final art for the printed version of the novel.