Hello, and thanks for visiting my blog.
My name, if the big letters above didn’t give it away, is Roberto Calas and I am an author of fantasy, historical fantasy, and horror. I live in Sandy Hook, Connecticut. Yes, that Sandy Hook.
Because there is confusion, I feel I should mention that my last name is pronounced kah-LASS, and, in case you’re curious, my first name is pronounce roh-behr-to (insert appropriate snarky emoticon here).
I have two children, twins, named Cesar and Andalucia. I also have a fiancee, Annabelle, who lives in the United Kingdom. It’s a beautiful, tortured and fulfilling long-distance romance that we’ve had for nearly five years now. We plan to get married at Bodiam Castle some day, and you’ll all be invited.
I am represented by Fleetwood Robbins of Waxman Leavell.
My novels include The Scourge trilogy; a historical-fantasy/horror novel published by 47North, originally as a serial. In The Scourge, a knight must travel across a demon-plagued England to find his wife. Love, action, humor and horror, all mixed in a historically accurate melange of the 14th century. If you like medieval history, romance, action, black humor and demons/zombies, then this is your series.
If you prefer epic fantasy, I wrote a gritty series called The Beast of Maug Maurai. The books are about an aging, dispirited officer in the King’s army who is ordered to slay a marauding monster that lives in a haunted forest. And as he leads a squad of misfits (including a distractingly beautiful female archer) into the forest, a legendary hero named Black Murrogar is trying to lead a family of nobles out.
If you have any interest in The Hundred Years War or Neal Stephenson’s Foreworld universe, I wrote a novella called Kingdom of Glass for Amazon’s Kindle Worlds program. In that story, two young English knights try to leave France during the Hundred Years War. They stop in a small village for a final errand and find themselves at the heart of a major conflict between the hapless villagers and a ravaging army of bandits. Common sense tells them to flee, but one of the knights falls in love with a villager and retreat becomes no option at all.
A couple other things about me: I once owned a company that sold swords, armor and historical replicas; I flip any coin I see that is tails up; I play a mean game of pictionary; I have a pilot’s license; I can juggle really damn well; with the amount of evidence my friends have, I could never, ever run for president.
I hope you enjoy my works. Please don’t be shy. Let me know what you think. I’m always happy to discuss my works, fantasy, history, and pictionary strategies. Or anything else you want to talk about.