Monday, October 22, 2012

Extended Holiday, I've been on this sort of extended holiday, that's taken us from Helsinki to Detroit to New York, back to Detroit, and finally back to Helsinki...whew! And as a consequence, I've completely forgotten about my blog and website...somehow I've still managed to do quite a bit of writing on the prequel to the Ark Of The Witch, as well as the post production CGI for the feature film, updates coming...soon!

Ah, but The Ark Of The Witch is Free for one more day on Kindle...that's October 23rd:
The Ark Of The Witch - Kindle Edition

And also on iBookstore:
Ark of the Witch - Robert Seppälä

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Saturday, April 14, 2012

AOW is now on Amazon! I've been terrible at keeping up with my blog here, we're just about finished with the film now, so I'll be posting updates here, and at our main website: very soon.


So... Ark Of The Witch ebook is now on Kindle, iBooks, Nook, Kobo, Diesel eBook store, Ebooks eros, Baker&Taylor, and Amazon.... All of this, represents 32 countries of worldwide distribution... a nice prelude to the coming feature I must say.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Ark Of The Witch - The Novella

And that's a wrap on the novella, Ark Of The Witch. Currently you can find it here on smashwords: Now for some much needed sleep! Well, a few hours anyway, my website is atrocious right now so please bear with me. We're currently on the last lap of post production for the feature, Ark Of The Witch, starring Tiffany Shepis by the way. And, I should be posting some American tour dates for my favorite Finnish band, Gjallarhorn!


Ark Of The Witch, is a contemporary dark fantasy that bridges the modern world with the ancient underworld of Finland, Tuonela.


Ailing from a bitter divorce settlement, the foreclosure on his home, and the loss of his job, Karl's just received the break he's been waiting for. He's inherited the family farm in northern Michigan, but first he must confront an ex-business partner in an attempt to cover up his misappropriations and the shoddy business practices that have come back to haunt him.

In the sleepy town of Toivola, Michigan, Karl's brief respite is soon shattered by the dire need of his cousin, Maki, and a menacing town sheriff. Resigned to his fate, Karl leaves nothing to chance, save but one tiny heirloom that has beset his family for generations.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012



Gjallarhorn features world music that is firmly rooted in the Swedish folk music of Finland, as well as the Norwegian and the Swedish traditions. Its talented performers offer the listener a personal, punchy, and yet nuanced, sound-world which rings to the echoes of the ancient Scandinavian folk traditions.

What a great band, I frequently have their music rolling for some ambient sounds while I'm writing, which is quite often. One of things I really admire about Gjallarhorn aside from their great sound, is the stories they tell in their songs. Hymn, as the story goes was a preserved form of church song, exported by a group of Swedish speaking peoples that lived on some islands near Estonia in the 1780's. For whatever political reasons, they were deported by the queen of Sweden to the Ukraine. The entire population forced to walk for one year with half of them dying in the process. Their fate really sort of reminded me in a way, of the Trail Of Tears, as we know to be one of the well documented cases of forced relocations of the Native Americans by the U.S. government in the 1800's. It's really quite amazing that these people managed to save some of their traditions and have their story retold and performed today by Jenny Wilhelms and Gjallarhorn.