making of


the story

The fire does not come from the mind."

One thousand years ago —


Mtilan, the Unborn King, pledged his life to Legion, the fallen spirit from beyond the veil of time. Through dark and forbidden magic the broken man gained both immortality and incredible power — but lost his soul.


Over a millennium later Pekra and his sister Lely race to find the mythical cottonwood tree and protect it from Mtilan and his master Legion — but to succeed they must first befriend their father’s killer — a former knight simply called Fool.


Through tragedy and despair the siblings journey across a perilous island full of mystery and legend.


And at the cradle of the world Pekra must face his greatest challenge — can he learn forgiveness?


fire on the mound       william j. meyer


trailer: promises

trailer: promises

trailer: fallen

trailer: fallen

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trailer: misfire

trailer: misfire

written and produced by William J. Meyer

“I wanted to write a monotheistic mythology about all these different sentient species, and the violence they do to one another, even though, ultimately, they all derive from the same loving source."

William is a writer originally from Wisconsin now living in Los Angeles, CA.


He likes stories about robots, mythology, and romance sometimes all at once. He is currently working on novels, screenplays, and audiodrama.


Fire on the Mound is his first novel. His second novel, Valkyrie, will be available in 2018.

read by Steve Rudolph

“It has to do with trying to find out who you are."

Steve is a vocal performer living in Madison, WI and has appeared in commercials, video games, and educational media.


Watch the video on the left to learn about Steve's favorite genre authors, his history in radio, and his unorthodox appearance in Clint Eastwood's directorial debut, Play Misty For Me (1971).

meet the reader

meet the reader

music by William Seegers

“They go through a lot of struggles and are put to the test. They collide head-on with these other cultures."

Will grew up in Houston, Texas and considered band and orchestra his home. After participating in and leading several ensembles throughout school, it came as no surprise when he attended Berklee College of Music.


Watch the video on the left to learn more about Will's process including his influences, his favorite cue, and what he thinks Holly Golightly has in common with the villainous Prince Dúme!

meet the composer

meet the composer







Fire on the Mound has been fortunate to be recognized by the


• 2014 Parsec Awards Best Speculative Fiction Story (Long Form)


• 2013 The Geekie Awards Best Narrative Audio Series