Online Trinian Launch Party

Join me for the online launch party live feed on July 11th, at 7pm EST. I'll read aloud from the book, and respond to questions posted in real time. Plus, there will be chances for big and small prizes! It's expected to be a small group, so your chances of winning prizes are very high! … Continue reading Online Trinian Launch Party

How Publishing a Novel is Like Completing the Hero’s Journey

At last, I have held a book I wrote in my hands! I have felt the thrill of completing, and perfecting, and publishing a book, and it is both a miracle and an agony! But then, all art is. When I published Halfbreeds three years ago, it was certainly exciting, but ultimately anti-climactic. There seemed … Continue reading How Publishing a Novel is Like Completing the Hero’s Journey

Trinian is Available for Pre-Launch!

I'm so excited! Trinian is now available for purchase on Amazon! You can buy the Print Version for $21.99 or the Kindle Version for $3.99. My dear wordpress followers, you guys have supported me and been behind me on all of this, and I cannot thank you enough! I wanted to make sure you knew … Continue reading Trinian is Available for Pre-Launch!

Chapters 1 and 2 of Trinian | An Epic Fantasy

My upcoming novel! I've finally set a release date and you can read all about it here! Read the Prologue here. CHAPTER 1 – HEALERS Beneath the brooding gray clouds of the heavens, far below the palace of the gods, gleamed Drian, the central city of Minecerva. It stood tall and brave and alone and, … Continue reading Chapters 1 and 2 of Trinian | An Epic Fantasy

Wonderous Pain

5 Poems by Elizabeth Russell Curl up beside the fire-side this February with a few poems of Wonderous Pain Wonderous Pain is an ebook collection of 5 poems by Elizabeth Russell These are poems I have previously published here at The Fairy Tale Blog, but now they are compiled into one place in a narrative, … Continue reading Wonderous Pain

Rising Book Spotlight on: “Trinian, An Epic Fantasy” by Elizabeth Russell

Lovely review of the first chapter of Trinian by Put A Spotlight on It! 😍 Thank you Angela!

Spotlight

Here at Spotlight, my goal is to help put the spotlight on great literature and art and help spread the word. I want to write stories on their behalf, which is why I write reviews and features.

I am beyond blessed that there are independent authors reaching out to me and telling me about their projects, particularly in the fantasy and science fiction genre. There are so many exciting stories being written out there, and I am so happy to be finding them slowly but surely.

One particular book that has intrigued me when the author contacted me is…

“Trinian, An Epic Fantasy” by Elizabeth Russel

This upcoming fantasy by blogger and author Elizabeth Russel puts itself in the follows the beautiful tradition of high epic fantasy literature. It’s only fitting since Elizabeth is a huge fan of J.R.R. Tolkien, and his world-building and mythological roots are a big influence…

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I Kept Writing, and Got Rid of the Scary Red Text!

Last night, I skimmed through the 500 page word document of my novel manuscript, and stopped every time I encountered a block of red text. Those sections were notes I left myself about missing scenes in the narrative, and with dedication, I knocked each one out of the park! All my missing scenes are now … Continue reading I Kept Writing, and Got Rid of the Scary Red Text!

Freaking out about Publishing

I had a total freak out moment yesterday! I all of a sudden got very terrified - not just about publishing my book, which is scary enough on its own - but about being a writer at all. I've heard about writers feeling like frauds, and for the first time, I really felt that! My … Continue reading Freaking out about Publishing

Prologue of Trinian

Update on 5/30: There is a new and improved Prologue, which you can read here! Hey guys! I figured it was about time you got to read the Prologue of Trinian, An Epic Fantasy! I'm so excited to share this with you - I'm at a loss for words. This novel has been 12 years … Continue reading Prologue of Trinian

The Terror and Thrill of Reviewing My Novel

Now that I have enough of Trinian, An Epic Fantasy put together to send into the world for review, I'm getting germinal feedback. I love it! But it's also terrifying. My sisters, who are geniuses with artwork, have already taken a stab at illustrating a couple characters, and my best friend Sophia has started marking … Continue reading The Terror and Thrill of Reviewing My Novel

Thoughts on Endings and Trinian, 2nd Draft

Sorry for my weekend extended absence. I spent all weekend, and some bleed through into Monday, finishing Trinian, An Epic Fantasy's second draft. I just sent it out for review, and I can't believe my project is actually out there, being read by other eyes! I'm all tingly. I still have a few middle scenes … Continue reading Thoughts on Endings and Trinian, 2nd Draft

Introducing My New Novel: Trinian, An Epic Fantasy

I’m so excited to introduce you all to my NEXT BOOK… When I was thirteen years old, I read the Lord of the Rings and was disappointed by the lack of female characters in it. So, I decided to write my own epic fantasy that would be sprinkled with plenty of women characters who fall in … Continue reading Introducing My New Novel: Trinian, An Epic Fantasy

Halfbreeds Artwork

See the world of Halfbreeds through the author’s eyes. I’ve created a couple of the iconic images from my novel that stick in my mind. First, here are some I did months ago. Above: Bobakin, in soft chalk pastel Below: Dalimi, in soft chalk pastel I'm very happy with the way these turned out! I … Continue reading Halfbreeds Artwork