I’m back! After a month-long sabbatical and full site overhaul, I am finally back to write deeply and fill the world with wonder! A little side note, before plunging into the meaty material: I have been sending out surveys recently, and according to the feedback I received, the content I provide that you are all most interested in receiving is ‘writing advice’ and ‘classic book reviews.’ Which is great, because that’s what I love too!… Read More »How to Throw a Literary Fantasy Book Launch Party
Last April, I had the opportunity to read aloud at an author’s event, which got recorded! Here is me reading from Halfbreeds, Part 2, Chapter 7, “A Study in Humanity.” You can read along below if you like: Chapter Fifteen — A Study in Humanity Nappy was not caught up in the love fever that seemed to rage all through the village of Good. He had always been a calm, level-headed fellow, with a knack… Read More »Reading My Work at Waterline
First, the Thrill 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 little difference between when the book was on my computer and I could email it to someone,… Read More »How Publishing a Novel is Like Completing the Hero's Journey
UPDATE: Trinian is now available for purchase! 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 CHAPTER 1 – GROUNDBREAKING DISCOVERY 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, built of red brick, it glistened like a… Read More »Chapters 1 and 2 of Trinian | An Epic Fantasy
Monsters in the forest. Murderers in the village. Eight children struggle to survive in a hostile world, seeking love amongst each other, and help from none. A story of love, hatred, and survival, Halfbreeds is a tale of epic portions.In a villagewrapped about with strange monsters and superstition, a new kind of child is born. Half-man half-monster, the villagers fear their own children and,turning against them, burn them at the stake. But a small band of… Read More »Halfbreeds
[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DuEBpli3ZQk&w=560&h=315]I was recently interviewed on a podcast for authors! Hear all about Trinian, when I began writing, my struggles with writing, and more! Thanks to Darshaun McAway for having me on his show! [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DuEBpli3ZQk&w=560&h=315] You can purchase Halfbreeds and Trinian here!
Lovely review of the first chapter of Trinian by Put A Spotlight on It! 😍 Thank you Angela!
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 written, and I officially have a finished, readable story from start to finish.Woo hoo!Those red sections were like scary warning… Read More »Don’t Give Up – Write to the End
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 mom talked me down from the emotional ledge, thankfully. She reminded me of the big picture: of the fact that I… Read More »Freaking out about Publishing
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 in the making, and it blows my mind that it’s so close to it’s release date. The picture is a rough sketch of Rordan, done by the lovely Sophia Dytewski! Enjoy and tell your friends!… Read More »Prologue of Trinian