My Novels

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 up my first chapter. She says she’s being harsh, and I’m so grateful to her for that! I want the feedback… Read More »The Terror and Thrill of Reviewing My Novel

How to End a Novel

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 to compose, and a bit more of the ending.I intend to avoid the common writing choice of writers who write an… Read More »How to End a Novel

The Fear of Taking the Next Step

I’ve been particularly struck lately by the power of creativity. The impact you could have on a person’s life by simply being brave and open to self-expression. I used to doubt that word: self-expression. It seemed fabricated, as if people were trying to force something out of themselves that wasn’t there to begin with. Or else were closing in on themselves, self-focusing, and thereby shutting out the world. And while that might be true sometimes,… Read More »The Fear of Taking the Next Step

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 love, go on adventures, and save the world. Typical thirteen-year-old girl stuff. I wanted to read the story, so I… Read More »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 feel they get across the essence of their characters. It’s rare that I’m able to do just what I want… Read More »Halfbreeds Artwork

Halfbreeds

Chapter One — The Bullbeast The children ran as fast as their abnormally short legs would carry them to the edges of the Terrible Forest and there crouched among the brambles in the thicket. Once down, not a leaf stirred from place—these children were adept at making themselves invisible to Human eyes. Bobakin lay still and silent, watching the townspeople growing larger as they neared, when from the other side, the forest side, something else… Read More »Halfbreeds