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
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
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!
Huh. I thought I read a lot more this week... I seem to remember sitting down every day to read from Moby Dick, but it must've only been a page or two each day, because I really didn't get that far! The action has slowed down, and it's mostly technical descriptions of how to splice … Continue reading Moby Dick Reading Journal Chapters 65-70
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
At last, I have seen the fabled captain Ahab, and slowly, over the course of 12 more chapters, I have begun to get a whole sense of his personality. And yet I still feel like I know him very little, mostly because he strikes me as a man of action, and no action has as … Continue reading Moby Dick Journal – Chapters 22-34
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 … Continue reading Halfbreeds
Don't miss out on this collection of five of my most loved short stories! Purchase Whimsical Tales now!And remember, if you purchase today or tomorrow, you will receive special content! After tomorrow, the following content will be gone for good:1. A personalized letter from me2. A Bookmark3. A BONUS Never-Before-Released Short StoryJust forward your purchase … Continue reading Don’t forget!
For the first time ever, these stories are available in book format with accompanying vintage artwork.
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
These are the classical texts I read in high school and college that I actually liked! Full of passion, love, sacrifice, fate, and prime storytelling, they contain deep insights into human life, and I highly recommend them! What’s the oldest book you’ve ever read? Mine is the Epic of Gilgamesh, but I didn’t like that … Continue reading 17 of the Best of the Ancient Classics (BC)
If the deity cares for music Why shouldn’t you? Will you become yourself A broken shoe? Walk no where, no place to go So stale and, oh, so slow? Deafly turned to visible sounds Deafly blind mysterious rounds Then stop up, voyager, and turn around Your journey is whirring And without sound But I will … Continue reading A Secret Chord
Do modern novels make you cringe? Does it feel like everything written after 1950 is shallow, immoral, or ridden with sloppy language? If your soul is slowly shriveling away inside of you and your eyes are screaming at you to find something, ANYTHING, worth their time to read, I have a solution for you! First, … Continue reading 50 BEST BOOKS OF ALL TIME
Cry beyond the cage of birth Crowding toward the crushing earth Creeping in the soiled skirts Of carnal lust and losing mirth. Laughing loud in loyal love To gain a shred of laughter rough In breathing in the layered lore Of life forgotten and forged l’amour. Loving lust and lousy grime To grovel low in … Continue reading Lust
To write of fairy tales is, as J.R.R. Tolkien once asserted, “a rash adventure.” For fairy tales are enigmas, difficult to define and impossible to believe. And yet we believe them, because they are ultimately more real that real life. They offer us a glimpse of a distant, approaching reality that we cannot see. This … Continue reading Celestial Castles Beyond Our Own
With a glance behind and gaze to fore I pushed myself beyond the door Door that closed upon my past And now the future die is cast Cast to breaking on the shore Shore that's breaking on the floor Floor of deep embedded beads That time has wrought to sandy seeds Seeds mix and jumble … Continue reading RISE
As I was falling asleep the other night I ran through words to help me fall asleep, and I was using the letter W. What came out ended up being a lovely vignette! Why worry when The woman begins To wield the weirdly words? -- A whimsical charm A mystical yarn That reveals itself to … Continue reading Weirdly Whimsical Words
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!
Where barren bones bring no life to straggling gardens, some seeds new and vibrant should be planted. But where do we find such soulful seedlings? Where should we plant our special plantlings? Plant and do not worry, for yesterday has passed away. Plant and rejoice, for tomorrow has a way of coming. Plants aplenty come … Continue reading The Barren Garden
I read Heir to the Empire, by Timothy Zahn, early in 2018, and to be honest, and I wish I could've liked it better since it included aspects that I really love about the Star Wars universe! As a child, I read Jude Watson's Jedi Apprentice, Last of the Jedi, and Jedi Quest series and … Continue reading Timothy Zahn May Be the Best Star Wars Author – But He’s Not For Me