Chapter 36 "A wave of fire swept through his veins and his eyes flashed open. He lay flat on his back, rain spilling over him. He turned to his side. The blue-glassed bottle lay capsized on the grass. He pushed it away with a mumbled curse, the picture of a passed-out drunk on the ground. A drunk who had freed a demon." Stone Bearers reached 80 reviews on Amazon this weekend, so as promised, I am going to share some early sketches of Mordin. Here he is in all his princely g
[“]There were flowers running around here on their roots last week. Flowers.”
“They’re called scrufflings. The sprites made them, and they’re ever so cute, but they throw axes at them. They do!” Scrufflings!!!
Okay, so this isn’t technically fan art. This is “creator” art. Now some of you might assume that means I drew it. You would be wrong. You see, I first started writing about my elves way back in high school. So I stuck my elves in my forest and turned t
Do I’m on twitter—mostly against my will. I signed up because my publisher told me to, looked around and was still unsure I really wanted to be there. Then my book came out and my publisher listed “following me” as an entry task to possibly win my printed book. So now I have followers following nothing.
There is something very poetic about that somewhere...
But today I decided I liked twitter simply because a stranger used it to tell me she liked my book and was leaving m
Working on a short story for the Stone Bearers universe, and I just finished the first draft! This story will be featured in an Anthology by Future House introducing several different fantasy worlds written by their authors. It will also be available here as free content for those who choose to sign up for the email newsletter, which will just give me an opportunity to reach out and tell interested parties directly when there is a new release--free or otherwise.
When the id
“It’s like reading a real book!”
- My sister “It’s not as girly as Twilight…”
- My brother And now… “…[It] isn’t as boring as you may think.”
–My “most helpful” Amazon Review. And yes, I VERY much want it to stay, give it an extra thumbs up just for me. :) Contrary to what a few of my reviewers have said, I am not self-published. I have a publisher and they were the ones who decided that since I wrote a book, I should have some reviews. So they gave a copy of my book to a
Kit jumped at crickets while they walked, ducking through the grass. I have fan art! This is Kit, as drawn by my ultra talented niece Angela. I love how she got his thorned tail. Not to mention how CUTE he is (don't tell him I said that, dragonets hate being called cute).
Dragonets are the guardian creatures to the Bearer of Truth/Knowledge. They are telepathic and have a hive mind, leading to the belief that they know EVERYTHING. But they are so small that thi
This being my first book and since I chose a smaller press for my publisher, I know a lot of people who read and recommend this book in the first go-round will be doing it because they know me and want to support me. THANK YOU! But I have a diverse group of friends and that this book is not going to appeal to everyone.
Or, put in another way, I like a lot of different kinds of books, but often appreciate knowing what to expect beforehand. If the book meets or exceeds my exp
I HAVE A COVER!!!
And it's freaking gorgeous. I am not going to lie, one of the big reasons I went with Future House was because I liked their covers. And I wasn’t disappointed. I saw the mock ups last Wed. and thought Ashira was pretty, but I preferred one pose to another and wished they could do something to represent the djinni.
And they did it.
Post it everywhere. Annoy your friends. Make it break the internet. It’s gorgeous.
(But don’t let it discourage
A publisher took my book away. For years, I thought that was what I wanted. I wrote book after book thinking, someday, my writing might be good enough for some publisher to take. Then I would be published and join my long list of author heroes. So I joined a critique group. I attended writing conferences. I submitted to agents and contests. Some interest, but no real results.
So I submitted to smaller publishers expecting nothing—not even sure my emails were doing anything
If I could pick a quote for my book it would be this one from CS Lewis:
“The most dangerous thing you can do is to take any one impulse of your own nature and set it up as the thing you ought to follow at all costs. There is not one of them which will not make us into devils if we set up as an absolute guide.”
The world of Stone Bearers was inspired by a world created by sister. In this world, magic was done by those who could connect to stones representing certain values