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My goodness, it has been quite a while. I have FOUR wee ones now–all five and under, and one is three months old, we sold our house, moved to another state, and still haven’t closed on a property–five months later. In other words, please have grace for my extended absence. This sleep-deprived Momma had anContinue reading “Get the New Edition of My YA Fantasy for FREE!”

What is it about a book’s first page that keeps you reading?

I’m curious: What is it about a book’s first page that keeps you flipping? Are you able to share an example of a book whose first page just grabbed you and held on until the last page? I want to know what book did that for you and why. Then I can go Amazon-“Look inside”-stalkContinue reading “What is it about a book’s first page that keeps you reading?”

You can read ALL of Prodigy Prince on Wattpad – Limited time only!

That’s right, folks. You can read all of Prodigy Prince on Wattpad for a limited time. Check it out. And if you’re diggin’ it, don’t forget to vote (click the little star icon). And PLEASE DO divulge on me, let me have it, share those blazing thoughts of yours as I do take to heart,Continue reading “You can read ALL of Prodigy Prince on Wattpad – Limited time only!”

Killing Your Characters

So killing off characters in your story: is it fun for you, or torture? I’ve been on both sides of this fence, and I can say that now, it’s leaning toward more fun. For me, there’s something about the shock of it, the later oh-so-hoped for justice, the real-ness it adds to the danger andContinue reading “Killing Your Characters”

Fantasy Friday: “The Academy’s Royal Resident and Rival” – Through Elisena’s Eyes Part 2, Chapter 3 (Short Story)

I know it’s not Friday again. I’m working on it. Feel free to let me know what your thoughts are on the story so far. Ugh, that rhymed. Check out the previous chapters here. Happy reading! A glowing white orb pulsed above me. With a low hum, its gentle pace mirrored my heartbeat. “Elly,” Javin’sContinue reading “Fantasy Friday: “The Academy’s Royal Resident and Rival” – Through Elisena’s Eyes Part 2, Chapter 3 (Short Story)”

Fantasy Friday: “Courtship Class Catastrophe” – Through Elisena’s Eyes Part 2, Chapter 2

I know it’s not Friday. This week was hubby’s birthday and I needed two days to recover (no, not because of alcohol. I’m pregnant peeps and don’t drink.) We went to the aquarium and I epically failed by forgetting to bring the stroller so our one-year-old was VERY difficult. He cried. Then I cried. EveryoneContinue reading “Fantasy Friday: “Courtship Class Catastrophe” – Through Elisena’s Eyes Part 2, Chapter 2″

Fantasy Friday! “Welcome to Knight’s Elect Academy” – Through Elisena’s Eyes Part 2, Ch 1 (Short Story)

Click here to read Part 1 if you haven’t already! Chapter One   Just close your eyes, breathe, and shut out their hearts. My hands trembled as I stood in the mass of prodigies walking toward the Servants’ Lodge entryway. The daystar rose above the orange forest surrounding me and Javin’s new home, exposing theContinue reading “Fantasy Friday! “Welcome to Knight’s Elect Academy” – Through Elisena’s Eyes Part 2, Ch 1 (Short Story)”

Fantasy Friday! “He Peered At Me” – Through Elisena’s Eyes (Short Story) : Part 1, Ch. 3-4

*Click here to read chapters 1-2 if you haven’t already. He Peered at Me 6th of the Days of Warmth Distractions are harder to dust off than I’d previously planned. Especially when they are a handsome, hard-working, six-day-a-week presence. And when I’ve given so much thought and attention to them for so long. Too long.Continue reading “Fantasy Friday! “He Peered At Me” – Through Elisena’s Eyes (Short Story) : Part 1, Ch. 3-4″

Fantasy Friday! “None Of Us Have Destinies, But We Do Have…” – Through Elisena’s Eyes (Short Story) – Part 1, Chapters 1-2

This is the first “chapter” of Part One of Through Elisena’s eyes. It’s written in journal format. In part 2, we are taken to first-person past-tense point-of-view and the setting takes place at Knight’s Elect Academy. I’d love to know your thoughts so feel free to leave a comment. Happy reading! The journal of ElisenaContinue reading “Fantasy Friday! “None Of Us Have Destinies, But We Do Have…” – Through Elisena’s Eyes (Short Story) – Part 1, Chapters 1-2″

Through Elisena’s Eyes: Free YA fantasy eBook

Hey fellow writers/readers. I have a short free eBook in journal format from a beloved character in Prodigy Prince, Elisena. Whether you’ve already read Prodigy Prince or not, this is a prologue and won’t spoil anything. You can get Elisena’s Journal here. Speaking of journal formats, have you read any fiction books in this formatContinue reading “Through Elisena’s Eyes: Free YA fantasy eBook”