Saturday Writing Session # 2 – Take-aways from five hours of writing

For those of you who don't know, I'm a middle school teacher who is also trying to write a twelve-book fantasy saga in my spare time. It's the most amazing job in the world, as I get to work with children and their writing. To do my job correctly, I need to be efficient and … Continue reading Saturday Writing Session # 2 – Take-aways from five hours of writing

Writing Wednesday # 3 – Quotes from A New Nine-Novel Fantasy Series

Recently, I have been working on The Witch's Uprising, the first book in my nine-novel fantasy series A Thousand Watchful Eyes. This blog post includes quotes from the series.

The Witch’s Uprising: Writing Wednesday # 2

When the twig snapped beneath her left foot, Aurelia felt the world shift. Her heart palpitated - the hoof-beat thump of a seasoned warrior filling her chest. Before she could make a decision, before she could swing the sword, the wind blew across her face, and the man turned. She had seconds to act - seconds!

Photographs of Whitby – Seaside Ruins and Inspiration for a YA Fantasy Series

A few years ago, my fiancé and I traveled to England. Whitby stood out as one of the most picturesque locations I have ever seen in my life. Yorkshire, as a whole, is very beautiful. Here are nine photographs of Whitby that served as inspiration for the novels in my young adult fantasy series A Thousand … Continue reading Photographs of Whitby – Seaside Ruins and Inspiration for a YA Fantasy Series

When can we read The Staghorn Crown?

When can we read the first installment of The Staghorn Crown? This fantasy serial novella will be released for Patrons on November 2nd, 2017 - earlier for Gilded Armor Patrons. If you are curious about any future installments of The Staghorn Crown, the Patron Calendar is now up and running with a list of major dates and important events.

The Witch’s Uprising and The Staghorn Crown on Patreon!

Interested in young adult fantasy? Want to help an independent author publish? The Witch's Uprising and The Staghorn Crown are two yet-to-be-published young adult fantasy novels. Each novel is part of a larger nine-novel series called A Thousand Watchful Eyes. If you'd like to preview them or make their publication a reality, follow my Instagram and/or support me on … Continue reading The Witch’s Uprising and The Staghorn Crown on Patreon!

The Witch’s Uprising – Making Titles for Fantasy Books

While working on a novel is the thrilling, the process is often fraught with little challenges. For example, finding the correct title for the book, section titles for the book's major divisions, or the names for characters and towns. In the world-building process, most of this is easy, but it gets tougher as the books … Continue reading The Witch’s Uprising – Making Titles for Fantasy Books