4 Stages of Writing: A plant-based approach to creating fiction

Crafting FictionI have a relationship with writing, and it's mostly good. Sometimes, I am consistent about creating chapters, and sometimes... I am not. Like all relationships, writing takes time, dedication, reflection, and care to stay healthy. I admire writers who have found systems that work for their writing processes. Personally, I try new strategies all … Continue reading 4 Stages of Writing: A plant-based approach to creating fiction

How One Children’s Fantasy Book Inspired Me to Rethink My Artistic Process…

Lyra’s Oxford Philip Pullman published his trilogy, His Dark Materials in 1995.  The three main books in the series included: Northern Lights (The Golden Compass in the U.S.) The Amber Spyglass The Subtle Knife Lyra’s Oxford is a companion novel to the set, along with Once Upon a Time in the North. When I was … Continue reading How One Children’s Fantasy Book Inspired Me to Rethink My Artistic Process…

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.

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.

8 Simple Ways You Can Help Me Publish My Twelve-Novel Saga

My Novel-Writing Journey In case you didn't know, I'm writing novels. In fact, I'm writing twelve. Each of the twelve novels are connected by one large, overarching story.  Within the saga, there are two main storylines: The Staghorn Crown Quintet and A Thousand Watchful Eyes. Readers can enjoy each series separately, but the story is richer if read as a … Continue reading 8 Simple Ways You Can Help Me Publish My Twelve-Novel Saga