2018 Paper Palaces Pen and Ink Art Contest (Fantasy)

This autumn, I'm hosting an artwork contest through Paper Palaces for any artists interested. Here are the details: Seeking the most engaging artistic interpretation of the fictional scene below. . . Whether your a long-standing artist or simply building your portfolio, this is a contest for you! The winner and runner-ups will be featured on PaperPalacesBlog.com, … Continue reading 2018 Paper Palaces Pen and Ink Art Contest (Fantasy)

YA FRIDAY: 3 Books to Add to Your Shelf

  In an earlier post this Monday, I previewed three books: Pax by Sarah Pennypacker, Ghost by Jason Reynolds, and The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman for IMWAYR. For this week's YA Friday, I'd like to keep the tradition of previewing a book I have read, one book that I'm partway through, as well as one … Continue reading YA FRIDAY: 3 Books to Add to Your Shelf

Worldbuilding Tips: Five Useful Articles on Creating a Fictional World

I won't pretend that I'm the master of worldbuilding, but I will say that I am proud of the world that I built for my novel series A Thousand Watchful Eyes.  For my current novel, The Witch's Uprising, I've made several revisions to the world of Brylennia, ensuring that my fantasy world is both beautiful and believable.  … Continue reading Worldbuilding Tips: Five Useful Articles on Creating a Fictional World