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!
For another monday, I've decided to participate in It's Monday! What are you reading?, which I found through Jen Vincent's Blog TeachMentorTexts.com, and Kellee's Unleashing Readers. Jen has children's literature as the subject for these posts, which she has defined as "picture books, chapter books, middle grade novels, young adult novels, anything in the world of kidlit..." If you're interested in … Continue reading My Reading Week: It’s Monday, What are you reading? #IMWAYR – October 23rd, 2017
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
Fantasy Fiction Fridays: #FantasyFansUnited I know this is published early, but after this week's coffee question and a responses from WordPress bloggers and Instagram users, I couldn't help myself. Paper Palaces will provide a place for Fantasy Fans on WordPress and other platforms to unite, including writers, authors, artists, and other enthusiasts of fantasy fiction, … Continue reading #FantasyFansUnited – Want your audience to grow? Fantasy Fiction Friday # 1
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
This Monday, I've decided to participate in It's Monday! What are you reading?, which I found through Jen Vincent's Blog TeachMentorTexts.com, and Kellee's Unleashing Readers. Jen has children's literature as the subject for these posts, which she has defined as "picture books, chapter books, middle grade novels, young adult novels, anything in the world of kidlit..." Since I tend to … Continue reading My Reading Week: It’s Monday, What are you reading? #IMWAYR
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.
Knowing that there is a wealth of people interested in fantasy fiction, world building, swords and sorcery, magic, and medieval-inspired stories and novels, we couldn't help but pose this question this week. If you like to read or write fantasy fiction, like this post, and comment!
Intelligent conversations about horror are happening daily, but who's hearing them? Despite the large number of horror aficionados in the world, many readers and writers have steered away from works of horror without fully engaging the genre as a whole. Putting aside your genre-preferences, all writers should spend a little time unpacking works of horror … Continue reading Why should writers study horror?
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