Announcement time!!!! Are you excited about the Heroes of Avoch series? Are you counting months until 'Scales & Stingers' is available? Or are you at least marginally curious? Creative James Media and I NEED YOU!!!!! Now recruiting for Street Team members AND ARC readers!! Street team: I still need 3-5 people willing to help post … Continue reading Now seeking Street Team and ARC readers!!!!
Well, it happened. I figured it would, eventually. I've contracted COVID. Can I pinpoint where? Not with certainty, but I have ideas. Hubby has been testing negative, was home this week for vacation anyway. Being that I'm double vaccinated & double boosted, my symptoms have been mild. I woke up on Tuesday morning with a … Continue reading 2 years, 3 months…and my luck runs out
Avoch, Black Isle, Scotland Happy Saturday! I've been BUSY. I finished up 'Sword & Soul' and sent it off to Creative James Media. 'Scales & Stingers' is almost through the copy/line edit phase. 'Shield & Scepter' is about to go to the content editor. I'm gathering things I need for events. A new banner has … Continue reading The Scotland Connection
A thing happened yesterday. Two years of my writing life came to an end. 'Sword & Soul' was sent to Creative James Media. Thia, Jinaari, Adam, and Caelynn's story is now complete. Yes, I know I typed 'The End' a few weeks ago. That was the soft closure. It went to my betas, who added … Continue reading Book hangovers are real
Sidhe viewpoint, Scotland Deep breath in, release slowly. Find my center, my calm. This post is going to contain some personal experiences dealing with sexual assault and being raised by a narcissistic mother. If these things are problematic for you, I understand if you want to stop reading now. Words have power. And I need … Continue reading Anxiety, writing, and learned behavior
Three generations I've felt off for a few days now. It started on my drive home from work on Monday. I was angry, irritable, and overthinking a lot of things I probably shouldn't have been. I felt lost, really. Not depressed, not sad, not hopeless. Just...lost. Today, I figured out why. My dad would've celebrated … Continue reading Happy birthday, Dad
Yep, I'm writing again. It took me a few days to think about what the story arc would be, how to bring the characters together, what dynamic I wanted between them. There's also some things that have to happen, given that 'Heroes of Avoch' will be up for sale by the time this one releases. … Continue reading Starting on page 1
Jinaari, as I see him in 'Heroes of Avoch' Well, things are happening! My editor at Creative James Media fell in love with 'Scales & Stingers' and finished the edits! She's someone who has no idea what D&D is, or reads a lot of fantasy, yet she connected with the characters and the story. For … Continue reading Next!
Sidhe Viewpoint, west of Loch Ness, Scotland Earlier today, I did a thing. I finished the first draft of 'Sword & Soul'. I typed the words 'The End', saved the file, and sent it to my beta readers. The 'Heroes of Avoch' series is done. Now, yes, there's a lot of editing and revising to … Continue reading Typing ‘The End’ after 2 years
One thing I've been working on is finding the small things around me every day that make me happy. I'm not talking big stuff. The simple moments of joy that bring a smile to my face even if no one else cares. Part of that is doing certain things every morning. My anxiety finds comfort … Continue reading Simple joys