In case you didn't pick up on my clues, I'm a witch. And I mean it, truly. I'm a modern day witch with a bad memory for dates and a frazzled brain. This mostly means I have a lot of crystals and herbs laying around, and occasionally my husband asks me if I'm doing Stevie … Continue reading Cancer season & Witchy Books
I have some thoughts and some updates. I rarely do these newsletters/blogs until later in the month, but I already have a lot to say this June. It's Pride Month, which is very important to me for several reasons, I'm demi/pansexual, I have many LBGTQ+ loved ones, and I'm all about people celebrating who they … Continue reading Pride Month and More
Oh, to be blissfully ignorant! CW: Mentions of depression, suicide, death Before I say anything more, I want to assure you I'm working a folktale into this. I promise. Occasionally, I'll look back on yesteryear and think, "If I'd only known what I know now..." Yet, more and more these days, I envy those times … Continue reading Intelligence and Luck
I don't make wishes. Not anymore. I bought into every fairytale as a kid, and while I still enjoy the stories, I don't believe in leaving my life up to fate. Does that mean I've lost the magic in my life? Absolutely not. I've replaced wishing upon stars with believing in my own power. I've … Continue reading You are the magic who can make your dreams come true.
There aren't enough resources on Slavic mythology. There, I said it. One of the reasons why I wrote Heroes & Harbingers was because I fell in love with sirins and alkonosts. I wanted to write a story that might introduce them to non-slavic cultures. I understood I would soon find myself explaining that a sirin … Continue reading It’s Sirin, not Siren.
Life I'm not very consistent in my posting schedule, because well... LIFE. On top of writing books and blogs, I have a full-time job, two kids in college, and an elementary age kid that I homeschool. Over the last two months, most of my responsibilities have paled compared to something I always knew was coming, … Continue reading Life, Death, and Everything In Between
I'm back with some more of my takes on stories around the world. Today, I wanted to focus on two cryptids that I included in Heroes & Harbingers that got my readers asking questions! However, before I jump into that, I want to celebrate! My newest book, Heroes & Harbingers, is here! Paperbacks are anywhere … Continue reading Cryptid Stories with Some Fun Heroes & Harbingers Updates
The other day it hit me that every major character in Heroes & Harbingers is either human or has a basis in a myth I've already blogged about. Ms. Sirin is a sirin and related to many alkonosts, and I wrote about Alkonosts and Sirins long ago (and then resolved to highlight them in a … Continue reading Finn MacCool & the Giant’s Causeway
I've been hard at work ensuring that the Secret of Pantheons series starter, Heroes & Harbingers, is ready for release day on June 11th. My mission is to make this the best possible reading experience for those who purchase it. That has led to some changes. For instance, the cover image has changed. I had … Continue reading Heroes & Harbingers Ebook Preorders Are Here!
Hello, friends! Long time, no blog. My apologies for missing a month. I, like many others, was consumed by the news of Russia's attack on Ukraine. I still am. With many close friends in both Russia and Ukraine, it's been a very emotional time. In addition to this, I've been working on a big project, … Continue reading Updates on me and my newest works