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
Everyone loves a good trickster. I know I do. As a kid who struggled in P.E. class and didn't have the charisma of the popular kids, I liked that I was at least clever. When I read about tricksters, it showed that a quick mind could win against the strongest giant or the most powerful … Continue reading Trickster Tales
I'm a small woman (It's true. Read my "About" page on my website.) Sometimes, the world feels too big. Everything is so high and out of reach. There's all this empty space. It's lonely and, if I want to dig down really deep, it's uncomfortable in an existential way. So, I've always been fond of … Continue reading The Dark Fantastical Worlds Beneath Us
My seven-year-old is obsessed with My Little Pony, as many children and adults are. For Halloween, she wants to be Twilight Sparkle but also a witch. So, I ordered her a Twilight Sparkle costume and got her a witch hat. She was so delighted at the costume reveal that she gave me a TED Talk … Continue reading The Myth of the Pegasus