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
There are some people that find a great deal of joy in cleaning their homes. I am not one of those people. I would much rather curl up in a hammock with a book than spend even half an hour doing basic upkeep that any child could master. That being said, I love a good … Continue reading A Broom Is For Sweeping
When I was a little girl, I got in trouble with my school library for checking out D'Aulaire's Book of Greek Myths so often that no one else got a chance to read it. Oops. So, I promised them I would check out another book and give my Greek myth obsession a rest. So I … Continue reading Divine Evolution & Maman Brigitte
When I was 13 years old, life wasn't all that great. I had a single working mom who often wasn't home, because she preferred to stay at her boyfriend's house and I was old enough to take care of myself, right? I spent most of my non-school time either getting up to trouble with neighborhood … Continue reading The Telverin Trilogy Completes.
Many authors need complete silence to write. Any sound is a distraction from their work. I'm a different kind of writer. I need my music for multiple reasons. I can more easily put myself into the mood of the scene I'm writing.I'm one of those people who needs music on almost all the time.Without music, … Continue reading The Music That Inspired Telverin.