I'm about to compare myself to a literary giant, but first I have an announcement! The cover for "Portals & Pantheons" is here! "Portals & Pantheons" releases on December 19th, 2023! Despite everything life has thrown at me for the last year, you'll be able to join Mr. Finn, Ms. Sirin, and Bree on their … Continue reading Apparently, Victor Hugo and I have something in common.
When I tell you that I've been busy, that's a massive understatement. September through now has been a whirlwind of travel and publication work. It's all very exciting and, if I'm being honest, exhausting as well. You went to Salem? Years ago, back when I was publishing Struggling With the Current, I found out about … Continue reading Salem, Las Vegas, New Cover, Oh My!
When I was a kid, I didn't get to have video games. They were "for boys," according to my mom. I would go to my friends' houses and watch them play, because they didn't want to share. Oh, the jealousy I felt! Eventually my brother, who is twelve years older than me, let me play … Continue reading Are video games just for boys?
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