Child of the Kaites Cover Reveal!

I started writing my fantasy series, now called The Firstborn's Legacy, around 2008/2009.  When I first started, I expected it to be a standalone book.  By the end of the first draft, I realized it would be a whole lot longer than that, with the first draft falling somewhere in the middle of the series. Over … Continue reading Child of the Kaites Cover Reveal!

Book Recommendation: The Electrical Menagerie

This month, I planned to feature one of the books I've loved for a long time.  Instead, I decided to tell you about the book I just finished reading: The Electrical Menagerie, by Mollie E. Reader. Why the change of plans? Because this book is simply magical. The Electrical Menagerie is perplexingly difficult to describe.  It … Continue reading Book Recommendation: The Electrical Menagerie

The Lake of Living Water

Happy Monday!  As a teacher and writer, I'm thrilled for it to be summer.  I'm still teaching part-time, but fewer hours means I'm fully in get-Child-of-the-Kaites-ready-for-release mode.  I always feel the need to qualify statements about the future, as I have no idea what the next minute even holds, but as of now Child of the … Continue reading The Lake of Living Water

E.B. Dawson Cover Reveal

I've been puzzling over what to do with this blog since I finished sharing the early draft of Child of the Kaites with you.  I finally have decided.  At least for now, my goal is to bring you one of my original writings (short story or poem) per month and also share with you about one … Continue reading E.B. Dawson Cover Reveal

Travels in Japan

As mentioned previously, April was a busy month for me.  Part of that included a trip to Japan. This trip was my: second time out of the country second time off the continent first time flying alone first time to Asia first time in a place where I couldn't communicate well with others It was … Continue reading Travels in Japan

April Updates

April is shaping up to be an exciting month!  I have three exciting pieces of news, two writing related, one personal. First Piece of News: The Weavers' Blessing Update I previously announced the upcoming fifth birthday of The Weavers' Blessing.  In that announcement, I said its pretty new look would be coming to you on April 10th, its actual … Continue reading April Updates

Birthday Celebration: An Announcement

We've come a long way together, my dear readers, and we've got a longer way yet to go.  It will come as no surprise to you that I, an historian, love to look back.  I've been looking back over the past six-ish years since the founding of this blog recently, and I'm reminded of the … Continue reading Birthday Celebration: An Announcement

For the Perfectionists

You're worth more than the sum _______of your parts. Your value's established _______and firm. You're not _______a grade _______a job _______a diagnosis _______a gender _______a name _______a choice _______a failure _______a success-- You. are. you. There are no other yous in this _______whole wide world, nor have there ever been. You are invaluable _______precious _______dear. … Continue reading For the Perfectionists

The “What If?” Fantasy Tag

Kyle Robert Shultz, one of my fellow indie and, more specifically, Phoenix Fiction authors tagged me in a fun game.  It looked like fun, and I got to thinking that I haven't posted in a while, so here we go 🙂  The original post can be found here. Thanks for the tag, Kyle! For the … Continue reading The “What If?” Fantasy Tag

Until All Are Free: An MLKJ-Day Sonnet

If you follow me on Twitter, you saw that I participated in Dressember again this year.  Dressember is a movement of women (and now men) who commit to a fashion challenge during December to raise awareness of and funds to end human trafficking. Most commit to wearing a dress or formal attire every day of … Continue reading Until All Are Free: An MLKJ-Day Sonnet