I love reading, and I enjoy a lot of books. Every so often, though, I run into a book or series that stands above the rest, that sucks me in and draws me fully into another world. Kyle Robert Shultz's Beaumont and Beasley series is just such a series, and I'm honestly surprised that I haven't … Continue reading Featured Books: The Beaumont and Beasley Series
Child of the Kaites has its first 10 reviews! I’m incredibly thankful for everyone who has read this book, and amazed with gratitude that so many have taken the time to leave reviews. As a token of my appreciation, CotK is on sale for just .99 this weekend. Starting today, get your copy here: amzn.to/2CcfCLp … Continue reading Child of the Kaites E-book Sale!
Happy October 1st! It's the time of pumpkins, tea, sweaters, and fun--all of which are, coincidentally, nouns. That's right, folks, today we're starting at the very beginning. Before we can get to the really fun parts of grammar, first we have to make sure we're all using the same language. For the first couple posts, … Continue reading The Basics: Nouns, Articles, and Pronouns
Here's a poem that came to me recently.
Did you have an imaginary friend when you were little? Have you ever felt like you didn't quite fit in? If so, The Girl Who Could See is the perfect book for you. This was one of the first indie (independent author) books I read, and I'm so glad it was part of my introduction to … Continue reading Book Rec: The Girl Who Could See
Grammar. Ugh. Gross. That's the attitude I used to have, and the attitude most people of my acquaintance still have, toward grammar. I grew up prejudiced against this subject, indoctrinated to view it as a convoluted conglomeration of stupid rules and pointless terms meant to box me in. Like any good American, the refrain of my writer's heart was, "Don't fence me in." I never learned grammar in school, a truth which I blame on my attitude more than on my teachers. I did just enough to get by, but as soon as the test was over I wiped it from my head. "I don't need to know the terms," I used to protest. "I have a strong practical understanding of grammar because of how much I read and write, and that's more important." Yeah, I was wrong.
Hannah Heath is punny, sarcastic, nerdy, kind, and the author of incredible short fantasy stories. I've been blessed to get to know her through social media and Phoenix Fiction, and she's also one of the few authors whom I've had the pleasure to meet in person. Hannah amazing and has a beautiful short story, "Flames of … Continue reading Author Interview: Hannah Heath
This past year, I joined together with a group of incredible authors to form the Phoenix Fiction Writers (PFW). We are a marketing collective of indie authors of science fiction and fantasy stories with similar themes and goals. I'm always excited about PFW, because these were (and are) among my favorite indie authors, and now … Continue reading Phoenix Fiction Writers Sampler Bundle
As you can see from the bar to your right, Child of the Kaites will be published in five--I repeat, FIVE--days!! Starting Saturday (two days ago) and continuing on past release day, I have a lot of fun treats for you. All of these treats have been made possible by the indie author community. I don't … Continue reading CotK Interviews, Giveaways, and More!
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!