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!
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
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
What a year this has been! In 2017, I substitute taught, tutored, started my first permanent teaching job, began posting Child of the Kaites, rewrote Child of the Kaites, joined Twitter, met amazing authors, joined Phoenix Fiction Writers, and a bunch of other things. Today, on the final day of the year, my gift to you is the … Continue reading Child of the Kaites: Chapter 47 (and final)
Merry Christmas! I know, I'm late. I'm sorry about that, and sorry for making you wait for this. Life sometimes moves too quickly, then I realize that it's already Thursday and I missed posting on Monday. If it's any consolation, you'll probably be glad that you didn't get this chapter on Christmas to ruin the … Continue reading Child of the Kaites: Chapter 46
Friends, you know how I've been hinting at a super secret special surprise? It shall be revealed this week!!! Stay tuned for more information. I am SO excited about it! For now, here is your weekly chapter: Savi shakes me awake in the thin light of morning. “Rai, wake up.” I tremble under his hands, … Continue reading Child of the Kaites: Chapter 45
“Where are we going?” Yorchan asks. She hops over the short bushes on the side of the path. Dust puffs where our worn sandals fall. “It’ll be easier if you just see for yourself,” I say. Tatanda’s ultimatum is far from the only reason we need off this island. The aivenkaite cloud is closer now, … Continue reading Child of the Kaites: Chapter 44
Already, Maraians clog the small Iranine market. Big Akima, first of the shopkeepers to arrive, eyes the strangers with consternation. Fists on her hips, she approaches an old Maraian woman. The sea and the crowds drown out her words, but I imagine Big Akima’s demanding an explanation. When the old woman answers her, she seeks … Continue reading Child of the Kaites: Chapter 43
Well, friends, I had a long weekend for Thanksgiving--and I FINISHED REWRITING CHILD OF THE KAITES!!!!! If the Lord wills it, that means you will receive your weekly updates five more times after today, for a total of 47 chapters. Now it's back to my regular schedule, which for now means waking before the sun rises … Continue reading Child of the Kaites: Chapter 42