Featured Story: The Reluctant Godfather

"The Reluctant Godfather" is a delightful retelling of Cinderella with the most endearing grumpy protagonist imaginable.

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

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

Child of the Kaites: Chapter 26

Child of the Kaites Chapter 26 | Beth Wangler

Find previous chapters here. My nightmare wakes me while the sun still shines.  I draw a hand over my face.  The vision, unchanged in all my years on Ira, keeps changing since we reached Izyphor.  Now, I dreamed of the sultan threatening death to Maraiah, but a gigantic corpse arose and started consuming first Maraiah … Continue reading Child of the Kaites: Chapter 26

Child of the Kaites: Chapter 24

Child of the Kaites Chapter 24 | Beth Wangler

Find links to previous chapters here. “That was easier than I expected,” the Maraian boy says in the Common Tongue.  A rope tied to Nihae’s wrists dangles from his hands. One of the Rhilissi, whose braids form an arrow pattern on his head, claps the boy on his shoulder.  “Well, Liwin, sometimes you gotta take … Continue reading Child of the Kaites: Chapter 24

Child of the Kaites: Chapter 20

Child of the Kaites Chapter 20 | Beth Wangler

And we're back!! Or, more accurately, I'm back.  School is over for the summer, so we're going back to a chapter a week! If you need a refresher on previous chapters, or if you're just joining us, you can find the table of contents here. Elesekk is dead. It doesn’t make sense. A moment ago, … Continue reading Child of the Kaites: Chapter 20

Child of the Kaites: Chapter 7

Find previous chapters here. Preparing for a barbecue later that night, I realize Saviayr and I will have to interact if I ever hope to spend time with Maylani after their wedding.  With Anik likely to marry soon, Pitka growing up, and no prospects of marriage for myself, I’ll likely end up spending significant time … Continue reading Child of the Kaites: Chapter 7

Child of the Kaites: Chapter 4

Find previous chapters here: Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3       “Child,” a voice wafts through the heavy fog darkening my mind with sleep.  I want to ignore it, to succumb once more to the painless nothing of unconsciousness. The voice repeats, louder now, “Child!”  This time, shaking accompanies it. I want to curse whoever … Continue reading Child of the Kaites: Chapter 4

Ode to the Color Yellow

Yellow is the best color. It's butter on popcorn At a movie theater. It's a sunflower lifted toward the sky, A VW Bug stuffed with friends, Hip-high rods of cement and steel That tell you it's safe to walk here. It's a glass of lemonade On a hot summer day, The star atop a Christmas … Continue reading Ode to the Color Yellow

Dreams Come True

As long as I can remember, being an author has been my dream job.  Most little girls want to be an actress or a ballerina or something of the sort; I wanted to be an author.  As this blog illustrates, that dream has lived on and gotten stronger. And so, today, it is with greatest … Continue reading Dreams Come True