Book Rec: The Girl Who Could See

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

Author Interview: Hannah Heath

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

Phoenix Fiction Writers Sampler Bundle

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

CotK Interviews, Giveaways, and More!

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!

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

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

Child of the Kaites: Chapter 47 (and final)

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)

Child of the Kaites: Chapter 46

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