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

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 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

Child of the Kaites: Chapter 45

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

Child of the Kaites: Chapter 44

“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

Child of the Kaites: Chapter 43

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

Child of the Kaites: Chapter 42

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

Child of the Kaites: Chapter 41

Friends, I plotted out the chapters, I did the math, I counted twice. After this chapter, there are only SIX MORE IN THE BOOK!!! I'll definitely be finished writing by Christmas (if it is God's will), and you should have regular, weekly posts until the end! We jangle and clank into camp, startling the axex. … Continue reading Child of the Kaites: Chapter 41