It’s the Summer Solstice here in my part of the world today, and wow is it a hot and sunny one! Hazy blue skies for miles, heat shimmering along the pavement, green leaves dancing in an oven-hot breeze…a poster-perfect first day of summer. I love the equinoxes and solstices, since they are unerring markers in […]Read More Let the sun shine
It’s been a long time since my last update…longer than I’d realized. All this snowy winter, projects have been brewing, marinating and a few even coming to fruition. My priorities have shifted: being part of the amazing Blush Free Sci-Fi Promo made me realize that there is an audience out there for lower-heat, high-action sci-fi […]Read More writing the next chapter
Today is the day!!! I’m so incredibly excited an honored to be a part of the awesome Blush Free Romantic Sci-fi Giveaway that I’m…wait for it…over the moon! I am joining a remarkable host of authors offering high-action, low-heat romantic sci-fi adventures for free. My entry, Cornucopia, is a fast-paced novella packed with intrigue, action, […]Read More Blush Free Romantic Scifi Giveaway!
Hello, all…I’m back after the holiday break and ready to dive into the New Year with shiny projects, exciting announcements and all kinds of goodies! What a joy it is to have such things to share with you, and to have the time in which to embark on these new journeys. I’m so excited to […]Read More Cornucopia and Sci-fi News
Happy Worldbuilding Wednesday everyone! Since tomorrow is a holiday where I live, I figured I’d offer a special two-in-one map and prompt with a twist on the idea of a feast of gratitude. After all, I can’t just let something as wonderful as a celebration of thanks be safe and totally free of creepiness and […]Read More Gratitude with a Twist
Happy Worldbuilding Wednesday, all! Today’s prompt came from one of those little moments of magic I’ve talked about in past posts, where the real world give the gift of inspiration. I was taking a break from work and wandering the library stacks when I saw this itty-bitty box secured with strings, its spine sticking well […]Read More More Real World Inspiration: Tiny Red Tome Prompt
Yesterday I talked about inspiration, and today I am going to ride the coat-tails of that post into a practical example of using what you have to create some magic in your worlds, real and imaginary! As a fantasy author, tabletop gamer, and amateur mapmaker, I have a lot of places to focus my creative […]Read More Using Maps as Writing Prompts
Sometimes the world feels like it’s been painted over in shades of mud and gray. Sometimes, for so many of us, getting by is the best we can do. Eat, sleep, hydrate, exist. Work, take care of the needful. Rinse, repeat. And that’s normal. That’s how life works–we all have ups and downs, and the […]Read More Creating Everyday Magic
Happy Map Monday, ya’ll–and happy November! Today is a new month so I figured, why not do something different? As a dungeonmaster or fantasy author, we sometimes run into real life roadblocks to creativity, time constraints, and all kinds of other adventures (and misadventures) that take us away from our main quest of having ALL […]Read More Map Monday – I love this tool!
Today’s Worldbuilding Wednesday is a special one, I’m excited to say…today’s prompt comes complete with a map for setting the scene! With spooky season nearing the big day, it seemed a good time to think about harvest festivals, and what they might look like in my worlds. In the Ahran Archives, a series I’ll be […]Read More Worldbuilding Wednesday: Harvest Festival