Photo by Olya Kobruseva on Pexels.com Finally finished the second draft of the Mage book 2! I've ironed out the big kinks, shifting things around and taken stuff out. This is one of the scenes that were taken out, elements of which may or may not appear in the final draft. After three days of… Continue reading Deleted scene from The Mage book 2
Wishing everyone a happy and healthy 2021! Kick off those New Year's resolutions with these great deals: THE MAGE is available for FREE from January 1 to 5, 2021. In a world where creatures from folklore roam the earth with humans, it is Wiccan-rule that maintains the harmony between the races. But some age-old rivalries… Continue reading Happy New Year with Books On Sale!
Photo by Anastasia Shuraeva on Pexels.com The Krampus hunt was officially over at 11:23pm, with Sera and Jason stood solidly in the lead with thirty-two Krampus’, Hazel Squill and Calloway Ramsbuckle had bagged twenty-eight. They might have gotten more, but Hazel had fallen headfirst into a muddy snowbank and they went back early. “Looks like… Continue reading Great Krampus Hunt (Part 3 of 3)
Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Here's the second part of my holiday short story, with the conclusion to be posted in a few days. Photo by milan kasuba on Pexels.com An hour later, their Krampus count was up to twenty-two, which put them in the lead, but Hazel and… Continue reading Happy Holidays and the Great Krampus Hunt (Part 2 of 3)
This Christmas, I challenged myself to write a holiday-themed short story for THE MAGE series, so here it is. I'm not great with short stories, but I really enjoyed writing this one. Photo by Adriaan Greyling on Pexels.com In the common room of the Brigade, Sera Kishao sang, joyously off-tune, “You better watch out, you… Continue reading The Great Krampus Hunt (Part 1 of 3)
After months of hunkering down and trying to focus on simply writing, I have resurfaced in Nanowrimo month (which I probably won't be doing). I'm happy to say that I've entered second-stage editing for two books, which involves the big re-hauls to smooth out the story. Once I've finished those, I go into the final… Continue reading Resurfacing with updates and a tiny, tiny excerpt
I’ve always wanted to try my hand at a short one-case story in my Onmyouji series, featuring a Noh or Kabuki play, two of Japan’s most well-known traditional theatre forms. Noh originated from the combination of Shinto-related dance and mime, with influences of dance from other parts of Asia. It uses poetic language, monotonous… Continue reading Noh theatre
Instead of writing, I decided baking would be a much better way to spend my day, especially since I was low on chocolatey eats. I am an okay baker at best. I can follow recipes, 80% of the time they come out alright and they generally land somewhere between edible and good. That being said,… Continue reading Baking and other disasters
Since I've been staying at home a lot, got really into some vintage fashion videos on Youtube about sewing and patterns and Regency era/Victorian designs. Which inevitably led to my next great brainstorm - seamstress heroine who makes amazing patterns and dresses and...stuff. Problem no.1 - Regency era or Victorian? Maybe I'll take a giant… Continue reading Start of a New Series aka Productive Procrastination
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