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
Hi all! For Chinese New Year, The Mage will be just $0.99 at Amazon from January 25 to February 1, 2020! Buy it here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07ZMVZNM7 Keep your eyes peeled for the promo dates and check out the book!
Currently conducting research/writing the sequel of The Mage. Wasn't as productive during NaNoWriMo as I'd hoped, but I do have a basis for the new sequel to work on. There will be a new city, new characters and a background inspired by customs and traditions from Imperial China. A few themes I've picked up on… Continue reading Research/Writing