It’s NaNoWriMo!

It’s my favorite month: NaNoWriMo! November is National Novel Writing Month, when writers challenge themselves to write a 50,000 word story, start to finish, in the 30 days of November. While it’s a personal challenge, it’s pretty famous and there’s a nonprofit organization at https://nanowrimo.org/ that can help you track your progress and link youContinue reading “It’s NaNoWriMo!”

Indy B.R.A.G. Book Award

In Daylight and Darkness wins an Indy B.R.A.G. book award “I love everything about this book.” B.R.A.G. reviewer “For lovers of fantasy this is a must read.” B.R.A.G. reviewer The Book Readers Appreciation Group for self-published books (otherwise known as Indy B.R.A.G.) highlights excellence in self-published books with their medallion award. The book is readContinue reading “Indy B.R.A.G. Book Award”

Worldbuilding: how to write a fantasy language without writing a fantasy language

Worldbuilding: how to write a fantasy language without writing a fantasy language New worlds and new cultures are my favorite parts of science fiction and fantasy. Language is a great way to add novelty and realism to your setting. If your character comes from another planet, is part of an insular group of people whoContinue reading “Worldbuilding: how to write a fantasy language without writing a fantasy language”

In Daylight and Darkness is on tour!

My book is on blog tour this month! I’ll be having socially-distanced stops at six book review blogs and there’s an associated giveaway. August 30: Bibliomaniac Aza August 30: The Reading Addict September 6: The Avid Reader September 6: The Archeolibrarian September 13: Kit ‘n Kabookle September 20: Notes from a Romantic’s Heart Go checkContinue reading “In Daylight and Darkness is on tour!”

Book Review: When the Tiger Came Down the Mountain

They were Dieu’s favorite lines, and she was almost afraid to look up and see how the tiger took them. When you love a thing too much, it is a special kind of pain to show it to others and see that it is lacking. One of my favorite quotes from When the Tiger CameContinue reading “Book Review: When the Tiger Came Down the Mountain”

In Daylight and Darknes

It’s been an amazing experience, getting my book out into the world. Most of the work of writing goes on quietly within the author’s own head. If a writer is fortunate, and I’m very fortunate in this regard, there is a critique group to help with encouragement and constructive criticism during the process. But there’sContinue reading “In Daylight and Darknes”