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Full Steam Ahead

I’m feeling on a pretty good roll these days. Not only am I full steam ahead on the rewrite for the full Elves of Eytherfel story, I also got my website revamp finished.  And with that revamp came a Beta Reader Membership that was…

DBW – Chapter 2

It takes my parents less than two weeks to get things in order for our “move”. I never did tell them that I’m treating this more like a vacation; that I’ll be moving back with Jordan once we’ve proven that their voodoo hippie friends won’t have anything useful to shed on my dreams and unusual mood swings. 

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DBW – Chapter 1

I look around, trying to get my bearings. I don’t recognize this place, yet it’s vaguely familiar.  There was clearly a battle, or perhaps more of an ambush; an act of terrorism. The carnage and destruction are unspeakable. The loss of innocent lives is oppressive. 

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Are you a lover of romance in literature?

I have to admit that I’m more drawn to books that have a romance thread in them, than those that don’t. I even went through a phase of reading one Harlequin romance after another. While they weren’t necessarily the best reading quality, they were…

What is an aura? Can they truly be seen?

I’ve always been fascinated by the concept of auras. So it’s not really surprising that they took a role in my books. Aside from the slightly crazed look in this guy’s eyes, this picture is a pretty good visual representation of the experience Amanae…

What if your life wasn’t really what you think it is?

Have you ever wondered “what if”? What if magic were real? What if mythical creatures were real? What if you’re not actually human? What if you’re not actually human? Click To Tweet I’m sure you’re starting to gather from the nature of my articles…

If you could shape-shift, what animal would you pick?

Since I’m a lover of animals, both real and mythical, choosing an animal form that I would have the ability to shape-shift to is a nearly impossible choice for me. There are many animal forms that are majestic, beautiful and powerful – which really sums…

Never be late again with Teleportation?

So I have this rather horrible trait of constantly running late, for pretty much everything in my life. It doesn’t come from a lack of caring or irresponsibility. It’s more akin to Murphy (as in Murphy’s Law) and I having a severely ongoing battle…

What if you could control an element?

If you had the choice to be able to control an element, which would it be? Air, water, fire or earth? This is a pretty easy one for me, I’d want to control air. Though my reasons for such a definitive answer may cause…

What do you procrastinate on the most?

Do you procrastinate? I know I sure do, quite a bit actually. But after reading a blog post by fellow author Riley Froud, and her take on immortality and time, she got me to thinking about procrastination. What is it that I procrastinate on…

What if you could speak telepathically

Would you be into the concept of being able to speak telepathically? I can say that hands down YES I would very much be into the ability to speak telepathically. It’s probably why this particular ability is one that is a bit more prominent…

Is communication becoming a lost art?

Have you ever had one of those all night long type of conversations? You know the kind that starts in one place and leads through to so many different thoughts and topics you wish it would never end? The kind where there is flowing,…

What if you could read anyone’s mind?

I’ve seriously pondered the concept of ‘what if I could read anyone’s mind’ and I’m rather on the fence about it. For certain there have been countless times when I have definitely wished that I could read someone’s mind! But in reality, would it…

We are what we think

My post last week of What if you were immortal got my mind to thinking about my life in general and my belief that we are what we think. I can say with confidence that I strive to live my life to its fullest,…

What if you were immortal?

Yes, that’s right – what if you were immortal? How would that change your life or the way you live your life? Writing fantasy novels certainly brings to mind all sorts of questions and what-if scenarios. I’ve always loved exploring these what-if scenarios even…

How to take back your time with social sharing like a pro!

As an entrepreneurial author one of the many challenges I come up against is keeping up with the social sharing rat race. In an effort to ease this pain point I’ve tried several different scheduling tools. While each of them are useful in their…

Do you read as many books as you used to?

I know I certainly don’t read near as many books as I used to and I know that there are a few reasons for that; some legit; some excuses. However, I would like to start reading more books again and so the headline of…

9 Reasons Why Reading Young Adult Books Is Good for Adults, Too

As a YA author, this article of course caught my eye and I couldn’t have said it better myself so I wanted to share it with all of you! Hope you enjoy! We hear a lot about the growing numbers of adults reading young…

Japanese Student Hosting Experience

Well, I had good intentions of writing on my blog more frequently! I will continue to try to get into a consistent routine (if anyone would like to make any suggestions or requests of what they’d like me to write about, feel free to…

How do YOU pick a hobby?

I had an interesting, albeit frustrating, conversation with my teens today. “I want to pick a new hobby, where should I start?” I asked them. “Do what you love,” they responded. “But I love whatever I do, so how do I pick?” And around…

My yoga journey

For about a year now I have contemplated giving yoga a try. Well, I finally took the plunge this past weekend. A friend of mine sent me some links and I dove straight in to a 30 day challenge. I knew very little about…

Let the writing flow

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Some of you may have already seen my Facebook post… but for those of you who missed it: School’s out…. Forever!! Unless of course something changes in the future haha. To clarify, for the last three years I’ve been…

A fork in the road…

It’s been just over one year since I first self-published Dreams of Beautiful Whisper as an eBook. It’s been a pretty wonderful year as a few hundred copies of my book has made it’s way into the hands of readers. Certainly not off the…

Are you a writer screaming to get paid? How’s that working for you?

In the last couple of days there’s been an awful lot of noise on social media about people who create things getting paid for those things that they create. The position that these articles are taking actually cause me, as both a writer and…

So much happens in a week these days!

I head back to my day job tomorrow and I’m not gonna lie, I’m sad that the summer has flown by so quickly. So many things have happened! Dreams of Beautiful Whisper is available in eBook format and paperback through Amazon and though it…

Keeping my head above water and pondering

Well June was expected to be busy – it’s proving to be insane. I find I haven’t had as much time to sit and write as I would like, but I am definitely still plugging away at it. But even with not much actual…

Where does the inspiration come from?

This seems to be a common question. I see it asked often and I’ve been asked too with more regularity lately. Honestly I hadn’t really given it much thought before and lately I’ve been thinking about it more. I do know that the courage…

I did it!

Yes, I really did it. A few of you already know, but for the rest of you – I’m very excited to share that I’ve written my first book! I loved creating it. I love the outcome and frankly, writing’s very addicting so you…