New Speculative Sci Fi- The Canaan Project

Crisp weather, turning leaves, and pumpkin spice are once again upon us here in eastern PA, which means summer went by entirely too fast for my liking. Despite my best efforts, I did not finish drafting Fox, the next installment of The Elmnas Chronicles, by summer's end. That's the bad news. The good news? I've … Continue reading New Speculative Sci Fi- The Canaan Project

Character Art for The Elmnas Chronicles!

Between reading, writing, and living, it's been a phenomenally busy summer! I'm still working on that IFA Summer Challenge (with some recommendations coming your way in a post later this week) and working steadily through Fox (up to about 45k now, and still going!) But first- CHARACTER ART! The amazing Danae Keener did character cards for … Continue reading Character Art for The Elmnas Chronicles!

IFA Summer Reading Challenge Check in

Indie Fantasy Addict's summer reading challenge is in full swing a little under 2 months left to go as the challenge ends September 22.  Earlier in June I made a rather ambitious list of works I wanted to read. Surprisingly, I made a pretty sizable dent! Here's what I read so far: Pursuit of Shadows (JA … Continue reading IFA Summer Reading Challenge Check in

Addicted to fantasy? This group might be for you!

Who loves fantasy fiction? I am always on the lookout for great fantasy fiction of all kinds (and as you fantasy readers know, there are MANY.) So it's only fair that I share the treasure trove I've discovered through Indie Fantasy Addicts! This Facebook group is a great place to find many imaginative and entertaining … Continue reading Addicted to fantasy? This group might be for you!

Read, Reading, To Be Read- May 2019 Edition

I haven't had much time for posting the last two months, but I did do a heckuva a lot of writing, editing, and READING! Fruits of my feverish editing and writing came in two forms: the publication of my debut novel, The Elmnas Chronicles: Mouse and an admirable start to its sequel during Camp Nanowrimo. … Continue reading Read, Reading, To Be Read- May 2019 Edition

Fiction Publishers List- Find a home for your book!

  A few weeks ago I reposted a list of SFF magazines ranked from best to worst accepting submissions here. Author Katy Nicholas of The Twisted Siren has done all the legwork in this next reblog for long-form fiction. These publishers accept submissions from un-agented authors, and judging by the names of some of them, … Continue reading Fiction Publishers List- Find a home for your book!

Read, Reading, and To Be Read- March 2019 Edition

2019 is just blowing by, and it's already time for the March installment of Read, Reading, and To be Read! (To find other brief synopses of what I'm reading, check out here, here, and here.) Without further ado, here's a look at the books my nose has been in lately: Read 1. Stardust by Neil … Continue reading Read, Reading, and To Be Read- March 2019 Edition

Audible’s Laudables: Stardust by Neil Gaiman

I'm sure most of you have already read it, but join me for a quick review of Stardust by New York Times bestselling author, Neil Gaiman! Here's the book summary from Amazon: Tristran Thorn will do anything to win the cold heart of beautiful Victoria Forester—even fetch her the star they watch fall from the night sky. But to … Continue reading Audible’s Laudables: Stardust by Neil Gaiman

Book Review- Till We Have Faces

Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold by C.S. Lewis is the repackaged myth of Cupid and Psyche, told through the perspective of Orual, Psyche's older sister. Set in the city-state of Glome, a small, primitive kingdom, the tale begins as an accusation against the gods for their injustice against Orual. She opens the narrative with … Continue reading Book Review- Till We Have Faces

Audible’s Laudables: The Infernal City

Today is my blog-aversary! (That doesn’t work, does it? Oh well.)

The post below is my very first review, appearing on Far Kingdoms on this day one year ago. What a ride it’s been- and how many fantastic books I’ve read because of it. Happy Flashback Friday- go read a good book!

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A tale of two mornings:

  1. It’s a lazy Saturday. You wake up at 10 to the gentle thrumming of rain outside your window and the smell of breakfast wafting through your door. Your significant other hands you a cup of coffee (or tea, if you like), and you curl up on the couch with a new book, drinking in that sweet caffeinated goodness and fresh imaginative world alike.
  2. Your alarm bleats angrily and you come to, bleary-eyed and hungover (you weren’t drinking, of course, that’s just how morning feels now), and suddenly there’s a toddler standing on your pillow demanding pancakes.  You look at the clock– it’s 6:33 AM. Your significant other rolls over and somehow ignores the child and the wailing now coming through the nursery monitor. There’s a book sitting on your bedside table; you’re on page two.

Hyperbole aside, if your days look more like scenario #2…

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