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Eclipse Pictures and A Giveaway of The Lord of Dreams!

Good morning! How are you? It has finally cooled off here. We recently returned from a week visiting my husband’s family in South Carolina, which was wonderful! His parents just moved to a new house with a swimming pool, so we enjoyed that every day with our nieces. And of course, we got to see the total eclipse! Unfortunately, the pictures I managed to get with my phone were less than impressive, so the best one I have is this one, taken by my sister-in-law at her house. The eclipse wasn’t total yet, but it was getting close!   Luminous: […]

Who Is Your Favorite Fictional Character?

My answer: I have so many favorites for different reasons! But one of my enduring favorites is Reepicheep, from the Chronicles of Narnia (the books much more than the movies!). He’s arrogant and quick-tempered, probably partly to hide a little insecurity. He makes mistakes, but he’s always quick to apologize. He follows hard after Aslan, risking his life without a thought to do the right thing and inspiring others with his courage. He’s kind, generous, valiant, and a respected leader among the mice. When the party on the Dawn Treader is at the edge of the world, he is overcome […]

Release Week for Luminous!

How are you? It has been so hot here that my stargazer lilies burned and browned. A few weeks ago we had a birthday party for my daughter, who turned six, and enjoyed a 75 foot slip-n-slide in our backyard! The weather was hot and the yellow jackets stayed away. It was a wonderful time. Yesterday was release day for Luminous! Luminous: A Noblebright Fantasy Boxed Set This is a fantastic boxed set (ebook only) of ten noblebright fantasy novels. They’re clean and noblebright, appropriate for YA and adult readers. I’ve raved about several of these books before, but others […]

Luminous – A Noblebright Fantasy Boxed Set

Luminous: A Noblebright Fantasy Boxed Set, is now available for pre-order! The pre-order price is $2.99. The release date is August 1, so you won’t have to wait long! You don’t want to miss this! The set includes ten books, including my most recent release The Lord of Dreams, and several books I’ve raved about already from some of my favorite authors (Sunbolt, A Threat of Shadows, Wolfskin, The Firethorn Crown, and Chronicles of Steele). Jenny at Seedlings Designs did the fantastic cover. You can preorder Luminous at Amazon, Smashwords, Kobo, Barnes & Noble, and iTunes. Are you new to noblebright? Read more about it […]

Erdemen Honor Boxed Set and Flower Pictures

How is your summer going? Is it summer where you are? I live in northern Virginia just outside of Washington, DC, and it is sweltering this week. My plants are happy, though! Here are some that are either blooming or just finishing up. If you’d like to see more, I post pictures on Instagram.    Thank you for your prayers! While I’m working on A Long-Forgotten Song 4, I’m also hard at work on other writing projects! I finally released the boxed set of Erdemen Honor, which includes ebooks of The King’s Sword, A Cold Wind, and Honor’s Heir. The cover image below is linked to […]

The King’s Sword Audiobook, The Lord of Dreams goes wide, and other news…

Good afternoon! The audiobook of The King’s Sword is now on Amazon, Audible, and iTunes! It’s free for new subscribers to Audible, so if you’ve been considering subscribing, please use this as your first book! If you’re a current Audible subscriber, it should offer Whispersync (and the lower Whispersync price!). If it doesn’t now, it should in a day or two. The Lord of Dreams is now wide! It has been on Amazon for a while, but is now also available on other retailers. The cover image below is linked to the ebook on Gumroad. Here’s the link to the signed paperback on Gumroad. If you’re not comfortable […]

Calling All Heroes! A Hall of Heroes Giveaway

Unwilling or epic, tragic or super, heroes are key to any story. Join in our Hall of Heroes giveaway for a chance to add both ebooks and paperbacks by eighteen Fellowship of Fantasy authors to your library. Fellowship of Fantasy is a group of fantasy authors committed to publishing clean fantasy. My book in the giveaway is The King’s Sword. At the center of our giveaway is the Hall of Heroes short story anthology, jam packed with thrilling tales. Whether you win the paperback or not, you can still get the ebook now for FREE! I don’t have a story in […]

Still Waters – the first anthology by Spring Song Press!

I’m excited to announce the first project under my new publishing name, Spring Song Press. I’m putting together an anthology of clean noblebright fantasy short fiction titled Still Waters. This is a “traditional” anthology rather than a cooperative marketing effort among indie authors, so I’m paying the authors upfront for the right to publish their work. I’ve currently budgeted a minimal payment to authors, but I’d like to be able to both increase that payment and increase the number of stories I can include in the anthology, so I’ve started an Indiegogo campaign. This will basically be pre-sales – in return […]

What I’m Reading #11

These are some of the books I have been enjoying lately.  Memories of Ash by Intisar Khanani – This is the novel-length sequel to the novella Sunbolt that I enjoyed so much a few months ago. Sunbolt is on the longer end for a novella, so if you’re not normally a fan of shorter works, please don’t skip it! I believe this was planned to be novella-length as well, but grew into a novel. Not a bit of the extra length is extraneous fluff, either – this is rich and glorious and exceptionally fun noblebright fantasy. I was a bit worried […]

What I’m Reading #10

These are some of the books I’ve been enjoying lately:  Sunbolt by Intisar Khanani – This was recommended to me by W.R. Gingell, one of my favorite authors, and of course the cover was done by the ever-so-talented Jenny at Seedlings Design Studio, who did our cover for Light in the Darkness and also the cover for The Lord of Dreams. I loved it – loved the characters, loved the setting, loved the prose, loved everything. It is the first book in a trilogy, so do not expect complete closure at the end. However, the book does end in a logical place; it’s an obvious […]