Friday, January 18, 2019

Steliffy: The Princess and the Troll Tiara

When I was a child, there was a period of a few years when my mother would have me write a new story and poem each week. I wanted to try and catch some of that magic again!

So I started a new Wattpad story, Stellify: The Princess and the Troll Tiara.

 For centuries, humans have hunted the trolls of the Sidral Mountains and forced them to petrify in daylight so they can harvest the prized stelliferite crystals in their heart. But Geode refuses to let anyone from her tribe be slaughtered ever again. Haunted by the death of her mother at the hands of human hunters, she vows to kill any who dare enter her territory.

The attacks on the trolls only increase when Princess Seleni demands a magnificent bridal tiara made of stelliferite from her suitors. Yet when Geode finds the injured Prince Ivan the Younger in her woods, she forges an unlikely friendship with her first human.
Together, Geode and Ivan must find a way to break this heinous tradition and avoid the traps of Captain Merek, the cunning human who hunted down Geode’s mother and now schemes to win Princess Seleni’s hand in marriage.

*Stellify means "to change or be changed into a star."

Hope you enjoy the weekly installments!

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Sneak Peek at True Gossamer Art!

I am excited to give a tiny sneak peek at the art by Illustrator Bonnie Bishop for my children's story, True Gossamer: A Wingless Fairy Tale.

Coming Spring 2019!

Monday, November 26, 2018

In the Waiting

So the end of the year is fast approaching! I am not where I hoped to be in terms of my writing goals. But I do feel like 2018 really challenged me to grow as a writer, and I have gained new confidence from joining critique groups as I attempt new ink adventures.

Here is 2018's project tally:

  • Published Stealing the Dark Moon
  • Currently revising A Fair Account of Snow White and Rose Red, waiting on illustrations for True Gossamer, and working on audio with narrator for Iffy Magic. Hopefully all three books will be ready by next summer!
  •  Writing new sci fi manuscript, tentatively titled Cosmortalis. I hope to have this done by August 2018. 

I recently discovered music artist Kina Grannis and fell in love with her songs, especially "In the Waiting."

In this song, she realizes that "life is in the waiting:" The tiny minutia, twilights and quiet in-betweens, they all give depth and breadth to our existence. I am still learning the gratitude and peace that comes with this acknowledgement . . . if not the patience!