Friday, May 31, 2019

May Madness and Summer Plans

I can't believe it is the last day of May already! I have been playing a lot of catch up this month because I had two surgeries in April and lost half a thyroid. So May was pretty much me trying to recover my health and gear up for this summer's adventures.

Oh, and going to Corecon for the first time. I went as a Pokemon Roselia for one day. It took me hours to glue all the tiny jewels onto the roses, and several burnt fingers. Still totally worth the fun!

And now? I'm very excited for a writing conference coming to Fargo this fall. My goal is to hopefully polish my Cosmortalis and Agent Regalia drafts into something shiny by summer's end.

Good luck with all your creative ventures, fellow Earthlings and Otherlings!

Friday, April 12, 2019


While I was in the middle of writing Snow White and Rosavere's misadventures, I wrote a poem about the first Rosavere's encounter with the lone ruby apple in the silver woods of the Wildershade. I was lucky to have it accepted for publication in Star*Line, a fabulous publication of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Poetry Association: 

Hope you enjoy it!

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Snow White and Rose Red Art

Need some fantastical wallpaper art for your computer? Got you covered! I am thrilled to share the fabulous cover art by Audrey Bagley for the paperback of A Fair Account of the Traitors Snow White and Rose Red--

Also, I happy to share my amateur attempts at a map of the Kingdom Isles, or planet Earth after the Starfall:

Windows Paint, my childhood friend:

And then there is my even earlier artistic attempt at this fairy tale!😄

Saturday, March 9, 2019

A Fair Account of the Traitors Snow White and Rose Red

I am thrilled to announce the release of my third foray into the world of fairy tales, A Fair Account of the Traitors Snow White and Rose Red! I absolutely adore the gorgeous cover by Audrey Bagley:

 Purchase paperback and get ebook for free!

No one hates Snow White more than her younger half sister, Rosavere. Not since a star broke the world a thousand years ago and cursed humans with Grand Banes—powers never meant to be theirs—has there been a more traitorous tale. Snow murdered their father and was executed for her crime by Queen Estelle. But Rose’s world is shattered when an ageless Snow reappears eleven years later and tries to assassinate the Queen.

After a mysterious golden bear aids Snow’s escape, Rose vows revenge on the ghost that still haunts her family. She hunts Snow across Albemar only to fall into the hands of a far more dangerous creature—Jack, a young man from a race of elves long thought extinct. Claiming the Queen enslaves elven children to create youth elixirs, Jack resolves to trade Rose’s life to Snow to save the last of his kind.

Both loyalty and vengeance waver when Rose discovers that a mirror forged from the Starfall may have warped Queen Estelle into a cunning monster. She must decide where her true allegiance lies . . . with the mother she’s loved all her life, or the enigmatic half sister she barely knows. The closer Rose gets to the mirror, the more she realizes that generations of her family are tangled in its reflection—and the price to free them all will shatter far more than glass.

My star-crossed retelling blends the more well-known tale of Snow White, the huntsman, and the poison apple with the lesser known tale of Snow White and her little sister Rose Red, the dwarf and the enchanted bear. I started inking this frost-laced story in 2012, and it spent many years on the sea of submissions. I am proud after years of multitudinous rejections and rigorous revisions to finally present it to readers. I owe many thanks to my little sister Mary for her grueling revision sessions that helped me to polish this fallen star to a shine. I hope you enjoy Rosavere and Snow White's misadventures!

*Stay tuned for more beautiful cover art.

Monday, February 25, 2019

February Blues and the Ploof

So this year started off rocky with multiple health problems and far too many winter storms. But on the bright side, we adopted a senior cat of extreme fluffiness. Meet Mr. Hobbs, or as we call him, the Ploof.

In March I will finally be releasing my third fairy tale installment, A Fair Account of the Traitors Snow White and Rose Red!

Stay tuned for a supremely awesome cover by the fabulous Audrey Bagley. Here is a tiny sneak peek:

Friday, January 18, 2019

Stellify: 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!