Book Review: The Bear and His Daughter by Peter Fane

What the book is about:  Liz and her brother, Teagan, were out checking the trap lines when they came across a dead grey bear. As unusual as that was, the tiny bear cub trying to defend its dead mother was even more unusual. Liz, Teagan, and their brother Evan, now have to deal with the … Continue reading Book Review: The Bear and His Daughter by Peter Fane

Writing Fantasy: Big Decisions

I hope you all enjoyed the mess of guest authors these past weeks: Michael R. Baker, Megan, A. M. Deese, Steven A. Guglich, R. E. Fisher, and Melody Greene. Now it's MY turn again! This week, I want to talk about BIG DECISIONS while writing, and specifically while writing fantasy. To keep a bit of … Continue reading Writing Fantasy: Big Decisions

Book Review: The Art of Healing by Jeanne Felfe

What this book is about:  Julianne (Jules) Garvoli, a pediatric nurse, thinks life is great. Until it isn't. Jokob O'Callaghan, world-renowned photographer, couldn't be happier with his wife and his life. Until cancer rips her away from him. When a chance encounter brings the two together, life takes an interesting and unexpected turn for them both … Continue reading Book Review: The Art of Healing by Jeanne Felfe

Guest Post: Melody Greene: Someday My Princes Will Come

Welcome back to the final week of my guest post fantasy series! This has been SO MUCH FUN for me to get to dive into the minds of other fantasy writers, to read where they land on issues, and to see what they write about when given ultimate freedom.  The final post here wraps up … Continue reading Guest Post: Melody Greene: Someday My Princes Will Come

Meet the Author: Cecelia Chittenden

Ever wish you could sit down with an author and ask them all kinds of questions?  Look no further because that's exactly what I've done! This month, I would love to introduce to you another writer friend of mine, Cecelia. The thing I love about Cecelia is her wisdom. To me, she is a fountain … Continue reading Meet the Author: Cecelia Chittenden

Guest Post: R. E. Fisher: World Building for the Author who suffers with being A/R

Hello again friends and welcome back to my fantasy guest post series!  This week I'm so excited to introduce you to my writer friend, Richard, whose books I have seen from the earliest, roughest drafts all the way to the published end product. We've had brainstorming sessions via messenger, discussions on pros and cons of … Continue reading Guest Post: R. E. Fisher: World Building for the Author who suffers with being A/R

Book Review: The Blind Dragon by Peter Fane

What the book is about:  The Blind Dragon is a fantasy story that follows Anna Dyer, 14 year old dragon squire, after the birth of a blind dragon foal. What appears to be an ordinary day quickly turns south as plans of a coup unravel. Anna finds herself in an impossible situation of playing her … Continue reading Book Review: The Blind Dragon by Peter Fane

Guest Post: Steven A. Guglich: Culture Shock… A World Building Story Element

Here is yet another online writing group friend of mine who ALSO lives in North Dakota! He's the closest I've come to a writing neighbor, even though we basically live on opposite ends of the state. Someday, I hope to meet in person, but for now, the internet will have to do.  First and foremost, … Continue reading Guest Post: Steven A. Guglich: Culture Shock… A World Building Story Element

What I’m Reading: To the King A Daughter by Andre Norton and Sasha Miller

What this book is about:  This is Volume 1 in the Cycle of Oak, Yew, Ash, and Rowan. The story follows Queen Ysa as she tries to manage her kingdom behind the face of her ever-drunk husband, consorting with dark magic to consolidate powers and create a lasting legacy for her house. Meanwhile, in the … Continue reading What I’m Reading: To the King A Daughter by Andre Norton and Sasha Miller