WIP Progress: Update on Eastside Hedge Witch

I’m deep in the developmental edit stage of Eastside Hedge Witch. The story is going to look a bit different when published than the snippets of rough draft followers of my blog read last summer. That’s a good thing. Once my editor at Mad Raptor and I are finished, you’re going to read a more[…]

Warrior Tithe

A kelpie named Aoife wants to escape an unwanted marriage. A cottar named Fagan wishes to escape plague and poverty. Together they travel Alba and the Sidhe realm to seek Queen Mab.However, Cu Roi mac Daire will stop at nothing to get his betrothed back. His kingdom and his very life depends on it. Preorder[…]

On Writing: 5 Things I Do after I Receive Feedback

In movies, the writer has a typewriter or laptop click clacking away, drafting until they write the words “The End”. The author sends the book to their agent who instantly sends it to the publishing company and voila, a book is printed and on the shelf of every bookstore ever. The novel becomes a best[…]

Cover Art for Warrior Tithe/ Update on Eastside Hedge Witch

Update preorder Warrior Tithe here: Preorder Warrior Tithe here!https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08TX68S3D I received the art for paperback this morning and it is…well look at it! It’s gorgeous! I described a scene in Warrior Tithe to my cover artist. She created a perfect image that only previously existed in my head. I’m excited to see the final layout[…]

Publishing Plans for 2021

Today I wrote “The End” to Warrior Tithe. Or rather, I wrote “To Be Continued.” I’m writing the Faerie Tales series in serial fashion. My plan is to publish each novella every three months, starting in March. Told as a story within a story frame, Warrior Tithe is both a pseudo sequel to Tam Lin:[…]

Antagonists: Mental Illness is an Overdone and Ableist Trope

I recently had a fellow writer comment that Roi, the antagonist for Warrior Tithe, gave them “Ramsay Bolton vibes”. I took it as a compliment. A character readers love to hate. However, I want to say this. Cu Roi mac Daire is a legendary figure from The Ulster Cycle, not someone suffering from mental illness.[…]

A Writerly View on Recent Events

I debated whether I’d say something here or not because this is my author website, and a writing and review blog, not a current events forum. However, I wanted to say this. Writers are keen observers. How is that related? Let me tell you. When a writer goes out in public, whether they be introvert[…]

Happy New Year!

Today, I booked my editor for mid-January and contacted my cover artist for Warrior Tithe. I’ll be setting up a presale in February, send it out to ARC readers, and in March, I’ll launch the digital and paperback copies. I love this story and excited to put out into the world the next installment in[…]

The Little Black Flying Cat

Negrito El Gato Volador (the little black flying cat) RIP: 2002-2020 You were a brat sometimes Knocking things off shelves Nipping at our ankles Sneak attacks when we least suspected You were a sweetheart sometimes Curling in our laps Nudging your head into our palms for pets Cuddling and purring away our tummy aches and[…]

On Genre: Where Does My Werewolf Story Belong?

Traditionally, a werewolf in a story earned a book a spot on the shelf of the horror section of a bookstore. However, today there are many genres that include supernatural, potentially monstrous creatures that are not inherently cursed or evil. Categorizing a werewolf story is depends on the plot, not the supernatural creature. For example,[…]