Hello hello!

So finals are coming up… but I only have two more papers this semester and then no more academic writing for the summer! I’m so excited to be free to write my books, and I can’t wait to see how much progress I make. I’m seriously pumped for summer. And I need it too… boy do I ever need it.

Anyway, I bet you’re wondering about the title of this post. Well, for those of you who’ve read Frosted Fire, you know Henry is a gardener, which means he can control plants. We get a glimpse of what he can do in Frosted Fire, but that’s really just the beginning. Because the book I’m writing is Henry’s story before Frosted Fire, I get to go through how he learns to control plants so well. I also get to explore a bit more of what he’s capable of, which is really fun (cue maniacal laughter echoing in the distance).

Onto the reason for the title… a big part of what makes gardeners able to do stuff that’s actually useful (beyond farming) is knowing what plants to use for what. I mean, I don’t care who you are, daisies are not gonna do you much good in a fight. Blackberry vines on the other hand… See what I mean? This book is really stretching my knowledge of plants, and one of my plans for the summer is to do some research to find more awesome weapons to put at Henry’s disposal. But I was also wondering…what plants do you think Henry could use? In battles, for shelter, to scare people…anything really. If you have an idea, leave it in the comments! I’m interested to see what you guys can come up with. And I can always use more material!

Alright, my history paper calls… This one is on Beowulf, which is so cool! Did you know Beowulf is so strong he breaks swords just by how much power is in his blow? And apparently he can swim for five days, with a naked sword in his hand, defeat nine sea monsters, and still have enough strength to swim like another two days to land. Sheesh, talk about overpowered characters! Okay, okay, I’ll stop fangirling… 😉 But seriously: Beowulf, guys. It’s awesome!