Hello Everybody! I’m getting really close to finishing the rough draft for Frosted Fire, and I am super excited to get to the editing phase! This is going to be my longest book so far (it’s already two thousand words longer than Dragon’s Flight and I still have more to write) To get your curiosity aroused, I’m going to give you another excerpt from Frosted Fire. It’s unedited, so please forgive any mistakes you find. Hope you enjoy! “Please don’t,” Glafira whispered. “Don’t what?” When she didn’t answer, Ald tilted his head and inched closer. “I’d be most glad if you proved my suspicions wrong,Read More →

I’m home! Finals are over, freshman year of college is completed, and I am back in New Mexico! Now I can sit back and relax…just kidding! Now I can focus on finishing Frosted Fire! I’m super close to finishing the rough draft, and now that I don’t have tests to study for I can give it my full concentration and brain power. (Which was suffering from so much studying, but I’m getting better 😉 ) So last post I showed you one of my bad poems and now I’m going to show a few of my better poems. These were also assignments for my Creative WritingRead More →

Hello hello! Hope Everyone’s spring is wonderful so far! It’s warm today, and the grass turned green practically overnight about a week ago, and all the trees are blooming…it’s wonderful. It feels very weird that it’s almost May, though. Where did March and April go? I only have two weeks of school left before my first year of college is over…that’s so weird to think about. Speaking of school: in my Creative Writing class we’ve been writing poetry. Now, I love poetry. I love reading poetry by Wordsworth, and Elizabeth Barrett Browning, and Keats. And I have poets in my family: my Grandpa and my Mom.Read More →

Hello hello! I hope everyone had a wonderful Resurrection Day, and that your spring so far is cheery and filled with flowers! The grass is finally green here in Colorado, and the campus is filled with daffodils, tulips, hyacinths, and pansies that lift my heart every time I walk passed their smiling faces. It’s actually warm enough that the windows are open! (Although, there are some clouds coming in that might mean more snow.) My life has been kind of crazy lately: a mixture of mountain adventures, wonderful firsts, and the increasing pressure of schoolwork. Over spring break I learned that yes, I can walkRead More →

Now on the first day of the week Mary Magdalene went to the tomb early, while it was still dark, and saw that the stone had been taken away from the tomb. Then she ran and came to Simon Peter, and to the other disciple, whom Jesus loved, and said to them, “They have taken away the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid Him.” Peter therefore went out, and the other disciple, and were going to the tomb. So they both ran together, and the other disciple outran Peter and came to the tomb first. And he, stooping down and looking in, saw theRead More →

Dragons. I love dragons so much I can hardly describe it. Giant, fierce dragons that terrorize villages, steal maidens, slaughter knights, and can only be defeated by the most valiant hero. Small, pesky dragons that are like house cats with wings, stealing food and hanging about, but being so cute and lovable no one has the heart to run them off. Dragons so ancient that no one can imagine a time without the beast flying overhead and stealing the occasional sheep. Wise dragons that attract brave men and women with the promise of untold knowledge as the treasure. Young, clumsy dragons that are still learningRead More →

Hello hello! As I type this post I am listening to the wind bash against the building and howl like it’s some tormented ghost bent on revenge. Maybe someone stole his books? Or his coffee, that would be revenge-worthy too. Anyway, it’s creepy and cold. Now, anyone reading my blog thus far would probably assume that I despise cold. That’s not true…come summer I’ll be reminiscing about the delightfully cold wind and snowstorms. But right now I’m ready for spring, especially since the last few days have been warm and sunny and wonderful. Alas, Mr. Wind has come and brought back his friend, Winter. Okay, enoughRead More →

Hello! I have some exciting news! February 26th is National Fairy Tale Day, or Tell a Fairy Tale Day according to some sites. Whatever the proper name is, it is a great excuse to curl up with a new book, especially if that book is a fairy tale retelling. 😉 To celebrate this wonderful holiday, Stone Heart will be FREE on Kindle on the 25th and 26th! To pique your interest, here’s a short excerpt from Stone Heart:   There was a moment of tense silence, but Ember kept her chin up and her eyes lowered. Ember would act as a servant, but there was only soRead More →

Hello! Hope everyone is having a great February so far. So…February. The time of year when cold is starting to get old, but spring is still a month away (technical spring, that is.) This is the time of year when I start really wishing I could go out and garden. I want to be out in the cool air, my hands in the dirt, planting seeds that will soon grow into vibrant flowers. I want to see green things replacing the dull brown we see all winter, and see sun filtering through the leaves of trees. I want refreshing spring rainstorms, and frosty mornings that bloomRead More →

Hello everybody! Today I’m revealing a little about my newest project, which has a working title of Fire and Ice. This story takes place in a new world, but it will not be a standalone. Fire and Ice actually takes place in a world I’ve been developing for years, and I am super excited for all of you to finally get a glimpse into this amazing realm. I’ll save most of the world info for when this book is actually finished, but suffice to say it is my most-developed world yet, complete with a map of one of the continents! (That’s it in the picture aboveRead More →