Today was the second day of WWC 2017 in Calgary, and I was having too much fun! Now you have to remember something, Guy Gavriel Kay is one of the keynote speakers at WWC this year, and he is one of 'those' authors to me. He is the one whose words I read when I … Continue reading When Words Collide 2017 – the tragedy that almost was.
This month I’ve been learning about frailty, the kind of mental and physical uncertainty that freezes you solid at the thought of moving forward, and then breaks your heart because there is no going back. Like every life, every story, and every character has a point at which it is heart-breakingly frail, where the characters … Continue reading Truth, Hope, Belief.
One of the ironies of childhood is that our first introduction to reading often comes in the form of fairy tales and myths in which magic, mysticism, fantastical creatures and mysterious realms app… Source: A Chat with Sandra Hurst
Thank you so much to Silver Dagger Scriptorium and Creative Edge (Mickey) for putting together an amazing blog tour to celebrate Y'keta's paperback launch. Over the next month I'll be making stops at all of these lovely blogs to chat, do guest posts, answer questions, and give-away amazon gift cards and signed copies of Y'keta! Kick … Continue reading Y’keta’s blog tour begins!
Tonight I was sitting at the computer and thinking about the first chapters of my book. Much as Harry Potter has to go through a sorting process to belong to Gryffindor, so my main character, Y'keta, has to go through a full year of scrutiny before the People will accept him as their own. He … Continue reading Which Lodge do you belong to?
Risk-taking, Strength, Weakness, and the development of character. One of the things that I find hardest to deal with in both my writing and my life is the constant tension between safety and desire, the need to appear successful and together creates a level of fear that can be paralyzing. If you take a risk … Continue reading But what if I break?
It feels like I made this video a long time ago, when really it was a bit more than 2 years. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVmUdFhTl_A&feature=youtu.be This is a recording of my first ever public reading of Y'keta. The story has changed a bit since then. but it shows me that the Road was real. It amazes me when … Continue reading Sky Road – Feeling thankful
Sweaty profanities fill the air as the expectant mother paces back and forth across the room. Pant, pant, pant, breathe. Pant, pant, pant, breathe. After months of preparation it's finally time. She'd read every book she could find on the birth process, studied all the required blogs, gone to classes, written journals and made crafts. Every … Continue reading On having a Book Baby.
Time to add a new book to your TBR! I'm looking for ARC readers and reviews for my Epic Fantasy YA novel coming out on March 17.
Sometimes pain is the greatest teacher.