My Love/Hate Relationship with Research

I have always hated research. It's like a bad word. Research. Sounds boring and dull and not at all fun. It sounds to me like looking up a bunch of information I don't understand and then trying to reword it in a way that makes it sound like I do understand it. To be honest, …

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Work in Process: Excerpt of “Mage”

So, we are now well into November and NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) is well underway. There seems to be simultaneously more activity and less activity going on this time of year in the writing world. On one hand, all of us writers enjoy gathering together (usually virtually) to work on our writing, encourage each …

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Book Review: Spice Bringer by H. L. Burke

A deadly disease. A vanishing remedy. A breathless journey. All her life, Niya's known she will die young from the fatal rasp. She survives only with the aid of vitrisar spice and a magical, curmudgeonly fire salamander named Alk. Then an ambitious princess burns down the vitrisar grove in an effort to steal Alk so …

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Book Review: Tales of Ever After- A Fellowship of Fantasy Anthology

So not too long ago I read through this lovely anthology of fantasy short stories. The theme was fairy tales. Some of these were re-tellings, some of them were original fairy tales. Let me just say, these were adorable. I don't really have another way to describe all the sweet little warm fuzzies I got from …

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