What Does Success Actually Mean to You?

(This is my actual desk – where all the magic happens!) Three years ago, I pressed publish for the first time, releasing Island of Lost Forevers into the wild. I was alone in my living room in England at the time. I was nervous, excited and maybe a bit sick to my stomach. Sometimes I’m… Read more »

ReiannaBlood of the Chosen; A Tale of Wrath

To an outside observer, the altar looked like nothing more than charred remains peeking from the ruins of some long forgotten temple. It was only when Reianna entered the timestream that she could see the walls gleaming almost iridescent with tiny pinpricks of glittering gold shining in the light. Blue-green torches flared on either side… Read more »

Holy Cow – Chapter 8 Already?!

Erica and her friends have returned to the alternate Earth on a desperate mission to prevent war with their home empire. But the world is not as they left it. People have gone missing and no one is sure where they will turn up – if they turn up. Worse, the world itself seems to… Read more »

PhagePhage and the Guardian at the Gates

I’ve done a pretty good job introducing the characters who inhabit the settings I write about most often. But I seem to have overlooked one of the main characters in my Modern Fantasy setting. I’ve talked about Domerin, Rose and Silkfoot, even Cazella. But I somehow neglected to mention Lilianna; aka Phage or, as she’s… Read more »

Star Myth (A World Building Prompt)

Here’s another one that comes from Tumblr’s writing community; Pick out a constellation, name it and write its myth. You can choose the culture whose star myth you are writing, or create one of your own. Okay, not exactly a constellation, but I had toyed with this idea before and liked the idea of expanding… Read more »

I Am an Immigrant

I’m not what most people think of when they think of an immigrant. And most people have something in mind when they talk about immigrants; an idea that’s less than kind. But immigrant I am. I grew up in a small town in central Pennsylvania. At age 18, I married a Canadian and moved to… Read more »

DomerinLet It Go; A Tale of Envy

I have a lot more characters than there are classic ‘deadly sins,’ so I’ve decided to do a second round of these and let some of my less often appearing characters get a shot. First up is Kail! . . . Kail answered his phone before it had a chance to get through the first… Read more »

4 Recurring Dreams and How to Interpret Them

Last night, I had one of those epic dream sequences that continued every time I woke up and fell back asleep. These dream journeys have provided me with several novel plots, so I’m not complaining. Unfortunately, last night’s dream didn’t take me to any awesome fantasy lands and it didn’t involve new or interesting characters…. Read more »

RoseA Reverse Fairy Tale

Over on Tumblr I participate in the #writeblr community. Some have started posting spontaneous prompts and so far I’ve really enjoyed answering them. So much so that I wanted to share my responses here. These are written off the cuff, without any planning. Today’s prompt was a reverse fairy tale. . . . Rose had… Read more »

DomerinThe Assassin’s Guild and their Dragon-Marked Master

I realize, despite previous promises, I haven’t introduced many of my worlds yet. Let’s fix that, shall we? I’ve written excerpts from several worlds drifting around in my head in the writing prompts section, and it might be nice to have a little context for them. I have rather generic names that I use to… Read more »