The Prayer And The Egg

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Since Easter is tomorrow, I thought it’d be fun to share this true story, which happens to involve a chicken and eggs! My dad’s family knew this man named Mr. Brownhall, who had spent time at their church and spoke there several times. He was British and had one of those fun British accents, even … Continue reading The Prayer And The Egg

Revising A Manuscript Is Like Cleaning A Castle: 8 Steps

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Your manuscript's rough draft is like entering an ancient castle, one that has been forgotten by time—caked in heavy dust and cobwebs, growing mold in damp corners. You step inside and can barely breathe, every step you take stirs up clouds from the floor. You think to yourself: This is terrible! What can I do? How … Continue reading Revising A Manuscript Is Like Cleaning A Castle: 8 Steps

How I Read, Book Tag

Fellow blogger Trisha Ann tagged me for this questionnaire (a long while back) and it's all about books and reading, so you know I had to do it! 🙂 Time for some rambles on reading! How do you find out about new books to read? By word of mouth, but mostly I discover new reads through book blogs I … Continue reading How I Read, Book Tag

I am making The Change!

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Yes, you read that right. I am making the change! But what change is that, you might be wondering? Well, those who have been following me here and on social media probably recognize this image I've been using for my profile: But now, the time has come for a change! If I'm going to be … Continue reading I am making The Change!

Now is the FINAL VOTE for Best Fantasy Weapon 2016 #SilmarillionAward!

The last vote begins now! For the past two weeks booklovers and fantasy readers have been nominating and voting for the best fantasy weapons, and today all of those votes are in! Here are the 5 top nominees who will now battle it out for 1st place for this year's Best Fantasy Weapon Silmaril Award! Peter’s sword … Continue reading Now is the FINAL VOTE for Best Fantasy Weapon 2016 #SilmarillionAward!

Hampton Beach, Sand Sculpture Event!

 Last weekend me and my family went on a trip to Hampton Beach, where the annual Sand Sculpture Event is held. These works of art each year range from the very strange to the philosophical to the endearing and pure fun! I thought I'd share some of the photos I took of this year's event … Continue reading Hampton Beach, Sand Sculpture Event!

The Silmarillion Awards Begins Now!

Welcome to the first ever Silmarillion Awards! The Silmarillion Awards have been created by DJ Edwardson and Jenelle Schmidt as a way to honor J.R.R. Tolkien as the Father of Modern Fantasy, open up a discussion about some of our other favorite fantasy works, and to have a ton of fun this summer. This team is … Continue reading The Silmarillion Awards Begins Now!

Fantasy Oscars Event! #WeeklySmile

Today we're finally announcing the Fantasy Oscars event: the Silmarillion Awards! It all starts next Monday, and I am thrilled to be a part of it! This has been my #weeklysmile, so I couldn't resist sharing it with you! This event has been created by DJ Edwardson and Jenelle Schmidt as a way to honor J.R.R. Tolkien as … Continue reading Fantasy Oscars Event! #WeeklySmile

Polyphemus In The Sunset #WeeklySmile

The evening was warm, and I stood out on the deck watching sunset colors tinge wisps of clouds pink. Something flew over the roof as I eyed the sky. Large wings flapped, it must be a bird. But something wasn't right, the way it glided and its wings curved, reminding me of something from a fairytale. … Continue reading Polyphemus In The Sunset #WeeklySmile

A Barrel of Fun #WeeklySmile

When the days stay warm, and there's no longer a threat of frost in the night, it's time for us to get the old barrel ready! It's become one of our yearly traditions. This old barrel was left behind by the people who had this house before us, and one day, after walking through town and seeing shops and restaurants fill … Continue reading A Barrel of Fun #WeeklySmile