The autumn colors filled Rivendell with beauty. Samwise had spent the past several days lodging with the elves, admiring the architecture and the grand waterfall as he prepared for his award presentation. But now the time had come, and Sam stood before the growing crowd upon Rivendell's widest terrace, overlooking the waterfall. The calm sound … Continue reading Here it is! The Most Faithful Friend Silmaril Award Goes to…
It's time to vote for your favorite fantasy characters. Voting ends September 16th and the winners will be announced, one each week a day, between September 17-28! I'll be announcing the winner of the Most Faithful Friend award right here. The top five nominees for this award are: The Nominees Rosie from the Tales of … Continue reading The Top 5 Nominations Are Now In! Vote For Your Favorite To Win!
The Silmaril Awards are all about celebrating fantasy fiction. While most awards go to authors or books, these awards go to the characters themselves! This annual award ceremony, is the time when awards are presented to fantasy characters from novels, who are nominated and voted by YOU the attendees. These awards will be presented by … Continue reading Silmaril Awards 2019 nominations are now open! Most Faithful Friend Award
I wrote a fun short story for you today, for the #MakeTheVillainAHero challenge posted over on Tales From a Modern Bard! Enjoy. 🙂 "The Grump Wizard" by E.E. Rawls The old wizard stared down at the village tucked in the valley. For years he’d been helping the villagers—increasing their crops, curing illness, bringing sunny skies, … Continue reading The Grumpy Wizard
Sara Letourneau graciously nominated me for this award. Thank you! Don't you just love the word "Mystery" in a title? It's as if you've found the key to some mysterious door, and on the other side lies secret treasures... Before I go off on a tangent, though, here are the details about the Mystery Blogger Award, … Continue reading The Mystery Blogger Award
Blue butterflies were an important source of income for the Farfalle Village each spring, and the week was soon approaching when they would pass through the nearby woods. Emma was determined to be among the young people who caught one for her family. She watched the villagers working on their nets to catch the special … Continue reading Try, And Try Again
Shelves sit dusty, cobwebs drip down the ceiling The scent of old paper fills the air. She wanders between the bookcases Trailing a finger along rows of leather spines. One glows a shade of gold, and she halts before it, curious Pinching the spine and pulling the book free. Its yellowed pages slide open, and a bright light … Continue reading Library Of Dreams #poem #booknerd
This November was my first ever attempt at NaNoWriMo (even if I didn't "officially" sign up). This venture wasn't easy, but it did show me useful ways to tweak daily writing habits—good habits that will help me draft a story faster. Here I'll share with you those three tips I found most vital. Before this, I thought: "Me? Right a story in … Continue reading Three Things I Learned This Year’s NaNoWriMo
Fall colors, pumpkin spice and everything nice! Isn't autumn so beautiful? I don't know about you, but I took way too many photos of trees this season! (said photos in this post 😉 ) But besides all of that, there were exciting things that happened this October: I sent out a special e-newsletter announcing (for the first time) … Continue reading October Summary and Leaf Love, 2016 #monthlywrapup #booknerd #authorblog
Check your email inbox before you read this post if you've signed up for my newsletter. The reason I ask is because I sent out the Title Reveal newsletter this past Tuesday October 18, with an excerpt from my novel available only to subscribers. I hope you enjoy the special sneak peek! In this post, I will … Continue reading Writing Update: It’s Finally Been Decided!