The Grump Wizard

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I wrote a fun short story for you today, for the #MakeTheVillainAHero challenge posted over on Tales From a Modern Bard! Enjoy. ūüôā "The Grump Wizard" ¬†by E.E. Rawls The old wizard stared down at the village tucked in the valley. For years he‚Äôd been helping the villagers‚ÄĒincreasing their crops, curing illness, bringing sunny skies, … Continue reading The Grump Wizard

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The Mystery Blogger Award

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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

Try, And Try Again

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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

Library Of Dreams #poem #booknerd

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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

Three Things I Learned This Year’s NaNoWriMo

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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‚ÄĒgood 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

October Summary and Leaf Love, 2016 #monthlywrapup #booknerd #authorblog

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 ūüėČ ) 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

The Evil Beneath #MadnesSolver

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Previous Chapter Madnes Solver Chapter:¬†The Evil Beneath Read all the¬†chapters¬†here. Enjoy! Previously: In the Wonderland realm,¬†Madnes and his group have split up in their search for the 7 crystals of the Terraforming Spell (a dangerous spell currently threatening to destroy their home on Earth, Okinala Island). Cheshire is with Cosmic, Harrey is with the orphans, … Continue reading The Evil Beneath #MadnesSolver

Writing Update: It’s Finally Been Decided!

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!

Search For Thimble #MadnesSolver

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Previous Chapter Madnes Solver Chapter:¬†Search For Thimble Read all the¬†chapters¬†here. Enjoy! Previously: In the Wonderland realm,¬†Madnes and his group have split up in their search for the 7 crystals of the Terraforming Spell (a dangerous spell currently threatening to destroy their home on Earth, Okinala Island). Cheshire is with Cosmic, Harrey is with the orphans, … Continue reading Search For Thimble #MadnesSolver