Fun at the Beach, and the Sand Sculpture Event 2017!

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The annual Sand Sculpture Event happened at Hampton Beach last weekend, and I had a blast seeing all the creativity and walking along the beach. These works of art each year range from the very strange to the philosophical to the endearing and pure fun! Here are this year's sand creations: Click on any image to … Continue reading Fun at the Beach, and the Sand Sculpture Event 2017!

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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!

#SilmarillionAward, The Winner For Best Fantasy Weapon 2016 Is…!

  Êl síla erin lû e-govaned vîn, my friend. (A star shines on the hour of our meeting.) Today I, Arwen Undómiel, Lady of Rivendell, have the honor of being this year's Presenter for the Best Fantasy Weapon Award! This special Silmaril Award represents the excellence and grandeur of the weapon it is bestowed upon. … Continue reading #SilmarillionAward, The Winner For Best Fantasy Weapon 2016 Is…!

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

“Captive Hope,” a Review of the #Magicalrealism Novel by Author Rachael Ritchey

Captive Hope —Rachael Ritchey Genre: magical realism / speculative fiction / fairytale Story contains: some violence, action. After the events of The Beauty Thief (book 1 in the Chronicles of The Twelve Realms series), Captive Hope follows the journey of Idra, the Lady-in-waiting to the princess, as she is kidnapped and taken far from her country by … Continue reading “Captive Hope,” a Review of the #Magicalrealism Novel by Author Rachael Ritchey

Legends and Legendary Creatures, the A-Z List!

April's #AtoZChallenge explored many legends and legendary creatures from around the world. I learned a ton doing this: about creatures I'd never heard of or only vaguely knew of, about many interesting folklore tales and how they came to be, and about fossils of monstrous creatures that once lived. Many of you really enjoyed the posts, … Continue reading Legends and Legendary Creatures, the A-Z List!