When Doubts Assail, Be A Bilbo!

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Bilbo the Hobbit was a practical and steady character, who never let a situation get the better of his emotions. When we face and battle doubts, perhaps we should do what practical Bilbo would. Doubts might assail us left and right, whether it be concerning a project we're working on, or a goal we hope to succeed in, but it's what we … Continue reading When Doubts Assail, Be A Bilbo!

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The Blue Sky Tag

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Both Lauren Gunter, and Rachael Ritchey tagged me for these fun questions, (thank you!) so let's get started! Rachael's Questions: 1. If you lived in a house made of jello, what flavor would it be? Any particular reason? My brain is automatically thinking orange. They taste best during the winter, and even though it's technically "spring" there's still … Continue reading The Blue Sky Tag

8 Lessons Learned From Fantasy

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What lessons have I learned from fantasy stories? To some, fantasy is just fantasy, but to those of us who know better, fantasy is a way of showing real life lessons through an entertaining setting and in an easy-to-understand way. You escape your world, and yet at the same time you learn how to deal with … Continue reading 8 Lessons Learned From Fantasy

I Write YA & MG, blog tag Q&A!

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I was tagged by blogging/writer friend Lauren Gunter for this Q&A! (thank you!) 1. Who are your favorite authors, and do they influence your writing? Okay, so the obvious ones are Tolkien and C.S. Lewis, who inspired me to read and write in the fantasy genre. Tolkien opened up a world of possibilities for my imagination, and … Continue reading I Write YA & MG, blog tag Q&A!

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

What My Favorite Stories Have In Common

Are these commonalities present in my writing? Are they present in your writing? Some of you may remember the post I wrote last year on discovering what our favorite reads have in common. My friend and fellow writer Sara Letourneau took this a step further and compared her findings to her own writing, to see if there were … Continue reading What My Favorite Stories Have In Common

Are These Milder Words Okay For MG Books or Christian Fantasy Books? #FishingForAnswers #books

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Sometimes an author has questions, and the best person to answer them is YOU. I am eager to hear your thoughts through the poll and comments below! The Question: Do you think the milder "darn" and "heck" words are okay for MG books? How about for Christian fantasy? This question came up after I read author friend Claire M Banschbach's … Continue reading Are These Milder Words Okay For MG Books or Christian Fantasy Books? #FishingForAnswers #books

The Tookish Tag, Celebrating Tolkien’s Works & LOTR’s Birthday!

I found this tag via author friend C.B. Cook's blog, and knew that, as a Tolkien fan myself, I had to do this challenge! Especially since today is the birthday of Lord of The Rings! *cheering loudly* This is also a conclusion to the #SilmarillionAwards that have been going on all this summer long! Okay, so, … Continue reading The Tookish Tag, Celebrating Tolkien’s Works & LOTR’s Birthday!

#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…!

Are You A “Glass is Half-full” or “Glass is Half-empty” Reader? #FishingForAnswers #books

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Sometimes an author has questions, and the best person to answer them is YOU. I am eager to hear your thoughts through the poll and comments below! The Question: When it comes to books, are you a "glass is half-full" or "glass is half-empty" reader? Meaning: We each look at life and situations differently. Some of us with the positive … Continue reading Are You A “Glass is Half-full” or “Glass is Half-empty” Reader? #FishingForAnswers #books