Which elemental magic would you wield?

Here's your chance to find out what sort of mage you could be in the world of Aven!

Pro Feminae

This is the world that Latona of the Vitelliae finds herself chafing against. Aven adds the component of magic, and Latona is incredibly gifted. She's never been allowed to discover just how talented she is, though.

The Mages of Aven: An Ongoing Series

So remember back when I made a list of all 300+ mages in Aven but managed to refrain from naming them all? Yeah, well, that's over. Not all at once, though! I'm launching a new series on Patreon. 100 words at a time, I'm going to explore those mages. I've always loved the drabble format, … Continue reading The Mages of Aven: An Ongoing Series

January Patreon Review

I'm currently $172 from my next goal. If I make it there before From Unseen Fire releases in April, I will do a random drawing and giveaway a signed Advanced Reading Copy to one of my wonderful supporters!

Visualizing FROM UNSEEN FIRE

Tonight's #17Scribes Twitter chat (and yes, I'm still part of that group even though my debut got moved two days into 2018 -- they refused to part with me!) was focused on visualizing elements of our novels. I put together some image sets, and I thought I'd share them with y'all! First off, how I … Continue reading Visualizing FROM UNSEEN FIRE

A Title… Again!

I knew I wanted to go the traditional publishing route rather than self-publishing because I wanted a team.

“The selfsame name, but one of better nature.” – On evaluation, discovery, and improvement

I call it come-to-Proserpina or come-to-Ma'at because it's a process of thinking of what those ladies would say of me, were I called to stand before them now. How do my actions represent me? What do they say that my tongue might not? If my heart were to be weighed against Ma'at's feather, how would it balance?

“Their very character was tyranny; their figure, deformity.”

The problem with democracy -- as politicians and philosophers alike have known for millennia -- is that it only works if people are informed and engaged. That's why we have a constitutional republic instead of direct democracy.

Word cloud for the June 2016 revisions

Sisters, sisters…

A sister is different than a friend. Friends, you can choose. But sisters, you're given.