19 May 2015

Seasoned vs. Green Writing

Hello friends! Today I want to talk briefly about the difference between a seasoned writer, and a green writer, and I’m going to do it through example. Fellow author Moses Siregar has given me permission to post a short sample of his work. Awhile back, he shared the first paragraph as a teaser for us […]

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23 Apr 2015

World Book Day!

So Twitter trends inform me that today is World Book Day! I’ve tried to trace my love for fantasy back through my reading habits, and I find an interesting blend of animal fiction, contemporary, sci-fi and fantasy.   So just for fun, here are some of my all time favorites, in rough chronological order:   […]

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4 May 2013

5 Tips for Writing Animals

  I’ll expand that and say, 5 Tips for Writing Animals that Also Help With Writing Fantasy. After reading some fiction by younger, (or) just newer, fresh and exciting authors, I see some trends. I read around on Deviantart, Fur affinity, blogs, new novels, unpublished work and more, and these are some things to keep […]

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11 Aug 2012

Great Reviews!

This just in!! Fantasy Gazette calls SONG OF THE SUMMER KING  archetypal, epic and magical. Directly from the reviewer: I recommend Song of the Summer King to middle graders and up and to anyone who is looking for an enthralling animal story that will transport them into another world.   Awesome! For those who like […]

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4 Aug 2012

There’s No Wrong Path

I’m so lucky to be surrounded by a writing community of all ages, experience and skill levels, and points of view. I’ve gotten lots of advice and encouragement about the marketing, selling and promotion of SOTSK, as well as lots of free help and PR from writing friends. It will be so fascinating to watch […]

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10 May 2012

Chapter 3…Under the Rowan Trees.

Chapter 3 as promised, because we hit $3,000 today on my Kickstarter campaign!! Head there to pre-order and see all the fun. This is the last free chapter that I’ll post online… enjoy! Waaaaiit–make sure you’ve read Chapter 2.  Okay.   ~*~*~*~*~ ~ 3 ~ Under the Rowan Trees     Shard’s wings cramped in […]

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5 May 2012

Chapter Two, A Raven Speaks

Wait! Make sure you’ve read Chapter One!   ~ 2 ~ A Raven Speaks   Shard checked his terror and bowed low, wings splayed.  His mother’s honor, his place in the pride, and his life all depended on his resolve now.  “My lord.”  Your fear is only a wind, his mother once said.  It may […]

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