You've seen the cover, you know the release date. Now enjoy this book trailer for WINGS BENEATH WATER!
"They say if you see wings beneath the water, you get a second chance to live."
Ever since Risha was found on the shores of the river and adopted into the tribe, he and his brother Uraun have been inseparable. But when a neighboring tribe ignites war, killing the boys’ father, their lives start on a path that begins to divide them.
As the tribe goes to war, Risha’s gift awakens. He is the Siyeen, capable of reading a person’s true nature—and in Uraun’s nature, he reads only vengeance.
Fearing that his gift will endanger Uraun, Risha flees to the marshes. To save his brother’s soul, Risha must learn the secrets of the first Siyeen and seek the redemption that will grant his brother a second chance.
Every nation has its tales of the Stranger, even the distant Septeru... In peace or peril, the sighting of the Stranger is nothing to ignore, for he shapes the fates of the nations. You have seen him, Katryl, and I believe that there is a purpose to it, that, though not apparent yet, will prove in time to be of grave importance.
For NaNoWriMo 2015, I wrote the first book in the Firewing Chronicles, a five-book series that I've been writing since I was fourteen and which I am completely overhauling some thirteen years later. In April 2016, I wrote the second book.
Now, for NaNoWriMo 2016, I am preparing to write the third book.
Did you know that speculative fiction fans have their own term? That's right, they're called spekkies! I didn't know that until about a year ago, but now it's my new favorite term.
I put together a short video to help you explain to your friends what speculative fiction is and why being a spekkie is awesome. Enjoy and share!
The Sunshine Blogger Challenge is a "get to know the author" challenge that asks 11 questions of the blog author. Then the answering author tags other authors with 11 of his/her own questions. For this challenge, I'm answering the 11 questions posed by speculative fiction author Bethany Jennings of The Simmering Mind.
I'm not tagging anyone, but if you want to play, answer my 11 questions at the bottom of this post and comment with a link to your post. (Or just answer in the comments. That works too.) I'd love to read your responses!
Welcome to the first episode of Azinae, my new reader-interactive episodic fantasy story. So how does this work? Let me show you.
Bear in mind that, because each episode will be written less than a week before posting, the writing may not be of the same caliber as, say, one of my novels or novelettes, which receives much more editing before other eyes see it. But the story should still be fun, fascinating, and fantastic in its own way. (Note my totally unfounded authorly confidence!) So join me in the adventure of Azinae!
If you prefer the crinkle of pages and the tactile experience of a real book to the flick of a finger and the backlit words of an ebook, then you're in luck. All four of my novelettes are now available in print, ready to arrive in a stocking or under the tree for Christmas 2015!
This week, I made it past 50,000 words in my novel The Moonstone. This is a HUGE milestone, because it means that I am a NaNoWriMo winner. Cue the next question: "So what does that entitle you to?" Bragging rights, mostly, but also the right to wear a cool winner's T-shirt and to get a few free goodies, including a certificate validating my accomplishment. Since this is my first NaNoWriMo, and I joined last-minute on a whim, I am pretty excited that I have made it this far.
So, in celebration, here are some of my favorite excerpts from the story and a behind-the-scenes peek at how I designed the cover.
I am having a blast participating in NaNoWriMo 2015, despite the fact that my word goals are clashing with the demands of real life (and, as you'll see, some unusual circumstance as well)! My first few videos, you can tell I'm just getting into the swing of things, but as the days progress, I add more details about my story-in-progress, I encourage fellow WriMos with some tips I've discovered along the way, and I share meaningful stories from my life that relate to my writing. This week: Discover the special new person in my life!
Read on for an excerpt from this week's progress on The Moonstone!
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