I am in the midst of editing Out of the Ashes, so instead of writing a post this week, I will simply remind everyone that Bud Mushroom and the Nefarious Trousers is FREE as an ebook on Smashwords (if you’d rather have a paper copy, you can buy one on Amazon). Check it out, and… Continue reading Got Bud?
Out of the Ashes has gone through many revisions to become the story it is now. Originally, I wanted to weave in one of the Icelandic Sagas; it never felt right, so those elements were removed (but many of them will appear in a prequel story!). It’s gone through point-of-view changes, structural changes, and characters… Continue reading Sisters
Check out my blog interview by Don Massenzio! It was challenging to answer his questions — it’s easier to write about fairies. 🙂 I hope you enjoy reading it! The interview is here: A Perfect 10 Interview
This is my “helper”, Cookie. He was a homeless stray who adopted us last fall. Now he helps warm my chair. He likes to share my water. Good boy, Cookie! 😉
Living History offers a great way to research historical fiction, especially the daily life. And a nice perk of the internet is now you don’t have to travel to the actual locations to see what they’re up to. 🙂 The Ringkøbing-Skjern Museum in Denmark is one of those amazing locations that has a lot to offer… Continue reading Living History
Given the setting of Out of the Ashes, it doesn’t have the flashy magic frequently found in Cinderella re-tellings. Specifically, there are no fairy godmothers creating ballgowns out of thin air. In The Wonderful Birch, a closer parallel to my version of the story, the beautiful dresses are given to the main character by her dead mother, and are… Continue reading Out of the Ashes excerpt: The Box
Today I am interviewing Bud Mushroom. Because Bud doesn’t like to speak, he has been allowed to type his answers, but due to his size, he is jumping all over the keyboard like an excited grasshopper. Anyway. To the interview. CCN: Hey, Bud. Why don’t you tell everyone your name? BUD: Hi! My name is… Continue reading An Interview with Bud Mushroom