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
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
While doing research for my Beneath the Birch Tree series, I came across this YouTube channel. The gentleman is a professor of Old Norse, and has many interesting lessons and videos. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did! Jackson Crawford on YouTube
I’ve been posting a lot about my “Tales of Twinkle Dingle” stories, but I am also writing another series. It’s a collection of loose fairy-tale retellings set in a highly fictionalized version of viking-era Iceland. Today I thought it would be fun to share an excerpt from my work-in-progress, “Out of the Ashes”, which is inspired… Continue reading Story Excerpt
It’s been awhile! Nothing major is happening, but I have lots of little things to update. First, it’s time for NaNoWriMo! Are you ready? I will be a Rebel this year, and editing my novel, Out of the Ashes. It’s a loose re-telling of a fairy tale called The Wonderful Birch, which is an early… Continue reading Updates
I decided to move my blog to WordPress – Blogger is great but it wasn’t meeting my needs anymore. I also consolidated my author blog with my Birch Tree Saga blog, and will be adding the links and information from both blogs here instead of creating a secondary blog. With that out of the way – Camp… Continue reading Welcome to my shiny new blog!