A Giveaway for Reviewers of THE WORD CHANGERS!

Once upon a time, there was an author who was very thankful for all the support she had received from her readers and reviewers. As grateful as she was, she knew that "thank you," and lots of smiles (which no one saw anyway) could only go so far.... So she decided to give something away [...]

Fun News for Reviewers of The Word Changers!

Most of you probably know the importance of getting reviews for your own book, or leaving reviews for others' books. They help potential buyers find a book to begin with, and then help them to decide whether or not it's the book for them. Real, honest opinions from real, honest readers - for me, at [...]

A Thing or Two About Fauns and Satyrs

Satyrs and fauns began as creatures very different from each other. The faun was half-man, half-goat, and the satyr was depicted as a hairy, stocky dwarf. But eventually the Romans noted some of the similarities between their fauns and the Greek satyrs, and over the years the features and characteristics of the two began to [...]

First Drafts and Dragons

Well, my friends, I am feeling a strange mixture of utter relief and tension right now. It's the feeling that comes when a first draft is finished (relief), and edits loom large (tension) .... Yes, you heard me. Mere minutes ago I typed the last sentence of my book. It is the second of a [...]

A Thing or Two About the Phoenix

1.  A phoenix can live between 500 and 1000 years, at the end of which it will build a nest and ignite, burn fiercely, and be reborn from its own ashes. 2.  The Roman poet Ovid maintained that the phoenix was not necessarily reborn from its own ashes, but that it would burst into flames [...]

A Thing or Two About Unicorns

There are very few mythical creatures considered to be “good” in all different stories, cultures/traditions. But the unicorn is one of them. The unicorn itself represents many things in different stories. Most commonly, the unicorn is a symbol of purity and virtue. In the Middle Ages, the unicorn became a religious symbol, especially in art. [...]

Book Sightings and Library Love

A couple of weeks ago I went to my local library and saw, for the first time ever, my own book on the library shelf! And not just one copy ... two! I was pretty excited, as you can well imagine! When I visited my alumni college (later that same day, as it happens), an [...]

Lovely Recommendations from a Pinterest Addict

Well, the title of this post about says it all, really 🙂  I just wanted to share some of the great boards I've found and followed over the past months, of various themes and interests.  Anyone else a Pinterest fanatic?!  Raise your hand!! IF YOU LOVE FAIRY TALES In the Fairy Wood (by Kelsey Hamersley) [...]

The Fairy Tales of Robin Williams

Though Robin Williams was never a favorite actor or comedian of mine, there are certain roles I will always remember him for, a handful of which are set in worlds of fantasy or fairy tale. I grew up watching the movie Hook, based around the story of Peter Pan. Another favorite of mine growing up [...]

Two Giveaways For THE WORD CHANGERS

  A short and sweet post letting you know that you've got TWO MORE opportunities to win a paperback copy of  The Word Changers! Christian Bookshelf Reviews is hosting a giveaway right now, which will end on Thursday (7/17). That's just three more days! Author Heather Day Gilbert also has a giveaway for my book on her blog, [...]