Fantasy

How I Stub My Toe on Genre

During this season of rest, I’ve been experimenting writing various genres, hoping something will incite my passion for writing once more. This exercise revealed a few truths; the first: genre is a rock bent on stubbing my writing muscles. I already knew this. I learned it in various ways: Creating a brand for my website …

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Nine Lives for the Crazy Cat Ladies

Welcome to the culmination of the NINE LIVES of Fellowship of Fantasy’s newest release. Grab your print or digital copy of PAWS, CLAWS AND MAGIC TALES today. Here’s an annotated table of contents so you can see what you’re going to get. The italicized parentheticals are my mini-commentary on the stories because I’ve read them …

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Spice up your summer with SPICE BRINGER

I read fantasy. Fantasy makes me happy. And there are a few authors who I will always pick up their books. H.L. Burke, author of SPICE BRINGER, is one of those. I’m in Ms. Burke’s “fan” group on Facebook. I’ve been hearing about this book since it was an idea that was keeping her from …

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Saying Goodbye to The Emperor’s Edge

Republic by Lindsay Buroker My rating: 5 of 5 stars I ADORE these characters. I read the last chapter super slow, hoping to extend my visit with them. This book reads more like alternative history or even science fiction than fantasy, but I still loved it. Buroker does a great job making each narrator’s scenes …

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Why don’t Immortals have Immortality?

By rights, immortals should possess immortality. Instead, those ”immortals” portrayed in literature and film appear to have conditional immortality. Immortality means living forever, not able to die and not possessing mortality. By definition, an immortal is not liable or subject to death. But in books and movies, immortals are killed. Regularly and with gory, indiscriminate …

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Transformation: Genre Branding & Platform

It’s hard to make a change when you don’t have consistency. Or at least that’s what I told myself about my author brand and platform. And then came 2018 and its Word: The truth is, I’ve been walking around rather apologetically since I started this professional author gig. Well, except for a few months around …

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Meet the Authors who are BRAVING THE ELEMENTS

I love authors. I love supporting authors. And I LOVE introducing readers to their new “favorite author.” That’s why I invite authors onto my blog. Today, I’m thrilled to have not one, or even two, but FIVE guest authors. All of these writers are published with Roane Publishing, the small house that gave me my …

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BRAVING THE ELEMENTS: Get your fantasy fix today!

HAPPY BOOK BIRTHDAY TO BRAVING THE ELEMENTS! Braving the Elements A Fantasy Anthology By Various Authors Publisher: Roane Publishing Release Date: September 4, 2017   Claire Davon – The Dragon, the Witch, and the Swordswoman Michael Siciliano – Forging Mettle Kelly Said – The Myth of Mount Agony Terri Rochenski – Mist Weaver Rebecca Hart …

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