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$0.99 or Free (Kindle version) of my books

Today and for the next 5 days: Book II in Adventures in Eridu, The Forgotten Scroll is only $0.99 for the Kindle version (or free if you have Kindle unlimited). If you haven’t read Book I, The Land in the Woods, yet, it is $0.99 as well. I would love your support and a reviewContinue reading “$0.99 or Free (Kindle version) of my books”

Nanowrimo Week 1

So far, I’ve written over 5,000 of the 30,000 words I am shooting for during Nanowrimo on my WIP, The Cursed Ruins. It’s the third book in my children’s fantasy adventure series, and the second is being edited so that I can publish it in December! Here’s a chapter I wrote this week: Chapter 2Continue reading “Nanowrimo Week 1”

Self or Traditional Publishing?

If you’re writing or have finished writing a book, you might be considering whether the self or traditional publishing route is best for you.
Below, I weight the pros and cons of each publishing route.

The Shadows by George MacDonald

This is one of George MacDonald’s stranger tales. It is a fairytale of sorts, but also reads a little like a ghost story. Throughout the story, I was trying to guess what the shadows were. The tricky thing is, not even the shadows seemed to know that. The King of Fairyland Meets the Shadows TheContinue reading “The Shadows by George MacDonald”

Undine By Friedrich de la Motte Fouque

Though it has been likened to the Little Mermaid, the stakes in Undine’s premise are much higher. She is not just looking for a man she fell in love with; she needs a soul.

Oscar Wilde’s The Selfish Giant: An Easter-Inspired Tale

I wanted to share a story that surprised and touched me. I love Oscar Wilde’s writings, from “The Importance of Being Earnest” to “The Picture of Dorian Gray.” But did you know he wrote a beautiful children’s story? Here is The Selfish Giant. There are many illustrated and video versions of this story. I thinkContinue reading “Oscar Wilde’s The Selfish Giant: An Easter-Inspired Tale”

The Luck of the Scottish in George MacDonald’s The Golden Key

The End of the Rainbow In Irish folklore, especially of the Lucky Charms variety 😉 , there is a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. In this charming, aesthetically pleasing Scottish tale, MacDonald has his characters follow the rainbow to find a golden key instead. In this story, MacDonald plays with ideasContinue reading “The Luck of the Scottish in George MacDonald’s The Golden Key”

Cross Purposes

Background I wasn’t familiar with the term, “cross purposes” before reading this small, fun fairytale. According to Merriam-Webster, they are, “purposes usually unintentionally contrary to another purpose of oneself or of someone or something else.” See if you can spot any of these in this delightful tale! On an authorial/ historical note, I found itContinue reading “Cross Purposes”