This morning going through my twitter posts, I found an interesting link. This author has written a young adult series about a junior high girl. She seems to present all the issues that middle school students go through and presents it in a way that helps guide them through the turbulent teens. I've yet to… Continue reading Clean Young Adult Series
While at the Good Friday service last night, we sang the song "O Sacred Head Now Wounded". It was written in the 12th Century. The idea of all those believers down through the ages singing this song hit me. I began to think about it. I did some research on the song, some family research,… Continue reading A Song for the Ages
Well, Spring Break has come to a close. It is amazing what all was accomplished. From a trip to the Redwoods with the family, to working with a great Book Manager at Booktrope, to editing stories, and seeing my son's play. It has been fun. I will be heading back to work tomorrow. I will… Continue reading Back to Work
In 2012, I wrote this poem. It came from a scene in Dragon's Cure from the dragon's point of view. She is lifting into the air. The picture is one that I did in 2010 from the same scene. Today, I decided to put them together. Enjoy. Kandi
There are several ways that an author can create a setting. Usually, they all involve some variant of use what you know. Whether that is you physically have been there such as in Dragon's Future, Dragon Fen, and Dragon's Posterity, or some place you have read about or seen a movie about such as in… Continue reading How does an author create a setting for a story?
Have you ever had a vacation that didn't turn out exactly as you had thought? Ever head in a completely different direction? That was Christmas 2008 for me. We were headed to my in-laws' for the holiday. Along the way, my family had a conversation with my daughter who was 12 at the time. She… Continue reading Where it all began
Well, I never dreamed of being a published author before. I wrote from the time I was little. I loved reading, and so, creating stories was a natural step. Six years ago, I was amazed that stories were pouring forth onto the computer screen. The Dragons of the Four Corners series took shape. In February… Continue reading First Step Taken