Two years ago, my youngest son participated in Fellowship of Fantasy's cosplay contest and won with his representation of Kirito from Sword Art Online. His prize was multiple audiobooks by Fellowship of Fantasy authors. One night at the dinner table, he looked at me and said, "Mom, have you read any of H. L. Burke's… Continue reading Awesome Cover for Spicebringer by H. L. Burke
With the Indie e-Con, I've been tasked with writing about fantasy. You ask what Indie e-Con is? Well, that's been happening since last Saturday when the scavenger hunt opened up. Feel free to go around and gather the clues. You'll find the information for it in my post from last week. The week has been… Continue reading Fantasy Writing and Reading for You
Today marks the beginning of an online writer's conference--The Indie e-Con. The conference will host this scavenger hunt, a facebook party, as well as different authors weighing in on their genres throughout the week. The scavenger hunt is our introduction to the participating authors. Each author is hosting a different one on their blog. As… Continue reading Indie e-Con Scavenger Hunt 2018 – Stop #1
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I never expected to see this day! You see back in December of 2009 when I began writing Dragon's Future, the story was just that--a story for my family. In fact, I never thought there would be a full story, let alone five! The Beginning: By July, 2010, the last word in Dragon's Cure had been… Continue reading The Wonderful Ways a Story Came into the World
When fantasy focuses on fear, dark magic, and evil over good, then it's time to reevaluate if I should be reading it.
It's hard to believe that it's been a week since I roamed Yellowstone Park with my 19-year-old son, Robin. Our trip was so much fun. We explored the country, had the opportunity to meet people I'd only met online, and see family. You can read about it in my last post. On that 6,496 mile trek, I learned a lot about my own writing and the Dragon Courage series.
I've had several people ask how I do it. How do I come up with these stories? I thought I'd share with you what is currently going through my brain about a new idea. I can get an idea from a sign, from someone else, or from watching television.
The day showed promise. One hundred-nine young men and women prepared to walk the aisle and receive their diploma, a certificate notifying the world they had completed one full year of Bible college. They could hold their heads high and rejoice in their accomplishment. Parents, family, and friends crowded in creating standing room only to watch. Potential filled the auditorium. If each student went out and influenced one other person, who in turn reached one other person, creating a domino effect, then the possibility of impact was mind boggling.
Growing up I had my share of Star Trek and Buck Rogers, but I only saw a little bit of Dr. Who. I know shameful of someone who loves scifi! I knew there was a man called The Doctor who traveled in a blue phone booth and there was an odd shaped metal box-like robot that was the enemy. I may even have learned the name Dalek.To be quite truthful, I've fallen in love with the ninth doctor. I love his humor, the way he cares for Rose, and his smile.