The Perfect Magical Fantasy for the Holidays

I'm participating in a number of writer challenges on Instagram. One recent challenge asked: Why is my story important? To answer this question, I focused on EOLYN, Book One of the Silver Web Trilogy. What drew me into Eolyn’s story was the immense courage and strength she demonstrates when confronting a brutal system intent on … Continue reading The Perfect Magical Fantasy for the Holidays

A New Look for EOLYN

I mentioned in an earlier post that I've commissioned new cover designs for The Silver Web Trilogy. Autumn M. Birt, ecologist, author, AND artist, is hard at work on the project now. I'm so excited about what she's put together! I can't help but give you a little hint of the new look - with … Continue reading A New Look for EOLYN

SWORD OF SHADOWS Kindle Countdown

https://videopress.com/v/62bufi58?preloadContent=metadata Dive into the darkest moments of Eolyn's magical journey in Sword of Shadows. The Kindle edition is on sale through the end of next week. Sword of Shadows can be enjoyed as a stand-alone novel or as Book 2 of The Silver Web Trilogy.

Free Read Fridays: Brothers in Magic

I'm testing the waters with some video content on my Instagram account. Called "Free Read Fridays," each episode will include a brief (1-minute) reading from a randomly selected page in my novel EOLYN. I will occasionally cross-post here, but the best way to catch Free Read Fridays is to follow me on Instagram. This week's … Continue reading Free Read Fridays: Brothers in Magic

First Goals and Aspirations for 2020

Avila University started its regular spring semester about two weeks ago. Seems I've hardly drawn a breath, and the month has already slipped by! After some worry that I might be teaching an overload again this spring, I managed to negotiate with the powers that be so that my teaching obligations remain within contract. This … Continue reading First Goals and Aspirations for 2020

Winter Solstice Reading

  Happy Winter Solstice! I'm celebrating this year by bringing back a tradition I let slide a while ago: my annual holiday reading. Technology has changed since the last time I did this, so it took some time to figure things out, but the recording is finished and uploaded - embedded below and available on … Continue reading Winter Solstice Reading

Midwinter’s Eve

Happy Winter Solstice, Everyone! To accompany your midnight meditations, here's an excerpt from one of my favorite scenes in Eolyn; a glimpse into the revelry of Winter Solstice, as traditionally celebrated by the mages and magas of Eolyn's world: AS MIDNIGHT APPROACHED, the musicians quieted their instruments. Mage Corey’s guests convened in a circle at … Continue reading Midwinter’s Eve

Swords and Shadows

I want to express my deepest thanks for everyone's support during last week's post. I'm always shy to share personal matters on my blog, but your responses moved me deeply and were a great help in getting me through the week. I'm back home now, moving forward with new projects and old ambitions. And...we are … Continue reading Swords and Shadows

Cover Reveal: Sword of Shadows

Happy Summer Solstice! I'm celebrating today with the cover reveal for SWORD OF SHADOWS, Book Two of THE SILVER WEB. As part of the cover reveal event, today and tomorrow only, the Kindle edition of the first book in the series, EOLYN, is FREE! Download your copy and discover the power of the magas today. About Sword … Continue reading Cover Reveal: Sword of Shadows

Spring is Coming

Yesterday, during a lengthy walk along Tomahawk Creek, I came across these daffodils, among the first green buds to emerge this spring. The season is changing; we all can feel it, even the plants. Especially the plants. Spring is coming. I'm celebrating this year's spring in a special way, with the release of the second … Continue reading Spring is Coming