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

Cover Reveal: Sword of Shadows

Aaaand here she is (drumroll please): The thrilling new cover for SWORD OF SHADOWS, Book 2 of The Silver Web. This design ties in with the cover for EOLYN, revealed last week. Also from ARavenDesigns.com, this cover again features the Silver Web, a magical medallion that weaves the fates of the characters into a single … Continue reading Cover Reveal: Sword of Shadows

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.

EOLYN’s Day in the Sun

EOLYN has made the Amazon Best Sellers list, occupying the No. 1 slots for "Sword and Sorcery" and "Epic Fantasy." She also reached the top 100 Kindle Best Sellers overall, slipping into slot 100 this morning. It's been a thrilling weekend, watching her rise through the ranks. Thank you to everyone who took a moment … Continue reading EOLYN’s Day in the Sun

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

Cover Reveal: Daughter of Aithne

I'm delighted to announce that Daughter of Aithne will be released this spring in Kindle and print editions! Cover art and design for this third and final installment of The Silver Web is by Thomas Vandenberg, who also did the covers for the first two books in the series, Eolyn and Sword of Shadows.  The image shows Princess Briana's first encounter with … Continue reading Cover Reveal: Daughter of Aithne

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: EOLYN, Book 1 of THE SILVER WEB

In a land ravaged by civil war, the Mage King Kedehen initiates a ruthless purge of the magas. Eolyn, last daughter of the magas and sole heiress to their millennial tradition of magic, seeks refuge in the South Woods. When she meets the mysterious Akmael, heir to the throne of this violent realm, she embarks … Continue reading Cover Reveal: EOLYN, Book 1 of THE SILVER WEB

Speaking to My Past Self

Have you ever been told to think about what your future self would say to you? I've never actually received this advice, but I've heard it given, usually to young people who are facing important challenges or decisions. I suppose people who give this advice do so because it's worked for them. Me, I've always been … Continue reading Speaking to My Past Self

‘Tis the Season

Unbelievable. Fall semester has once again slipped through my fingers without as much as a by-your-leave. This will be my last post for 2015. I'm taking a much needed vacation that will involve lots of quality time with my wonderful nieces, both of them young magas in the making. Big projects are in store for … Continue reading ‘Tis the Season