Artisan Magic

Artisan Magic

Each time I start a project that takes place in a new world, there’s the task of determining how the magic works. Magic has appeared in every fantasy story I’ve written, even if it hasn’t been in the forefront where it’s easily seen. In stories like Of Blood and Rain,… Read the rest...
Spectrum Sketches

Spectrum Sketches

As I tidied up my desk this week, I found myself flipping through the pages of my 8.5×5.5 sketchbook. It’s the one that contains a lot of cover sketches, concepts, and character chibis I’ve drawn for the Snakesblood Saga. But it also contains a lot of the rough concepts for… Read the rest...
Library dreams

Library dreams

You know the ones. The Pinterest libraries with the white shelves, the fairy lights, all the books. Most of my books were a casualty of moving. They’re big and heavy, take a ton of space, and anything I didn’t love or anticipate reading (or reading again) was given away.… Read the rest...

Burnout blues

I’d hoped this one would be a post where I told you Paragon of Water was done, and that I was starting the next project, excited to get it underway. Needless to say, that didn’t happen. April was a great month for writing, but a lot of surprises came in… Read the rest...
Letters Home

Letters Home

Last month, I wrote a scene in Paragon of Water (the upcoming third book in Spectrum Legacy) where Zaide penned a letter to his foster parents. This started a small writing exercise for me. What might be in that letter? How many letters would a homesick character write? I decided… Read the rest...