Many Crowns

Many Crowns

In my experience, there are three things that scream “fantasy” like nothing else: Swords, dragons, and crowns. Between me and my husband, we already had quite a few swords in the house. I also had a shelf full of dragons. Figurines, statues, little stone carvings. But what I didn’t have… Read the rest...
Little Figures

Little Figures

I’ve enjoyed the idea of having physical representations of my story characters since I started writing Snakesblood Saga, many years ago. I’ve shared the various dolls I’ve created here, and they’re a big part of my presence on social media, too. But over time, big dolls presented big problems. Eventually,… Read the rest...

Mage colors

Over the weekend, I shared a video about customizing a Nendoroid doll into Zaide, the main character from Spectrum Legacy. While most of my commentary surrounding the character was related to how his appearance was influenced by our dog, who just passed, I also spent a little time discussing the… Read the rest...
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...