A week ago was one of the proudest and most terrifying days of my life. I hit “publish” on my novel and knew it was out there for anyone in the world to pick up and read. The realm of Poas and the characters of Daelin, Teiris, Lone, Alishia, Bard, even grinning Kiol were soContinue reading “Always Move Forward”
Spotlights are a weekly post about a character, location, or concept from Poas (or adjacent realms). They offer a deep single-glance view that may other wise be spread across the pages. North of the Eplear Range, there was nothing but ice, frozen forests, and dragons… and magic. Magic in such abundance, it solidifies into theContinue reading “Location Spotlight: Dracon”
I wrote Realms of Terswood because I had a story, world, and characters in my head and heart that I had to get out. I published the book so I could share that with others, in the hope that others would derive some emotion from it. Maybe you identify with one of the characters, wishContinue reading “Review on Goodreads”
Many people’s help went into writing Realms of Terswood: my wonderfully helpful advanced readers, my editor Shannon Roberts, and most of all, my husband Aaron. But without one other, I may have never picked up writing again. I restarted my tae kwon do training as a reason to get out of the house. As IContinue reading “The Dedication”
The original of the book’s cover art is hanging in our kitchen. Oil on canvas by Jim Williams (jimwilliamsartist.com).
The book’s internal artwork was created by the wildly talented Ryan Allen. I’m still blown away by the beauty of this frozen tree and the gorgeous map of Poas.
Thank you to Michigan artist Jim Williams for the beautiful work on the book’s cover art. It shows Castle Dracon in the early years when Perith was still a small town outside the southern gates.
Realms of Terswood is now available in the Kindle store or paperback on Amazon!
Final edit is complete. Physical and Kindle versions are formatted. Prepare to enter Poas.
With the feedback from my editor, I have planned major changes to the book. Moving chapters around, removing characters and side plots while beefing up others, and streamlining the plot. It means going through all 62 chapters of the book and gutting a lot while writing as much new content back. I still feel I’mContinue reading “Lots of Work Ahead but Still on Track”