Book Inspired Holiday Week

The first day of November brings us our first book inspired holiday. Sunday was Author’s Day. This holiday was created with the intention to bring awareness to American authors in the early 1900s by Nellie Verne Burt McPherson. Nellie was the president of the Bement, Illinois Women’s Club, teacher, and an avid reader throughout her…

Broo and His Castle Pt. 1

Author's Note: This short story features characters from my book Song of a Wingfin. There is backstory from the book, as this takes place afterward, but I fill you in a bit along the way. If you follow my blog, you also know that I love random holidays. This coming Saturday is one that sparked…

A White Author Writing POC

When authors build the characters for their books, there are several ways they can be born. I have some author friends who say the characters pop in their heads way before the stories. Writing Song of a Wingfin, things happened differently. The characters almost formed around the story. An exception to this was Noreen. The sparks…

Nerding Out: Wizard of Oz

If you know me at all, you are aware of my obsession with The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. I love the books. I remember going to the library, making my way through the white hardback covers of the 1974 reissued edition. I never thought I’d own a 2nd edition, 1st state. But, that’s what my…

Image Inspiration: Song of a Wingfin

In case you haven't heard, I'm releasing my first book on March 17! I've always loved folklore and reimagining of those old tales. Song of a Wingfin does just that, as well as introduce you to characters you may not have met before. If you'd like to Pre-Order, click the cover. Inspiration can come in…