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…

June 24: Happy Fairy Day!

I confess, I love random holidays, and when I saw that tomorrow is International Fairy Day, I thought, How cool! So word on the interwebs claim this holiday was created by artist Jessica Galbreth from Waterville, Ohio. She used to do beautiful gothic fairy art but switched to angel art in recent years. I love…

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…

And the Story Begins…

"The planet does not need more successful people.The planet desperately needs more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers and lovers of all kinds.” – Dalai Lama Hello. My name is Nettie and I have always loved a good story. Perhaps that is why I would always ask my father for them. Of course, he is an expert storyteller…