A Look into the Heart of a Guardian

This post is hard to write. But I wanted to share with you the inspiration behind Tellen, in the Comstock Chronicles. As far as the human aspect of Tellen goes, much of the credit goes to my husband. He is the joy in my life. He has a love for the earth that is hardContinue reading “A Look into the Heart of a Guardian”

What Makes You Feel Connected to a Character?

One of the best opening lines I’ve read recently was: “This job’s going to kill me.” The Midnight Thief ~ Livia Blackburne This line hooked me into the story so fast that I was a hundred pages in before I realized it. Having a great opening line in a story is crucial to readers wantingContinue reading “What Makes You Feel Connected to a Character?”

Book Review: The Midnight Thief

As I was trolling through my libraries bookshelves recently, I came across THE MIDNIGHT THIEF by Livia Blackburne. The cover intrigued me and the book blurb carried a lot of promise. It didn’t disappoint. But before I dive in, here is a recap of how I structure my reviews: Now for the review. THE MIDNIGHTContinue reading “Book Review: The Midnight Thief”

How do your cartographer skills measure up?

Several years ago, when I finally wrote the story living in my head, I set about doing on what typical jobs women had back in the roman through middle ages. I’ll admit, it was pretty paltry. Most societies only allowed women to raise children, run a household, and weave cloth. The only bright side IContinue reading “How do your cartographer skills measure up?”

Character List for the Comstock Chronicles

Character List and How to Say Their Names I’ve been asked several times since I first published THE EARTHSPARK, “How do you pronounce her name?” So I thought I would share a pronunciation guide for all my characters who’ve appeared in the Comstock Chronicles thus far. However, if you like your pronunciations better, by allContinue reading “Character List for the Comstock Chronicles”

What’s that ONE thing…?

I hope this post finds you warm, curled up in front of a fire with an excellent book in hand, and possibly some hot cocoa nearby. That is definitely where I want to be as we have a field of snow outside my windows at the moment.  As you sit there in your comfy spot,Continue reading “What’s that ONE thing…?”