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Journey to Metzlingen: Reflections

It’s been three months since The King’s Sword came out. I’ve been quiet here on the blog. I’ve been busy and honestly, I’ve been at a loss for words most days. The launch of my novel was a mix of beautiful support, mad chaos, and an absolute flood of emotions. I can’t even begin to…

Beyond the Page: Where History Meets Metzlingen

Opening Scene: The Battle of Guinegate It’s common knowledge amongst historical writers that only a portion of what we actually research ends up on the page. For ten pages of research reading, perhaps only a line or two might be written to place the reader into that historical setting. What happens to the rest of…

It’s Release Day!!

It’s time! It’s release day! The King’s Sword is live! This has been such a journey – I’m smiling, I’m crying, I’m dancing and I’m spinning all at once – I am so very thrilled to finally share this story with you. It’s a love story. A story of friendship and found family. It’s a…

Glimpse Behind the King’s Sword Photo

Family, Flohmarkt Finds & Fuel for Worldbuilding OK, so I love the photos above. On the right, my crew, though much younger, looking out over the Ill River in Strasbourg a few years ago. We had visited there to explore the city, meet up with Grandma (who was on a river cruise with friends), and…

Bookplates & A Giveaway

WHOA . . . it’s almost release day. WHAT!? When did that even happen!? I’m spinning. I’m dancing. I’m nervous. I’m scrambling, but I’m pumped! And dangit – it’s time to start celebrating! Two fun things to announce – First, if you’ve subscribed to my newsletter, you’ll be automatically entered into a GIVEAWAY! For what?…

Meet Avelina

Oh friends. We have reached single digits in the countdown to release… Honestly, I can’t even begin to wrap my head around that. I’ve been writing these characters and their stories for years now – always intending to get to this point – but it seems to have crept up out of nowhere. I’m excited….

Only Two More Weeks!

Straddling so many emotions these days. Every passing hour brings me a step closer to realizing this lifelong dream and it’s both overwhelming and exhilarating at once. I can’t wait to share my story with you — especially the characters that I’ve spent so much time with over the past few years. Here’s a little…

Beyond The Page: Where History Meets Metzlingen

1479 It’s common knowledge amongst historical writers that only a portion of what we actually research ends up on the page. For ten pages of research reading, perhaps only a line or two might be written to place the reader into that historical setting. What happens to the rest of that information? Well, every writer…

Phew! What A Month It Was & What A Month It Will Be!

I have been pretty quiet here for the month of June, so wanted to check in with an update. It was a rather busy month. And July is going to be quite full as well! Quick Family Review: We finished up the school year for the kids. (Which ended on a good note, thankfully) Started…

Memorable moments

I remember drawing pictures of bunny families on stapled pages. My mother wrote the words down that I was too young to write myself, on those pages that she had stapled together to create my “bunny books”. I remember a notebook with wide lines. Sitting on a small chair in the elementary school’s library, reading…

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