I refuse to be merely an ally in someone else’s story. My best friend, Nima, is the heroine of her own story—even the tales she spins about other creatures and characters, she a crucial part of them. After all, she directs them. It’s her job as our Storyteller, and I do not fault her for … Continue reading “Tales of Wind and Wolves” – FREE on Apple Books
Today, I'm going to name a few of my favorite YA fantasy novels. Get ready...go! Fire, by Kristin Cashore (also Graceling, which goes along with it) The Winner's Curse, by Marie Rutkoski Grave Mercy, by Robin LaFevers Six of Crows, by Leigh Bardugo The Scorpio Races, by Maggie Stiefvater Walk the Earth a Stranger, by … Continue reading Some Favorite YA Fantasy
I am so excited to share that my next young adult fantasy, Tales of Sand and Stars, has a cover and is available for pre-order on Apple Books! Let me tell you, dear ones, a tale of sand and stars. The Kingdom of Sand found Nima wandering in the desert as a young girl. Now … Continue reading Announcement: Tales of Sand and Stars is Up for Pre-order!
When I first started writing novels, I mostly wrote them in notebooks and then later typed them up. I vastly preferred drafting in notebooks, because this was in the days before I had a laptop. Even now, a notebook is much more portable. It doesn't need batteries. I don't have to worry about some little … Continue reading How I Write: By Hand (Sometimes)
[Note: this basic story was sent out to my newsletter in March.] Almost four and a half years ago, writing under a different name, I started a young adult fantasy tale during National Novel Writing Month. The story just flowed, and I finished it that month. A few weeks later, I landed a literary agent … Continue reading The Long Journey for The Scorpion’s Lullaby