I sit on my sleeping mat and unweave the braids in my hair, wondering if I’ll be able to sleep. I knew I never fully belonged in the Kingdom of Sand, and it wasn’t just my eyes telling me that. They welcomed me as their Storyteller, but it wasn’t enough. The Kingdom of Sand might … Continue reading An Excerpt from Tales of Sand and Stars
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
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!
[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