Category Archives: fantasy novels

The Value of Critiquing Partners

Today I want to talk about the advantages of having a critiquing partner. When you are professionally published, you have an editor who reviews your content and tells you what works and what doesn’t and what should be removed or … Continue reading

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Chronological Order Vs. Publication Order

When I wrote A School for Sorcery, I did not envision it as being part of a series. By the time I finally got an agent for it and got it accepted for publication several years had passed since its … Continue reading

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Book Launch Soon to Come

My newest novel, The Twisted Towers, an epic fantasy, will be launching soon.  I’m planning an online launch party, and all my blog followers are invited. I want to welcome those of you who have signed up recently to follow … Continue reading

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What I Do All Day

I retired from teaching many years ago. Shortly before I retired I was getting my hair done in the beauty parlor and commenting to the beautician about how wonderful it would feel to retire. A woman who happened to be … Continue reading

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Mythic Fantasy? What’s That?

I posted on my Facebook author’s page a notice that I was temporarily removing the paperback version of Deathright from circulation in order to make some minor changes. The changes mostly have to do with formatting and do not represent … Continue reading

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Not a Harry Potter Knockoff

My novel A School for Sorcery was published in hard cover in 2002 and came out in trade paperback as part of Tor’s Starscape series of fantasy and science fiction novels for teens in August 2003. Given those publication dates, … Continue reading

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Description Conundrum

Today’s blog raises a question I don’t have an answer for: How much description is too much, and how little description is too little?  When I write, I tend to be spare in regard to description. I think it’s largely … Continue reading

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