I started writing this AU (alternate universe) story many years ago. ALCHEMY was meant to be a scifi, cyberpunk retelling of the story that wound up being the first three books in the CATALYST MOON series (Incursion, Breach, and Storm.) I'm planning on revisiting the concept one day, but for now, please enjoy this short … Continue reading Alchemy – A Catalyst Moon AU
“Kali is…very dear to me,” he said quietly, almost too soft for Gan to hear. “I’ve known her since she was a babe.” It was as much of an admission as Ganister thought she’d get. So she nodded. “She’s a lovely child. You should be proud.” “I should be.” He shook his head and moved past Gan, heading for the stairwell. “But I can’t.”
Hi there! I'm still plugging away at book four, but in the meantime, I thought I'd share this scene from book one. This post's title is a tad misleading, as the scene wasn't entirely deleted, just reworked so that the important elements found their way into the final draft. But reading what follows should give some … Continue reading deleted scenes, part 1
Look who's back with another blog post in a (relatively) timely fashion?! Yes, dreams do come true. I know y'all are excited. I wrote this ficlet in autumn of 2016 and promptly forgot about it. Because that's how I roll. It's set during the final few chapters of Catalyst Moon: Incursion (book 1 of my … Continue reading The Ambush – free ficlet!
Picture courtesy of Linda Gavin and Inkitt Kali in Catalyst Moon: At the start of Incursion (Book 1), Kali is approximately 24 years old. She has dark brown hair and eyes, and is of a petite build. She believes that she was born with a malformed knee joint, which gives her a limp can cause great … Continue reading character spotlight: Kalinda Halcyon
Worldbuilding is an essential part of any speculative fiction author's life. Your world should be a backdrop to the characters and their struggles, but in order for the reader to be fully immersed in that world, an author should strive to make it as rich and complex as they can. Of course, a lot of … Continue reading on mythology
Hello, friends! Writing a book is hard, but sometimes, I feel like the writing part pales in comparison to the task of getting people to read your book. Part of getting a potential reader's attention is an eye-catching cover. So! I have a task for you, should you choose to accept it. Here we have … Continue reading Cover art choices – vote now!
Note: This piece was originally submitted to the /r/fantasywriters May fiction challenge. It is set approximately thirteen years before Catalyst Moon: Incursion. Enjoy! Feathers Eris clambered out of the pond. Water streamed down her legs, she'd soaked her nicest gown, and Mama would be furious that her curls were ruined. But all that meant nothing, … Continue reading Free ficlets!
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