Fantasy Careers: Head Councilor

Fantasy Careers is a blog series where I interview characters from fantasy books about their interesting jobs and unusual careers. Interested in taking part? Drop me a line through my contact form. Elise: Today, I’d like to welcome Llan Tym to Magic Writer. Llan is Head Councilor of the Council of Four, and he lives […]

Fantasy Careers: Flying Carpet Shop Owner

Fantasy Careers is a blog series where I interview characters from fantasy books about their interesting jobs and unusual careers. Interested in taking part? Drop me a line through my contact form. Elise: Today, I’d like to welcome Mikal Faramar to Magic Writer. Mikal owns a flying carpet shop in the village of Darien, and he’s […]

May Update

Writing update I’ve been having a busy month, and it’s high time for another update. In April, I completed my CampNaNoWriMo 2017 goal of 30,000 words of a new novel I’ve been working on. And in May, I’ve switched back to working on the sequel to Where Carpets Fly. I’m currently writing the fourth draft […]

Reading Challenge Book Seven: Green Rider

Book seven was a traditional-style fantasy read. Blurb Karigan G’ladheon always seemed to be getting into a fight, and today was no exception. But as she trudged through the forest, using her long walk home to contemplate her depressing future – and the expulsion it was bound to hold – a horse burst through the […]

Writer Interview: Debbie Jinks

Today, I’d like to introduce you to writer Debbie Jinks. She is a singer and songwriter by profession, with a passion for wildlife and nature. More recently, she’s discovered that she loves writing–anything from fiction to non-fiction, blogs, poetry and lyrics–and, of course, fantasy.   Elise: Hi Debbie, welcome to Magic Writer! So, how long […]

Book Review: Sunbolt

Sunbolt: A Young Adult Fantasy by Intisar Khanani Blurb The winding streets and narrow alleys of Karolene hide many secrets, and Hitomi is one of them. Orphaned at a young age, Hitomi has learned to hide her magical aptitude and who her parents really were. Most of all, she must conceal her role in the […]

Book Review: The Writer’s Lexicon

A new tool for writers: The Writer’s Lexicon by Kathy Steinemann Blurb You’re a writer. You just read your manuscript and discovered your characters nodding like marionettes in every chapter. When they’re not nodding, they’re rolling their eyes. Oops. Time to slash the Pinocchio strings and turn them into real live people. Award-winning author Kathy […]