My latest video is a clip from my book signing at Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City. I hope you enjoy learning more about the series and don’t forget to enter the giveaway!
I am so pleased to be partnering with five other top fantasy authors to bring you a mega fantasy book bundle giveaway! This giveaway is open internationally and ends on June 30th, 2017.
The prize includes:
- Air and Ash (ebook) by Alex Lidell
- Waters of Salt and Sin (ebook), Fever (ebook), and Plains of Sand and Steel (ebook) by Alisha Klapheke
- The Alchemists of Loom (hardcover) and a swag pack by Elise Kova
- The Last of the Firedrakes (hardcover), The Rise of the Dawnstar (hardcover), and book swag by Farah Oomerbhoy
- The Retreat (ebook) by Kelly St. Clare – all those who enter will get this ebook!
- Paladin (ebook) by Sally Slater
I’m honored to be on Lauren’s Bookshelf for a guest post on my top favorite things. Read the excerpt below and check out the full post on Lauren’s Bookshelf.
● Favorite Authors – J. R. R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, J. K. Rowling, Enid Blyton, Jane Austen, Diana Gabaldon, Ursula K. Le Guin, Tamora Pierce, David Eddings, Louisa May Alcott, Sarah J. Maas, John Green, Kathleen Woodiwiss, and Marion Zimmer Bradley.
● Favorite Books – The Lord of the Rings, Gone with the Wind, The Hobbit, Harry Potter series, The Chronicles of Narnia series, Outlander, The Earthsea Quartet, The Song of the Lioness, The Belgariad, The Ruby Knight, Little Women, Pride and Prejudice, The Magic Faraway Tree, Throne of Glass, The Fault in Our Stars, and The Mists of Avalon.
● Favorite Literary Characters – Gandalf, Belgarath (from The Belgariad), Scarlett O’Hara, Rhett Butler, Mr. Darcy, Aslan, Aragon, Arwen Evenstar, Hermione Granger, and Harry Potter.
Full Post on Lauren’s Bookshelf.
I’m honored to be on The Tales Pensieve for a guest post, How to Create a Fantasy World – Tips on Worldbuilding. Read the excerpt below and check out the full post on The Tales Pensieve.
Fantasy is not a creation of the modern world. In fact the roots of fantasy go back thousands of years to an age of myths and legends, when wandering storytellers sat by a fire and recounted fantastic tales of wondrous worlds, populated by gods, heroes and monsters. Starting from the ancient epic ofGilgamesh and The Tales of King Arthur to the fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm and J.M.Barrie’s Peter Pan; fantasy is the longest surviving genre in the world of stories.
One of the most important aspects of writing fantasy is the creation of your world. It could be a vast land with many kingdoms like in Lord of the Rings or a world that is hidden and exists within our very own, like the wizarding world of Harry Potter. Enid Blyton wrote about worlds at the top of the Faraway tree, magical lands that could only be reached by climbing a ladder into the clouds. And C.S. Lewis’Narnia is a childhood classic.
In order to write a fantasy novel, it is important to first have a complete idea of what your world is going to be like. There are a few basic steps that can be used to build a believable and consistent world. Although your fantasy world is a creation of your mind, and can be anything that you desire it to be, there are certain rules that we must follow to make sure that the world makes sense. Otherwise when you start writing your book, inconsistencies in the details of your world can lead to greater problems later on.
Full Post on The Tales Pensieve.