Book Reviews, Books, Stories

Book Review: Mary Poppins

Some stories are heavily laced with deep meaning, themes, and protagonist goals. Others are simply stories: interesting events that are fun to read about. In my mind, Mary Poppins belongs to the latter group. Mary Poppins is the story of a nanny and the family for whom she works. Mary Poppins, Jane, Michael, and the… Continue reading Book Review: Mary Poppins

Stories, What I'm Writing

Following Orders: My Dearest Atla

Today's post is a letter from the villian of my current work in progress, Following Orders. Sir Whyh is becoming an increasingly complicated character, but one thing is always true of him: he is the perfect court gentleman. Please tell me what you make of his letter to the elder of his two daughters, Atla,… Continue reading Following Orders: My Dearest Atla

Stories, What I'm Writing, Writing

Following Orders: Blood on My Hands

Today's post is a combination of a short story and look into the pre-novel life of one of my characters in Following Orders. I gazed out at the courtyard as panic swarmed in my chest. Those arrow wounds were not from a crossbow and they all knew it. How long did I have before they… Continue reading Following Orders: Blood on My Hands

Stories, What I'm Writing, Writing

Following Orders: Homecoming Snippet

The main character of my current project is named Will. Will lives in Camelot under the rule of the royal Penndragon family. This week's post is a piece of Will's history - part of why he is the way he is. I had been eight years old, half my age now. Even then, I had… Continue reading Following Orders: Homecoming Snippet

Book Reviews, Books, Stories

Book Review: The Prisoner of Zenda

After my post of a few weeks ago bemoaning the depravity of today's literature, let me assure that there are indeed still excellent books in the world. Books that spin a tale of adventure and keep you up far later than is right (oops). The Prisoner of Zenda is one such book. Rudolph Rassendyll is a… Continue reading Book Review: The Prisoner of Zenda