Books, What I'm Writing, Writing

The Fiction: An Introduction

Hello, dear readers! (I've never called you that before - what do you think?) Today, I'm going to give you the first sneak peek of my next novel. Following Orders is going to rest for a while (maybe forever) and I am turning my attention to a new work. The working title of this story… Continue reading The Fiction: An Introduction

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

What I'm Writing, Writing

Following Orders: A Proposal

King Baldwin does not appear in Following Orders until late in the book, but his actions are crucial from the very beginning. Particularly in a proposal he writes to King Arthur of Camelot. "Edgar! Do write faster, please." King Baldwin stopped his pacing to huff at the scribe. "By the time you've finished, the war… Continue reading Following Orders: A Proposal

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

Book Reviews, Books

Book Review: Robinson Crusoe

I never thought I would enjoy Robinson Crusoe. Daniel Defoe's¬†Robinson Crusoe was assigned in a literature class I am taking this year as the second book of the semester. I entered into it with a slight sense of dread, trying to temper that with the hope that it wouldn't be as bad as I thought… Continue reading Book Review: Robinson Crusoe

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