Today's new short story is incredibly special to me. I knew I wanted to share a story about one of the mages I talk about in my book - still a lengthy work in progress. I wanted to talk about the magic of Mythnium, but I wanted the magic of Mythnium to be different from what I've read in so many other fantasy books. That really is the beauty about fiction, and especially fantasy fiction: you can take a topic from the fantasy realm and totally break it, and mold it, and tur
Facebook is a wonderful thing - most of the time. :) Today, it alerted me to the fact that one year ago today I released my first self-published Short Story from Mythnium on Smashwords. Of course, I did not write the short story, format it, self-edit, create the cover, and put it all online in that single day. To be honest, it took me nearly a week once the super short story was complete to get everything else accomplished. Still... Happy Anniversary to the World of Myt
If you have been tooling around on the page recently, you may have noted the recent absence of new material - until today. Then BAM! There is a lot of new stuff to catch your attention. First, "Grazina" has been released! The fifth Short Story from Mythnium! Granted, I had hoped to release her at the beginning of the month, and when that didn't happen, I had hoped to release her this week. However, in the chaos of my month, my scheduling got a little wonky. So - "Gra
"I have often wondered what it is that makes us... us? Is it the thoughts and ideals cast upon us by others, or the truths we know about ourselves? " ~excerpt from Grazina. Grazina should be grateful and count herself lucky. She is the Princess of Elmnas. She is the sole heir to the throne of the Forest Elf kingdom. She should be ready to take her place following the path set out for her by her lineage, family, and people. Yet, she is conflicted. Just as she thinks she i
When I was sitting at home in my office when I still lived in Texas, staring at a wooden plaque that my Great-grandfather had burned an image on, a spark ignited in my imagination. The plaque says: "Herr, lehr mich beten." This means, "Lord, teach me to pray." As a faith-driven woman, prayer drives me forward. Prayer offers me a connection to peace, sanity, hope, and contentment - all of which nurture my imagination. When I am at peace within myself, my imagination soars.