THIS FRIDAY – Book Signing Event!

I’m so excited/terrified to be the guest of honor at our library this Friday! The Howell Carnegie District Library has been so supportive and helpful in putting together this event. The scheduling lined up perfectly to have a book signing exactly 6 months since publication, so it’s also an Eilinland half-birthday celebration as well! If…

I Rated My Own Book 4 Stars – Here’s Why

I hate when blogs have teaser titles and then the blogger doesn’t get to the point until the end of the article, so in a nutshell, I rated my book 4 stars because I recognize that there are better books in the world and want to leave room for growth as a writer. Keep reading…

Creativity, Social Media, and Other News

Hello, everyone, and welcome back to my blog! I started out blogging really well with biweekly posts that were interesting, but that stopped right around the time that I lost my tan from last summer and the rest of my energy to do anything. I feel like there is a store of energy in my…

Worldbuilding Basics – Fantasy Creatures

Whether you’re a reader, writer, or both, if you do anything in the realm of fantasy, you’re likely a big fan of the creatures that come along with the genre. For me, it’s one of the biggest draws. As I’ve been continuing forward in my series, I’ve taken a closer look at the creatures found…

A Son Rises – Book Review

A Son Rises (Dreaded King #1) By Catherine Gruben Smith Young Adult Christian Fantasy   Overview Dreaded King: A Son Rises has all of the elements of a perfect fantasy: dragons, some unique fantastical beasts, and a creative world setting with its own regions and cultures and people groups. While few can contest with Tolkien’s…

Resources for Indie Authors

What I’ve Learned about Self-Publishing I’ve had several people wondering about my writing journey. Friends and family members are often surprised when I talk about how easy it was for me to publish Eilinland, and I occasionally get a question here and there from fellow authors about the particular route that I took and how…