Why I’m Starting a New Series

Discovering self publishing really pushed me to take writing more seriously, and that was when I really got into studying books at a new level. I started detecting patterns and have learned so much. There are so many elements that I feel like I missed in my first book that I’m so excited to integrate.

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…

Happy New Year!

Hello everyone, and thank you for all of the love and support throughout 2018! It was definitely another red-letter year, and not the kind of red letters you don’t want to see when you get your school projects back or look at your accounting records. I’ve had those kinds of red-letter years, too. Anyway, here’s…