Author Spotlight – Candace Thomas @CjtWrites #amreading #YA #fantasy #books

I really like to focus on characters and letting them tell the story. I try to keep out of it as much as possible. I’m a discovery writer in a way.

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Author Spotlight – @AuthorJEJohnson #amreading #Fantasy #Fiction #Books

So often high school students are educated about the Greek and Roman gods, and sometimes even the Egyptian gods, but the first time I learned about Celtic mythology wasn’t until college.  I absolutely loved all my Celtic studies classes and so decided to bring some of those traditions to life in my Otherworld series.

Author Spotlight – Jennifer Ensley #Fantasy #Books #Amreading

In truth, it all started while I was looking into a snow globe, picturing a young woman sitting in an old tree swing. Her feet were dangling in the air just above a rippling little creek that edged a dense, darkened forest. I wondered what she must be thinking, what her life was really like. She had such a sense of calm about her—happiness, peace, serenity.

Help! How do I Name my Characters in a Young Adult Fantasy Story?

When I was creating the series of Legends of Green Isle, one of the biggest obstacles I came across was naming characters. I didn't want them to sound silly. (I could see them frowning at times when I posed a name that was reminiscent of a comic book hero). Fantasy characters like my dragons, elves,... Continue Reading →

I have yielded Yet, against my will. The light which now guides me is not my own. Sweet death, Sweet bird, carry my news to the kingdom. Their prince, their King, has succumbed to darkness. Who shall lead them? Who shall show compassion now? Fly little bird, fly far. Find thy knight. Seek him who... Continue Reading →

Sneak Peek at Book Two in Legends of Green Isle – “The Mirror Sliver” Chapter Eleven

“Let them come,” the husky voice whispered in the dark confines of the cavern.  “Send the brollachan after those who survived the first attack.  Splinter them further.” “Yes, my lord, as you wish,” the witch hissed. The form on the other side of the mirror dissipated, leaving the glass clear, reflecting only the bent and... Continue Reading →

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