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.
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.
I was always creating stories, settings, and characters just for fun. When I was fifteen, I took a creative writing summer enrichment course (yes, I was that nerd, who went to school in the summer just because…).
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.
Dear fellow writers: I need you! As I write this, I think about the WWI posters featuring Uncle Sam pointing a finger. I need you! Well...I need you if you write a certain genre. legendsofgreenisle.com is branching out and adding a new feature - An Author Spotlight page for those who write YA/Adult: Fantasy, Epic… Continue reading Looking for New Authors to Spotlight
Finding bad guys for my storyline proved to be daunting. Babda and her Raven clan are an important part of Legends of Green Isle, and was based in part on the Baobhan Sith. In the Scottish/Irish lore the Baobhan Sith were evil spirits which took the form of hooded crows, or sometimes would appear to their victims as young… Continue reading Baobhan Sith – Babda and her Ravens
If I could, I would write everyday. It is unfortunate that life does not want to allow me that gift. If I could, I would squeeze a couple of more hours into the day just to quiet the desire of my soul, but with school, full time job, three grown kids, a boyfriend, four dogs… Continue reading Is writing good for your soul?
Delving into Celtic beliefs, there are certain characters from "Green Isle" which parallel ancient oral traditions. Bera, who is a witch in my story, is a creation from the goddess Beira. Beira was actually considered something along the lines of Mother Nature. She was the mother of all gods and goddesses in Scottish beliefs. She is… Continue reading Scottish Goddess Beira