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 →
It's been one of those weeks when everything that could go wrong with technology in our house is going wrong. Well not everything, just the computers. I am not mobile anymore as now my laptop has to be plugged into the router in order to get online. How in the heck did we manage before this? I actually... Continue Reading →
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 →
Going back to school in my mid forties was a challenge. Maintaining a business and working a 40 hour plus week, plus full time classes seemed like an up hill battle, but I was determined to do it. As a history major, there is a load of reading and paper writing the accompanies your classes. ... Continue Reading →