Introducing...My Minion! Er...Henchperson?


I want to give an official warm welcome to this completely awesome person. Talei has been a support from the beginning of my writing journey as a friend and an enthusiastic reader. When I needed encouragement, she was there. When I needed a second opinion, she was there. When I needed a kick in the proverbial pants, she was there. And now that I need a little help, Talei is stepping up to the plate and coming out of the shadows to take charge of the new Guildhall over on Facebook. She shall henceforth be known as the Guild Mistress. And she has my permission to oust you if you misbehave.

A Sandbox of My Very Own

One of the reasons I choose to write fantasy is because I want to play in this grown-up fairy tale sandbox with Mr. Tolkien. But I don't want to play in Mr. Tolkien's sandbox, I want a sandbox of my very own. My writing will include elves, and dwarves, and dragons, but they might not act much like Tolkien's elves, and dwarves, and dragons. This is because I am not playing with Mr. Tolkien's toys. I'm just peering at history and myth through a keyhole that looks out on the same sweeping vista he found so inspiring, and which I, too, am enchanted by.

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