Evolution through women

“Because women carry the baton of evolution, through the children they bear, into the next generation, Nature has designed their biology to reflect the critical importance of this role to the survival and evolution of the human race.” Annie Meredith I love this quote. It is about the phenomena of evolution, but it is an embodied … Read more

Romance excerpt contest

Sunday – contest entry day! Here is my romance scene snippet for the ‘Love All Year Long’ contest. The scene is excerpted from my Young Adult/Adult fantasy, magical realism novel, Carry on the Flame: Part One, Destiny’s Call.Setting: Guethyn is sitting in a café in a small coastal village in Wales, U.K. Okay, he reasoned with … Read more

Meet Sharay’s love interest, Guethyn

The Romance scene contest is coming this Sunday. In preparation, yesterday you met Sharay, the main character from my upcoming novel, Carry on the Flame. Now, let me introduce you to Guethyn, her romantic interest (that’s putting it mildly!). Guethyn Sulwyn is the grandson of the elder, eccentric wizard, Dillon. It’s through Dillon that Guethyn meets Sharay. Guethyn … Read more

Meet my main character – Sharay

The romance excerpt contest I mentioned in my last post asks for novel snippets about love in its many forms. Romantic, yes, but inclusive of love that may be cozy, complicated, new, old, platonic, mysterious, tension filled, warm. I will post my scene this Sunday. First I ‘d like you to meet Carry on the Flame: Destiny’s Call main … Read more

Romance scene

Gabriela at An Aspiring Writer’s World blog has enlisted the help of agent Weronika Janczuk (of the Lynne C. Franklin Agency) to read love scene samples from completed manuscripts, decide on winners, and give great prizes! One of my love-scene excerpts will post to my blog on June 12. Enjoy!

They like me, they really like me!

Yes, I did my happy dance when I got the phone call from Pacific Northwest Writers Association, telling me that my manuscript submission for my newest novel, Carry on the Flame: Destiny’s Call (to be released August 1st) is a finalist in their annual contest for 2011. I danced a little jig around the living … Read more

My Characters talk to me

Most authors know this phenomena. Most readers have heard authors speak of it. Our characters are alive, ever developing, always distinct in our minds. They talk to us. Tell us what they want to say, what they want to happen to them in our stories. Often, as I lay in bed just about to fall … Read more

I read a quote from Anais Nin. And I copied it down because it intrigued me. “The role of the writer is not to say what all can say but what we are unable to say.” The next day I found another fascinating perspective on authors in an article in the New York Sunday Times, … Read more

Divine Feminine novels

Visionary Fiction is a genre of writing that tells a metaphysical tale. Readers can get a first hand experience of spiritual insight through the challenges the characters face and their ultimate resolution. The story acts as a gateway to the Divine. Divine Feminine visionary fiction deals specifically with themes of sacred feminine energy. Not the … Read more