Excerpt: The Starry Rise, Chapter One

In the old castle buried beneath the ground, at the foot of the broken stairwell, Ulmaen lay on his side letting his body decay. He hadn’t moved in what seemed a very long time—several weeks, he was certain. He hadn’t wanted to move. If anyone possessed the curiosity to climb all the way down the Read More …

Release date for The Starry Rise

This past Friday, after losing a day’s worth of work, I still managed to finish edits and the interior and cover design for the print edition of The Starry Rise on time. As I write this, I wait for the arrival of the proof copy in print format in the mail. In the meantime, I’m Read More …

Cover Art Reveal for The Starry Rise

Back at the beginning of the year, the cover art for The Starry Rise started off well enough as I worked out the concept with Sean Chappell, artist extraodinaire. Yes, Sean’s my husband which makes me a bit biased when it comes to his talent. But hey, it’s my blog and I can say what Read More …

The Starry Rise: Another Update

My apologies. This update is long overdue. So, without further ado, here’s what’s happening with the final installment in A Xiinisi Trilogy. Edits & Revisions Back on May 5th, some of you may have noticed my post on Facebook. In it, I officially announced that The Starry Rise was in the hands of a proofreader. Read More …

The Forgotten Gemstone at the Toronto Public Library

A couple years back, a friend submitted a recommendation to the Toronto Public Library for my first novel, The Forgotten Gemstone. A few weeks ago, she announced on Facebook that the request had gone through and posted the following image. I’m very pleased — ecstatic actually! — to announce that the ebook edition of The Read More …