Thursday, July 28, 2016

Wisdom of the Elder Dragon

"Pay attention boy to what is on your mind!  Do you not know that you can limit yourself by your thoughts alone?  Curiosity will develop your mind, for you have only begun to understand your true potential. Take a walk and learn to truly see what is around you, investigate, ask questions and mind your thoughts remain in the moment."


Sunday, July 24, 2016

Wisdom of the Elder Dragon

Tyranastrasz by DragonCid on DeviantArt

 “Alador, never say that you can't do something, or that something seems impossible, or that something can't be done, no matter how discouraging or harrowing it may be; mortals are limited only by what by their minds. We are each the masters of our own reality; when we become self-aware to this: absolutely anything in the world is possible.”

Red Dragon Flight Leader

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Writing with Cancer

I know that many of my readers are aware that I have cancer. I have kept you updated and let you know delays caused by the disease and by fighting it. My recovery counselor said something yesterday that really impacted me. In the course of the conversation, I realized that I hide the true depth of the impact from everyone. I don't want to talk about it with even my family. I think to talk about it means that I would have to accept it as real and not part of some story. I realized that I am the story. So today, I am going to get personal and let everyone have a glimpse behind the mask as a professional, as a writer, and a mom.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Keensight Travels the Human World Safely

As many know, I am working on the final book of this series.  I may republish them as a trilogy in the future, combining Outcast and the Blackguard as well as Bloodmines and Pseudo-dragon.  To go over this possibility and the final book, I traveled to Minneapolis to meet with my editor and one of the illustrators I work with for children's books. So that many of you know what is delaying, I have been battling stage four cancer.  The chemo has worked to remove all but one tumor on my liver.  I will be having surgery on August 4th.  The upside is that I will not be able to travel and so will have time to write.  The downside, it will probably be a week or so before I feel well enough to be creative.

While I was in Minnapolois, Becky Hunt, the illustrator, went to a great deal of work to create an avatar that Keensight could occupy so that he could travel with me around the country without concerns of getting shot or mobbed.  She gave it to me when I arrived.

Rebecca Hunt and Cheryl Matthynssens with Keensight