Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Guidance to a Young Dragon!

"Don't confuse poor decisions with your destiny, Nightmare.  Own your errors and learn from them.  Let them empower your destiny, not sway you from it."
Lady Morana

Monday, September 19, 2016

Kids Need Fantasy and Creativity in their lives.

I am a firm believer that imagination is a very important part of child development.  Fantasy, pretend play and creativity are linked to adult abilities.  In this day and age, our children don't get as much of this.  As a parent and now a grandparent, I have always built this into the way I interact with children.

I came across this article, I am quoting a part of it and linking the full article for your use and reading pleasure.  It really supports my personal perspective and goes on to explain ways to expand your child's imagination.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

You Can Read All My Books for Free - Sign up for Kindle Unlimited

Fantasy Illustration Blog by Cynthia Sheppard: What I've been up to lately

Great Blog.   I love seeing other people's fantasy art.

Fantasy Illustration Blog by Cynthia Sheppard: What I've been up to lately: Since my last post in May, life has been crazy busy, both in the studio and the office, cooking up all sorts of crazy schemes, plots, and pi...

Do’s and Don’t for Dragonologists

It is imperative that those seeking to interact with dragons follow certain guidelines and wisdoms. We will try to organize these into topics as we gain more insight but here is the basic guidelines for now. You can learn more about dragons at dragonologists.com.

Cover of Pseudo-Dragon

Do’s and Don’t for Dragonologists

Don’t mess with a dragon’s meal.
Don’t steal from their hoard.
Don’t lie to a dragon.

Friday, September 9, 2016

You Cannot be a Hero and Love - Dragon Wisdom

"What am I to do?"  Alador paced back and forth with the force of his emotional distress.

"I do not know."  Keensight admitted softly.  "I know that you must choose your path.  I do know that those that play hero to the world, I know that they eventually lose everything they love or die in their efforts."

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

I Don't See it As Amazing?

Mia and I recovering

Repeatedly over the last year I have been told that I am strong and amazing.  Oddly, I don't see myself that way.  I see myself as doing what must be done to live, to write and to have shelter.   As I look back over the year, I see triumph over struggles, but it doesn't seem all that miraculous to me. It was just what I needed to do to live.

I was asked to write out what a typical day for me was like in the last year.  I will write up two because it was either one or the other.   I was either chemo sick or traveling.  I know that my fans have been crazy for the next book and my publicist suggested I share these two schedules to create an understanding.  

Sunday, September 4, 2016

A Writer's Secret Life

Hurricane Hole VICRNM
By Photographer: Caroline Rogers, U.S. Geological Survey [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

I joke with my friends that I hope a crime is never committed in which I am a suspect.  As a writer, when you hit something you do not have first hand knowledge of, you look it up.  Now, in this day and age there is a record of everything that you have looked up even if you clear your browser cache.  Only the top notch IT person knows how to really get that off your computer.