{Sunday Musings} Why Research Matters to Me

Research! It’s what can make the difference between a 4-star rating and a 5-star rating when I read a novel. The background story. The driving distance and time. The description of the scenery. All those little details make the story come alive, and in all my novels, I use those details to turn the unbelievable … Continue reading {Sunday Musings} Why Research Matters to Me

{Sunday Musings} Top Ten Assets I Consider When Writing Ancient Egyptian Gods or Goddesses

My writing is steeped in ancient Egyptian mythology. The Descendants of Isis trilogy focuses on the myth of Isis and Osiris while in Dark Reflections I weave the myth of Sekhmet and the Eye of Ra into my vampiric world. Additionally, Astyr from Bly is connected to Geb, ancient Egyptian god of the earth, and … Continue reading {Sunday Musings} Top Ten Assets I Consider When Writing Ancient Egyptian Gods or Goddesses

{Sunday Musings} Integrating a Dead Language into Descendants of Isis

Disclaimer: I am not an Egyptologist. I am not a linguist. I’m not a historian. I am an author and scientist. To bring certain characters and written texts to life, authors use language, communication, and slang. And I’m not just talking about American English vs British English. I’ve seen French, German, even Latin used in … Continue reading {Sunday Musings} Integrating a Dead Language into Descendants of Isis

{Sunday Musings} Mid-Year Check In

Hope everyone is well and safe. Thought I take a moment and check in. Things haven’t exactly been brilliant, particularly with my health. I used my sketch, the Egyptian Ib, as the image for this post because I feel it’s symbolic of a few aspects currently happening in my life. But, let me first explain … Continue reading {Sunday Musings} Mid-Year Check In

{Sunday Musings} Redemption in Descendants of Isis

One theme found in many of my books is redemption. In my young adult fantasy series, the Descendants of Isis, it’s one of the major themes when it come to my main character, Seth O’Keefe. If you started reading Daughter of Isis (Descendants of Isis #1) today, you would find out first hand that Seth … Continue reading {Sunday Musings} Redemption in Descendants of Isis

{Sunday Musings} The Dream that Started It All

Dreams are such funny things. Not only do they reveal truths about your thought process—which in that case, I’m sure Sigmund Fraud would’ve loved me as a case study—but they help inspire the imagination. *Dream* I’m in my old high school, after hours. My old backpack hangs over one shoulder as I walk through the … Continue reading {Sunday Musings} The Dream that Started It All

{Happy New Year} A 2020 Sum Up and Goals for 2021

Happy New Year to All My Readers! Hope everyone is having a safe New Year. 2020 has not been easy. But, a few good things happened as well. 2020 Highlights: Writing, sketching, and publishing. Thanks to the lack of a commute, I was highly productive most of the year. It allowed me time to write, … Continue reading {Happy New Year} A 2020 Sum Up and Goals for 2021

{Happy New Year} A 2019 Sum Up and Goals for 2020

Happy New Year to All My Readers! Hope everyone is having a wonderful New Year. 2019 was not the easiest for me, much like the year before. But, as always, several good things happened as well. 2019 Highlights: I started the year strong in writing and publishing. In April 2019, I published my new adult … Continue reading {Happy New Year} A 2019 Sum Up and Goals for 2020