Tag Archive | 9 Realms

Revised Title!

For the last few months, I’ve been concerned about the title of my work in progress. I was afraid it was too obscure, and hard to pronounce, that the title wouldn’t draw readers to read the description, let alone buy the book. Now that I’m getting serious about publishing, it became imperative that I make […]

Beta Reader Questions

I’m gearing up for the final push to get SANYARE to beta readers. There are just a few chapters left to edit before it’s ready, and my firm deadline is to send it out on the 13th. Lucky number 13, right? Anyway, to help prep the readers and direct them toward the kind of feedback I’m looking […]

Tagline Madness – and a poll!

As noted previously, I will be attending the Southern California Writers’ Conference in Newport Beach in September. I’m starting to prepare for the conference, sending in my advance reader submission and thinking about the materials I want to bring with me. As a result, I realized I needed a catchy tagline for SANYARE, a one-sentence hook that […]

Excerpt, Excerpt, Read All About It! Free Clip from Chapter 1 of SANYARE

Excerpt, Excerpt, Read All About It! Free Clip from Chapter 1 of SANYARE

Today is one of those rare days when I have the house to myself. It’s disconcertingly quiet. To celebrate my “free” time, here’s a short excerpt from chapter 1 of my current work in progress, SANYARE. Enjoy! “Quiet,” Rie snapped, patience gone.  A headache throbbed behind her forehead.  She needed to focus. Two men stood on the beach, […]

Lesser Fae of the Upper Realm: Nisse

Lesser Fae of the Upper Realm: Nisse

When I first conceptualized SANYARE nearly two years ago, I made a fundamental choice about the universe my characters would live in: it would be based as much as possible on human mythology, but with a modern fantasy twist. I wanted to use familiar creatures and settings in a new way, combining legends and mythos from […]

Who Are the High Elves?

When I first conceptualized SANYARE nearly two years ago, I made a fundamental choice about the universe my characters would live in: it would be based as much as possible on human mythology, but with a modern fantasy twist. I wanted to use familiar creatures and settings in a new way, combining legends and mythos from […]

World-Building: The Upper Realm

In the universe of SANYARE, there are 9 realms, each independent, but connected through ancient treaties and portals. Of these, the Upper Realm is the most powerful politically, and has defined itself as being the most ‘civilized’. People King Othin rules the High Court of Elves from his golden throne in Silevren, the capital city. […]