• Fantasy,  Indie Authors,  LGBTQ,  WLW,  YA Lit

    Introducing: Amber and Ivy from The Willow Fae

    I’m working on a YA fantasy series called The Willow Fae, and I’m excited to introduce ya’ll to my girls. Meet Ivy, a scientist, scholar, and princess: As the daughter of the Fire Faerie Queen and a merman, Ivy knows what it’s like to grow up between worlds. She lives with her mother in the royal court of an enchanted forest, but she craves the solace of the stars and freedom of the sea. Meet Amber Everlee, a 14 year old human who’s curious above all things: Amber’s mother moved her family to a secluded island and disappeared without a trace. She left Amber with a single warning: stay away…

  • Fantasy,  Indie Lit,  LGBTQ

    It Started With Star Wars (Why I Write)

    One of my earliest memories is of my dad reading The Hobbit to my sister and I, before we were old enough to read it for ourselves. Back then, I didn’t understand all the details of the story, but I remember the experience of being totally immersed in another world – one far away from my own. Once I could read novels on my own, I tore through everything I could get my hands on, and I started writing short stories as soon as I could hold a pen. Then, came Star Wars. Star Wars has defined a lot of lives and childhoods, and mine was no exception. I was…