The Druids of Mundia

I’m writing the final chapters of Vaetra Unleashed, book three of The Vaetra Chronicles. As I approach the conclusion of this three-and-a-half year writing challenge, I’m both disappointed to put my story world to rest (for a while, anyway) and excited about the idea of beginning a new project. “Suburban druid in the snow“Photo by […]

Kir-magic–The Power behind L. Blankenship’s Disciple Series

I love learning about how other fantasy authors conceive and implement magic systems. Even though many of our systems have similar elements, I’m continually amazed by the variety that’s out there and the uniqueness of each approach. No two authors seem to have exactly the same take on magical spells or devices, or on the […]

The Historic Quarters of Prague by Tracy Falbe

I’m happy to be hosting fantasy author Tracy Falbe today for a stop on her Werewolves in the Renaissance Blog Tour. Tracy is touring her new release Werelord Thal: A Renaissance Werewolf Tale, and she has graciously offered to share the setting for her new historical romantic fantasy, which is based on sixteenth-century Prague. You […]

The Winding Road of Story Development

I reached a major milestone on Vaetra Unleashed this week: I surpassed 50,000 words on the first draft. I’m still less than half done (about 40%), but I’m on a writing roll and the story is developing nicely. The 50,000 word point is important to me because I’ve laid the groundwork for everything that will […]

About a Warrior–Guest Post by Juli D. Revezzo

I’d like to welcome Juli D. Revezzo back to The Vaetra Files today. Juli is a paranormal romance author I’ve had the pleasure of knowing since September, 2012. She is an enthusiastic participant in the Magic Appreciation Tour and has been kindly supportive of her fellow authors. Juli is doing a blog tour to get […]

Automatically Publish Your Blog Posts to Facebook in 7 Easy Steps

Trying to keep up with all of the social networking platforms can be a challenge. One of the things I’ve done to ease the burden is to wire up my blog to some of my social networking accounts. Soon after I publish a new post on my blog, a link to the post automatically shows […]

The Lure of Magic–Guest Post by Juli D. Revezzo

It has been almost exactly a year since Juli D. Revezzo joined the Magic Appreciation Tour with her book The Artist’s Inheritance. Since then I’ve traded comments with her on social media and watched her publish several more books, including House of Cards, Caitlin’s Book of Shadows, and now Keeper of the Grove. Juli is […]

Character Interview with L. Blankenship’s Sir Anders Bockmann

This week, I’m happy to present a character interview from L. Blankenship as part of her “Saints at War” blog tour. I met Louise in late 2011 through one of Rachel Harrie’s platform building campaigns, and was happy to have her join the Magic Appreciation Tour in late 2012. Louise has been busy publishing books […]

The Women of the Vaetra Chronicles

One of my goals with the Vaetra Chronicles is to portray the primary female characters as strong, intelligent, and capable people. You won’t find any “shrinking violets” among my main characters, but you also won’t find giant Amazon women dressed in “bikini armor.” My own experience has shown me that the real world includes plenty […]