Meet the Cast of the Shadeworld! Character Profiles: Alyss

I thought it would be fun to do something a little bit different today! I’ve been working on the Shadeworld series for a long time, and publishing them for a few months now, so I wanted to touch base with all of you and add some fun bonus content on here. Let me know if you like this sort of post!
This is my character reference for Alyss!


This girl isn’t so great at being social, but she really wants to be. Her serious approach to life makes some keep their distance from her, but she can still let loose and have fun when there’s the opportunity. Alice uses big words, but she’s not stuffy. She is, however, a little headstrong and willing to jump into a situation she knows nothing about if she feels something unjust is going down!

Alice has brown hair, is a little short, and a nondescript size. With her personality and attributes combined, she probably would be completely ignored by her fellow students if she hadn’t spent her life in primarily white neighborhoods where her darker skin tone stood out so much.

One of the first characters we really meet in this book, Alyss is a girl with her eyes on the prize. After growing up in poor health and with distant parents, she’s desperate to form new relationships and close connections now that she’s moved to a new school and neighborhood. Problems crop up in her social life right away though when I she meets the control freak Aaron who’s weirdly obsessed with her. Besides how weird the people in town and school are, though, there just seems to be something fishy about them – something almost magical!



The Home Stretch

I’m down to the wire on finishing the revision process of PS The Dragon Fights. You’ll remember that the first book in the Shadeworld series took me four months to revise. You might also remember that I planned to finish the first draft and revision process for this book in just the span of the month of November.


I didn’t quite make my deadline. I still have two chapters I am banging the keyboard keys over. The problem with being a new author and not having written many full length novels before is that there’s a pretty high chance I’ll end up writing a type of scene I’ve never written before. That means it takes me a bit longer to do the job.

I’m still making tiny steps forward every day though so the completely finished book that has been written and revised by me and then gone on to have the cover and all that other important stuff done should still be ready to go by December 16th, right on time for you guys to read and enjoy it over your holiday break.

Well, as always it’s fun checking in with you guys. But now I think it’s time that I get back to revising, so have a nice day!

Second Edition PS The Dragon Bites

I know you all remember when the first book in the Shadeworld series gained a new cover?

Now it’s gained some new content.

Thanks to the magic of Amazon publishing, this book now has some extended chapters. I also worked with a new editor to do a complete overhaul of the all of the content in the book so now there should be even less little niggling issues with punctuation or spelling. What can I say, that stuff is hard to take care of.

But no worries about any of that now as it’s all been revamped.

The editing process took a few weeks of back and forth with my editor and a few gentle suggestions from her about reworking some entire scenes, but I think the end result is even better than ever and I hope you’ll agree.

Please note that if you have already bought a copy of the ebook it has automatically been upgraded to the new edition. If you haven’t, now is the ideal time to read through it before the second book in this series comes out with tech mages, battles, and new alliances that threaten to make this rebellion more dangerous than ever before suspected.

Writing Away

I’ve been a little spotty in my posting for the last two weeks because I’ve been hard at work revising my second book in the Shadeworld series.

How hard at work? I finished my first draft of the book in a mere two weeks, and I’ve gotten half of them revised in the time since then.

I’m pretty pumped up about that because the last book I wrote took four long painful months to revise, and the book before that took half a year. At this point, writing “PS The Dragon Fights” feels like I’ve done a herculean task.


I think what you guys, the readers, will appreciate about this book is that there’s more magic, spells, and tech mages than you met in “PS The Dragon Bites.” That’s because this one takes place completely in the Shadeworld, that magical replica of Earth (or as the inhabitants of this strange land call it, “The Original”). This book is longer and crazier than the first and I think you’re going to love it.

If you still haven’t gotten your hands on the first book you can buy it here. This will soon be released in audiobook and paperback formats, so be sure to add it to your wishlist if you’re interested in that.