Because I've never dealt with alcoholism or being addicted to pills, I'm writing based off lots of things I've read online. If any one of my followers has ever known someone who dealt with coming off of either of these, or you have yourself and would be willing to talk to me about it, I would love a note from you. I realize this is a delicate thing to discuss, but anything said would be held in the strictest confidentiality and no one else but you or I would even know we were speaking about this. If you would be willing and could engage in a dialogue without being triggered by the conversation, please do send me a private message. And thank you in advance.
What are you waiting for? Go download and get reading! www.amazon.com/Age-Valor-Herit…
Please go check it out if you've read the first book, (Kindle edition will be available by the end of the week) and if you haven't read that one yet, get it here! www.amazon.com/Age-Valor-Herit…
I'm so super excited to finally be able to announce this. Now that I have a small break, I will be getting back into customs/commissions, and finishing up those hanging fanfctions. And, of course, working on new books to be published.
A year ago today, my dream of becoming a published author came true when "Heritage" was released. The reaction from fans - and how many fans it has gathered - has been overwhelmingly crazy to me at times, but it has also been incredibly fulfilling. With five more books in this series to come (and other books in the works) I am so excited to see what comes in the future. Thank you all for joining me on this ride.
I know I projected a December release for book two, "Awakening," but it seems we are now looking at a potential February release. Stay tuned. Also, the audio drama of "Heritage" is still happening. All of the actors have been exceedingly patient during this process, even when it seemed the project would be canceled for lack of a narrator, but things are looking up in that area.
2016 is going to be a very big year for "Age of Valor" with signings and appearances already in the works and scheduled, and I am excited to be sharing this dream with all of you. Thank you so much for your continued support and encouragement. Have a blessed Christmas, and I'll talk to you all in the new year!
After a lengthy wait, the second edition of “Age of Valor: Heritage” is now up for sale on Amazon! I had hoped to give everyone a code for a certain percentage off but it won’t let me do it for some reason. So here is what I am going to do - for everyone who wants to order this second edition, all you need to do is send me a private message and let me know your email so I can send you an invoice for the book. I will then order it myself and sign the book, then send it to you directly.
If you’re wondering if it may be worth buying again, let me tell you that it is. In this second edition, amid massive edits and continuity checks, there are extended scenes between several major characters, some changed scenes, and two completely new scenes that no one but my editor has seen before, even the voice actors for the audio drama of this first book in the series.
So if you’re interested in purchasing this second edition, complete with personal greeting and free shipping to you, please drop me a message. This offer is only good until the 6th of November, then I will be ordering all the books to sign and send out.www.amazon.com/Age-Valor-Herit…
All right followers! The second edition of "Heritage" is getting closer to being released with certain scenes extended. I also promised an extra scene but I want some feedback from all of you who have read the book. If there was anyone you would like to see more of, who would you choose to see in an extra scene? Check out the poll and cast your vote, and if you choose "Other" be sure to leave a comment below to tell me who you're thinking of.
Hello my lovely followers! It's been some time since I've given a real update and I figured it was about time to do one of those. There have been several new people following me lately *waves* and I just want to keep everyone up to speed on where I am.
For awhile I was getting away from pony stuff all together and for those of you who followed me during that period, you may be disappointed in the near future. I've been working on a lot of older pony art lately and studying the art of people whose styles I love the most, and I think I've finally found one I am comfortable with and that I love. So expect more pony art in the future.
Customs are still happening. Hopefully they'll be picking back up again soon because I am...a big life change is coming that I can't openly discuss yet but I'mma need to be scrimping and saving every penny I can get my hands on. So if you want to commission me or know anyone who may be interested in doing so, I am very open for commissions.
Age of Valor Stuff
I'm still doing art for my characters! My human art is still lacking but the more I practice, the better I feel with it. The last Elemental I have to work on is Nealie and once she's done I'm going to be switching up my style again and drawing the secondary and background characters, hopefully getting more comfortable with backgrounds and things. I really want to do couples portraits but we shall see. I'm still so new to this drawing thing and just not that great at it. I don't want to do an injustice to these characters by drawing them poorly.
Book two is at editor number two! I have three editors I am going through from now on: One for grammar, one for plot, and one for the overall thing. Book one is actually going through editor number three right now and she's found a lot that needs to be changed so it is going to be re-released with an extra scene or two hopefully in September or October. Book two (I am hoping) has a tentative release date of December. Which means I have to hurry up and come up with a cover art concept to get to megatruh because she did an amazing job with the cover for book one and I can't picture anyone else doing book two.
The audio drama has come across several large hiccups but it back in production once more. If you follow the Age of Valor Facebook page you will be treated to a new sneak peek next week!
Paintings and other misc. items
I'll be posting more pictures of my acrylic paintings as they are completed. I'm taking some online courses and hoping to better my skill there. I may open an etsy shop up again to try and sell some. My problem is I fall in love with nearly everything I paint and don't want it to leave my house! But as I said, I really need to scrimp and save so we shall see.
Random writings have come to a complete halt. I had someone ask me the other day when I was going to post another short story or prompt with original characters and I pretty much said not for a long while. Honestly, other than my Sunset Shimmer fic, all of my writing energy is going into the books I'm writing to publish. Besides book two in the AoV series I'm working on three other books as well: a standalone supernatural, a standalone slice of life/romance, and the first book in a Sci-fi trilogy. So I'm busy busy!
So that's what's up in my artistic life. Leave me comments to reply to, send me notes. I love talking to you guys.
Wishing you all creativity!
Little bit of a rant on my end, partially because this was the final very thin straw on my lack of patience the last few days. It's really not something I should be even remotely bothered by but I have had a lot going on in these past two or three days alone.
Anyway. Moving on.
Happy birthday, 'Mer'ca!
Big day tomorrow, guys! It’s the first day of the NH Renaissance Faire and the first day of my very first book signing! I’m so excited to meet those of you who are coming and just excited to be doing this in general. So excited, in fact, that I decided I needed to share the excitement (how many more times can I say that word?) and release a new sneak peek at the audio drama. Actually, I lied. I’m releasing TWO clips because they’re both so good that I couldn’t decide between the two. Also, I’m sure the actors would really like to have something they can share. Enjoy, and have a great weekend!
Sample One features Joshua Story as Brother Briac, Ashton Samuel as Merrik, and myself as Ashlynn. You may even hear a bit of Nick Schneider in there as a breathless guard.
Sample Two features Connor Cheely as Prince Laidley and Charlotte Poe as Princess Luella. And as always, Jon Zupan as the fabulous narrator.
Headphones are definitely suggested for full immersion into all the sounds.
I am not stuck. I have the power to change my life and I am going to do just that. Nothing bugs me more than someone who constantly complains about their life and just sits back and accepts it, doing nothing to change it. I am in control. YOU are in control.
Below you will find a list of all the ponies I will be selling (shipping is not included in these prices) as well as services I will be providing. I'm all but pimping myself out here, people. This is how bad I want this trip.
Brushables All of these ponies are the basic ones you could have found in the stores with nothing done to them but perhaps a mane-style. All will be $7
Derpy - cut and styled to be show accurate
Cheerilee - both forelegs down, mane cut and styled to be a bit more show accurate
Daisy Dreams with forelock
Pinkie Pie (normal, glitter body, pink, black, and white hair)
Luna (Target Exclusive)
Sweet Song (Target Exclusive)
Brushables These ponies have been rerooted or had things added to them to make them more show accurate.
Applejack with forelock, painted hat and freckles - $13
Fluttershy rerooted to paler pink hair, cutie mark on both sides - $15
Rainbow Dash rerooted to be show accurate, slanted eyes - $15
Twilight Sparkle unicorn with show accurate paint job and hair - $35
Sweetie Belle rerooted and styled for show accuracy - $10
Scootaloo rerooted and styled for show accuracy - $15
Big Macintosh - $50
Pokey Pierce - $25
Dinky Hooves - $20
Doctor Whooves - $25
Pipsqueak - $25
Braeburn - $30
Lucky Star - (Twilight and Lucky Clover fanchild) - $20
Lucky Clover - $25
Princess Solara (Alicorn fanchild of FlutterMac) - $55
Anna (from Frozen) with knitted hat and mittens - $35
* I couldn't bear to part with my Elsa custom or the ones I've made of the Elementals from my book. Or Scribes, though I don't know who'd want her.
Simple Pony starts at $7
Busts start at $10
Ponies w/background start at $20
Everything in this folder
Also I have the first edition of Operetta from Monster High.
Please note me to discuss anything you might want to buy from this list. Also know I am open for any and all custom ponies you see in my Pony Mods gallery or something brand new!
I thank everyone in advance. If I manage to raise what I need to go I am going to all owe of you big time!
- Listening to: The Boy Next Door - The Boy from Oz
- Listening to: I've Got A Dream
- Drinking: Coffee
- Listening to: I've Got A Dream
- Drinking: Coffee
I've brought this tender subject to God many a time over, always lamenting my lack of a man in my life, of children, of really feeling like an adult. I've discussed it with my friends, both single and married, who have all said singleness is a freedom to be cherished. And while I did understand I didn't have to worry about certain things preventing me to do crazy things on a whim, what they didn't seem to understand was that I longed for those ties. Sure, I could go on a week-long road trip if I wanted, but who did I have to share it with? Who did I have to come home to? Singleness was a gift I no longer wanted. I had outgrown it and was ready to exchange it for something different.
Perhaps it was wishful thinking, but I've often tried to convince myself that I would be fine if I was single for the rest of my life. There has been a lot of trauma in my past so maybe it would really be better to avoid that whole thing all together. I thought if I said it often enough, that I was better off single, it would begin to take root and make itself true. But it never really did. At least, not until very recently.
At group Wednesday we had two questions we went over: What are you not trusting God to take from you and what have you turned over to Him. Well in the past couple of weeks I truly did turn over this whole single vs. not single thing, and for the first time since I brought it before God so many years ago, I felt a real peace wash over me. It was a peace that was full of trust. Still is. I can honestly say I will be happy either way. If God chooses to bless me with a husband, great. If He doesn't, I trust it's for the best. So many writers I know lose their mojo for writing once they get married. I have always been terrified that would happen to me, so maybe that's why I'm still single. Or maybe it's a completely different, obscure reason I'll never understand. No matter what, I'm okay with it.
On the subject of children, well that's a little different. Since I am one of those "crazy Christians" who believes when God says sex is for those who are married to one another and won't go sleeping around in hopes of getting pregnant, there are some options I can explore. And will explore. Besides, who wants to end up an Ace of Base song? Did I just date myself? Goodness, I am so old.
In the meantime I will go back to writing. I think I'm about 7 or 8 chapters away from the first draft of book two being finished. I would love to have it already be in the editing process before the book signing in May so that I can promote not only the first book, but have some sort of teaser for the second as well. They say the best way for unknowns to become better knowns is to write more than one book. Well, I'm working on it. I'm hoping the audio drama will be completed by then as well, but if not I'll definitely be bringing what is completed to be playing at my booth. More teasers. What fun.
Happy Valentines Day, everyone. A day early. Have a blessed weekend, snow or no snow.
- Listening to: I've Got A Dream
- Drinking: Coffee