I write weird books for teens. Another word for “weird” is speculative fiction, which is fantasy, sci fi, time travel, supernatural, paranormal, alternate history, dystopian, steampunk, or anything else WAY out of the ordinary.
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All Spencer wants in life is an NCAA scholarship to play D-I college basketball. He visits universities when he can and works hard at his goal of taking his team to the state basketball championship. When disaster strikes, Spencer’s desperation sends him to the one person he was determined to ignore: his father.
Review by Jill Williamson
When Priests of the Holy Grail show up in Magnus, Thomas flees the castle and sets out on a journey to the Holy Land in search of answers. He runs into Katherine along the way and is...
Hello, faithful readers. I have news. I need to take a hiatus from Onyx Eyes for a month or two. I am hard at work on my Rebels edits, but I’ve also had a request for a proposal for a new epic fantasy...
Cantor has trained his whole life to be a realm walker. He sets off through a portal on his first solo journey and is immediately caught up in an adventure. And while he makes new friends with another realm walker and two dragons—including one who likes to shop—he also discovers that the world is corrupt. Even the members of the Realm Walkers Guild cannot be trusted. There are few heroes left in all the realms, and Cantor and his new friends step up to the challenge.
It's been a while since I participated in the CSFF Blog Tours, but since I've scaled back on my Novel Teen blog, I thought I'd get involved again. This month they are featuring One Realm Beyond by Donita K. Paul, the first book in a new young adult fantasy series.
This was a really fun book.
I'll post my review tomorrow, but today I wanted to talk about the storyworld. I'm a storyworld-first writer, so storyworlds always intrigue me.
So not only were Aerials still keeping human slaves, they were sending their worst offenders into the human realm. Even with memory casts to maintain order, such a practice was utterly selfish, careless, and very dangerous.
Up ahead, a door opened and a plump woman stepped into the hallway. She wore a black dress and apron. “Fin! So good to see you, dear boy. How was the trip?” She embraced Drake in a smothering hug.
Just after breakfast, the procession set off. King FosterBrokk, his wife and son, and the rest of his court had filled the tournament stands to see the Aerial king off. It gave the appearance of a great celebration, but Drake knew better.
Relations between the Grounder and Aerial kingdoms were more strained than ever.
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FYI, I went back and rewrote the previous chapters before I wrote chapter four. That helped me figure out how the spell had...
I hadn't planned for there to have been a spell on Drake, but now that I've added it, I like that there are some mysterious people trying to help him. And when I rewrite it, I will go back in and add clues of Drake sensing a powerful magic but not knowing why. And I'll also add a warning from Tulak about him sensing the magic on Drake too.
It’s the year 1283. Prince John of Cypress and Jerusalem, at eighteen years of age, is about to take the throne.
But a mysterious senet box he found in an Egyptian treasure hoard had John’s full attention. It calls to him.
Some say he is obsessed. But he must solve the mystery of the box, if only to know he is not insane.
My name is Jill. I’m a daydreaming, chocolate loving, creator of kingdoms. I write weird books for teens. Fantasy is my fave. I'm a Whovian, a Photoshop addict, and a recovering fashion design assistant, who was raised in Alaska. I love to teach writing.