Manta rays, the giant kind

My undersea adventures continue. I’m looking for companions for Ysabel when she’s underwater with the mermaids in book three of Ysabel the Summoner. First up, giant manta rays! These fabulous beasts swim gracefully through temperate ocean waters all over the world. They can grow up to 30 ft. wide and can weigh almost 3,000 lbs.Continue reading “Manta rays, the giant kind”

Leafies and Weedies

Under the sea, tra-la. My mermaid worldbuilding for book three of Ysabel the Summoner takes me, yes, under the sea. I’ve discovered bioluminescent fish and jellies, giant clams and blue-eyed scallops. Today I found these wonderful little creatures. Seadragons are related to seahorses and grow up to 18 inches long. The leaf-like protrusions provide camouflageContinue reading “Leafies and Weedies”

Giant clams and many-eyed scallops

Book Two of the Ysabel the Summoner series is in the capable hands of my editor. On to book three. In this third book, my girl Ysabel is under the sea with the mermaids, recovering from a terribly injury. Bioluminiscent fish and jellies light up her underwater world. Strange creatures abound. Scallops! With blue eyes!Continue reading “Giant clams and many-eyed scallops”

Establishing a writing practice: time and place- the two biggest obstacles

Raising children, working a job, having relationships, when do we find time to write? A good way to start is to write a mere 15 minutes a day. Those 15 minutes soon will fly by and you won’t want to stop. You’ll feel anxious and irritated when your normal life interrupts your reverie, but that’sContinue reading “Establishing a writing practice: time and place- the two biggest obstacles”