The Autumn Prince Returns


In October of 2015, I released a serial on my blog called The Autumn Prince. It became more popular than I had anticipated; one reader called it the "highlight of her month," and I am still humbled by that. The following year it was adapted into a short story for the Crows on Heartstrings anthology, …

Of Ghosts and Old Doorbells


The old doorbell had been silent for over twenty years. After this house was abandoned, people eventually stopped coming to visit, or even to try and sell things. It had been so long, in fact, that the ghosts started to assume it was too rusty to ever make another sound. Three generations of ghosts dwelled …

3 Reasons Why We Need Dreamers


It's recently come to my attention that I am too much of a dreamer...and I don't want to change. These aren't the sorts of dreams with a set goal at the end of the tunnel. When your chosen career is storytelling, it's easy to forget the ‘rules’ and stand out even in your own crowd. …

Seeking Inspiration at the Beginning


Four years ago, I sat at the dining room table in my grandmother's house. It was a cold, humid day in Lima, Peru. I could not stop thinking about the ocean; it's only a short drive from her house, and 80% of my inspiration that year came from seeing the crashing waves. Thinking of the …