I write epic YA and historical fantasy:
Fantasy with threads of mystery, beauty, and adventure.
To expand your world.
Fantasy in all its genres releases us to new worlds, weaving men and women, young and old, into adventures in mountains, deserts, and cities – under stars near and far. In tales past, present, and future, fantasy reveals kings, their kingdoms, and common hearts in love and war, struggle and desolation. Fantasy draws us into conflict and alliances with other beings and other minds. We are not alone in our hearts’ struggle to overcome, in our longing for beauty, romance, and adventure.
In books like Anna Thayer’s The Knight of Eldaran trilogy; Andrew Peterson’s The Wingfeather Saga; Lisa Tawn Bergrin’s The River of Time series; K. M. Weiland’s Storming; Mary Pearson’s Remnant Chronicles; Stephen Lawhead’s King Raven trilogy; we navigate hope and despair, weakness and strength, evil and goodness in a framework of mythic fantasy adventure.
Within all epic fantasy there is a call. It is especially clear in what I call mythic fantasy, and that call tugs at me. Mythic fantasy’s clarion call is hope. Hope sought in adventure, forged in beauty, and found in things that are eternal.
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Do you write Sci-Fi or Fantasy and need an editor?
I can help. Crossover and find the eternal in your adventure.
Find your perfect place between dry expertise and purple prose. Develop your writing style in the vein of Anna Thayer, Robin McKinley, Jeffrey Overstreet, Andrew Peterson, Mary Pearson, Rachel Neumeier, Stephen Lawhead, and K. M. Weiland.
I edit primarily crossover and genre fiction: Historical adventure, Sci-Fi, and Fantasy genres. No erotica, but “sweet and warm” is always welcome.
Are you an Indie author, or do you need a fresh pair of eyes? I’m here to gently catch slip-through mistakes and guide you on your writing journey to a deeper grasp of your creative writing skills. See my Editing page.
- Here are some Links to Others with Creative Writing Skills Expertise:
- K. M. Weiland of Storming and author with Writer’s Digest: Structuring Your Novel
- Randy Ingermanson for: Advanced Fiction Writing, The “Snowflake Guy”
- Joanna Penn for creative writing skills and marketing and publishing: The Creative Penn
- David Bergsland for creative writing skills in InDesign: The Skilled Workman
- Joel Friedlander for many helpful products, templates, Indie blog posts: The Book Designer
- Shelley Hitz for Author Audience Academy and Christian marketing
- Derek Murphy for DIY Indie Author Platform building for YA authors and its Face Book group : AAYAA (An Alliance of Young Adult Authors)
I love the outdoors and adventure, where I am more spunky and spontaneous. Fantasy with hints of the mythic, in all genres, is my reading and writing love. Laughing and keeping the eternal in view helps me overcome, though tears fall at times, as they do for everyone in this life. The piney woods of high-desert Oregon are my home, while music takes me far places: 13th Warrior, King Raven, The Katurran Odyssey, The Last Samurai, Conan the Barbarian (not the movie, the music), the Secret Garden, Enya, and Eragon (My current favorite movie). Epic fantasy takes me where I long to roam: Narnia, LOTR, The Blue Sword, Crown Duel, The Deed of Paksenarrion, Firebird, and the River of Time Series, among many glorious adventures.
Long live authors, book-makers, and readers!
A life-time lover of books, Azalea took writing classes with her Associate of Science, devoured how-to books from James Scott Bell to Sol Stein, and volunteer edits for Castle Gate Press. She critiques and edits other manuscripts, including her online critique group, Fantasy for Christ. She’s a member of The Christian PEN and the American Copy Editors Society.