Virtual Fantasy Con

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Hey, WordPress! This is just a reminder that I have a booth at Virtual Fantasy Con this coming week! I am SO incredibly excited! We’ll be talking about my debut novel, the incredibly strange way I chose to publish, and all the steps it took to get that far. I’ll also be part of the Gender Issues in Fantasy Panel and will be answering questions about basically anything you feel like asking. I’ll also be on the lookout for other new and amazing Fantasy books and will let you know what I discover!

Here’s the link to my booth. You don’t actually have to GO anywhere, but hit that little “going” button to get updates as the Con goes on!


Kaiya (of The Last Faoii, by Tahani Nelson)

The Protagonist Speaks

Dear readers, tonight with me is the last disciple of a militaristic order, that for generations have protected the empire.

Her monastery was destroyed and all her sisters slain. She now travels the country on a mission to avenge her sisters and preserve what is left of her heritage.

She is here to tell us about a war-ravaged empire, of betrayal and freedom, and of family secrets she has uncovered.

Tell us a little about where you grew up. What was it like there?

I grew up in the Monastery of the Eternal Blade, which I think is the largest of the Illindrian Monasteries. It was an okay place to grow up. Every girl wants to be Faoii, right? The Preoii used to always tell me I should be grateful for the chance to be there. And for the most part I was grateful. I loved learning swordsmanship and war magic…

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Official Launch Party and More

Hello, WordPress Friends.

I admit that I just had a revelation. I’ve been posting weekly updates (and sometimes DAILY updates) from my Inkshares Mailing List and my Facebook Page, but I legitimately forget that I have a blog sometimes. And I used to write on here all the time! How sad.

Anyway, this book has really taken off and I know that a lot of you out there were a huge part of that! So I want to invite any and all of you to the launch party I’m holding on October 4, here in the beautiful Montana (more details on the Facebook page)


I also highly suggest that, if you like Fantasy and supporting new authors, to follow either or both of the links listed above. Obviously, I remember to post there more often than here, but I will keep using this blog for things that aren’t book-related. It just seems that that’s all I have on my mind at the moment (which is understandable).

If you haven’t already pre-ordered your copy of The Last Faoii, you can do so on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or on Inkshares. If you want an e-book copy, they’re available on Inkshares right now and will be available on Amazon tomorrow!

Take care of yourselves. I hope to hear from some of you soon!


New Cover

Hey, Everyone!


It’s been a busy few months, friends. I’ve been working frantically on the final edits, designs, and touch-ups for The Last Faoii. I know that my last several posts on here have been deep and hard, so here’s a happy thing for you. Look at this new cover. Isn’t it beautiful?

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And it’s finally coming out, ready to be in your hands on October 3. OCTOBER 3RD! It’s so close now. Have you pre-ordered your copy yet? You still can at Inkshares. Or on Amazon or Barnes and Noble.

Thanks again for all of your support. I couldn’t have done this without you.

My Personal Depression Symptoms (and How I Deal With Them)

It’s been a while since I posted anything about Depression, but today I want to talk about different symptoms that my personal anxiety/depression portrays, and how I deal with each of them. As always, this is my personal experience and does not describe every person’s depression. But hopefully my willingness to talk about things makes it easier for other people to do so, too. Thus, feel free to comment, share or discuss the topics here if you feel comfortable doing so. It’s a reminder that there IS help available out there, you’re not alone, and–no matter what the stigma of medication is–it CAN work, and no one has the right to tell you it doesn’t. Keep your heads up, friends.

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