Sometimes I’m Ancient

“Sometimes I’m ancient.”

Do you ever get a thought stuck in your head in the middle of the night, and you twist and turn it in your mind trying to unravel all the strings attached to it for hours? That’s where I was last night. Stuck on the single phrase: “Sometimes I’m ancient.” Continue reading


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!


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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