Proud author of Dead by Morning, fascinated by the dark and macabre. Stephen King is her all time inspiration mixed in with a little bit of Eminem. When she began writing, she started in horror but it somehow drifted into thriller. She loves the 1988 movie Heathers. She was born and raised in Michigan but traveled across the country to where she currently resides in Texas.
She has ideas for books in many genres that she hopes to write and publish in the future.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Roseville, Michigan. It's a town just off of Detroit. Being as shy as I am, I think it influenced my writing because I was unable to reach out to all my classmates. Instead of imaginary friends, I created worlds in my head that I lived in. Eventually, I began writing them down and found that I had a talent for storytelling!
When did you first start writing?
I've been writing for as long as I can remember. Stephen King has always been a huge influence to me. When I was a kid, I used to try and mess with the plots of his books when I was figuring out the importance of plot.
~I received a free copy for my honest review~
This book has all the great fantasy elements, a kidnapped princess, elves, and yes, a dragon. The more I read though, the more this book reminded me a lot of Lord of the Rings, and I mean that in a good way. There’s a lot going on in this book with subplots that I can’t do a justice by summarizing in a few paragraphs so I’ll say the main goal of the book—keeping the Elven Jewel safe much in the same way the goal of Lord of the Rings was to keep the ring safe. This book has a simpler writing style than Lord of the Rings though because it was written for a younger audience, but the action in it is very real.
This book features an array of different characters all nicely rounded in their own way. The three main characters are Halflings and many of the characters in the story are some type of folklore creature. The world of these creatures, Reloria, is also very well-described. This book is a good start to what I assume will be an interesting series.
If Lord of the Rings was your cup of tea, I definitely recommend this book.