The Origins of the “Daughters of Valhalla” Series

Today, I thought it would be fun to share how the Daughters of Valhalla series began. It feels like such a whirlwind to me — from thinking up the idea to writing to publishing the first book, Song of the Shieldmaiden! Are you ready for a quick storytime? I was actually working on an entirelyContinue reading “The Origins of the “Daughters of Valhalla” Series”

My Color-Coding System for Book Edits

The past few weeks, I have been heads-down on edits for my novel Song of the Shieldmaiden. It comes out in just a few short weeks! At first, I’ll admit the process of editing an entire novel was a little overwhelming. But now I have a simple color-coding system to track my progress as IContinue reading “My Color-Coding System for Book Edits”

Why I Write Historical Fiction

I wrote my first novel in 7th grade. That book would not win any awards today, but my 12-year-old self was obsessed. I loved writing it. I would hide away in my family’s bonus room, typing for hours at a time. In the end, I had a manuscript of over 200 pages. It was anContinue reading “Why I Write Historical Fiction”

Welcome to My Writing Diaries

As I get my website up and running, I’ve decided to start a blog to track my progress toward my writing goal. It’s currently January 2022 — a new year and a fresh start! This year, my goal is to complete my historical fiction novel and publish it by the fall. This week, I watchedContinue reading “Welcome to My Writing Diaries”