I completed the first draft of a brand new novel! This story is quite different from my other books that are currently out. I've dreamt of it for 12 years, waiting until I was ready to write it. During this month, I began the first draft and completed it. This is my first novel for adults. It's yet unknown what the publishing avenue for this is, but estimate it to be out within a couple years.
Celebration at sushi restaurant:
Next step: draft two. This should be done this summer and will be sent to my agent. I'd also like to share my writing process for the first draft. Stay tuned! --Realm
I've got a brand new notebook for jotting down plans for the next 1.5 years of Le Fay! It's hard to believe I'm at the halfway point in the series.
--Production: The third book is in fact nearing the end of revision and is about to be sent out for line edits. --Promo: SWORD promo will continue into the summer. Sometime in the summer, you'll also see the description and new cover reveal for book 3! --Drafting: I'm also drafting a new novel right now. I'm hoping to get this to my agent this summer. It's very different from my other novels that are currently out and I can't wait to share it. --Backlog: two picture books, one graphic novel. I'll resume these when I have some openings in my schedule. Hopefully once I get Le Fay art done. --Freelance: I have a couple spots open for June if anyone'd like some art by me. Stay tuned! --Realm
Today I am sharing photos from my trip to Chalice Well. I had to stop here for my Le Fay series research! Like the neighboring Glastonbury Tor, this garden is also a associated with Avalon. the name Avalon means a place where apples grow. Indeed, apples do grow here. In one legend, Morgan le Fay is a healer and she heals Arthur in Avalon. Chalice Well carries the myth that the natural spring water has healing powers. There is a legend that the chalice was thrown into the spring and made the water red. People from around the globe come to this garden in hopes of healing. (Or some, like me, to research and nerd out!) The garden is also very beautiful with many colorful flowers. It's a peaceful, quiet place. I reflected some of the mystery and serenity into the Avalon in SWORD. Wish we had something like this in Seattle!
Here's the coppery red water flowing. Visitors bring empty bottles to drink the water with. The water has a slight coppery taste:
I bought a bunch of apples to snack on. Real Avalon apples! I even washed 'em in the spring. They were tasty.
Me at the garden:
Here's the lid of the famous well. The symbol is very famous and represents Avalon. I love the design. I wore a necklace with this symbol to the SWORD book release party.
Here are photos from the SWORD release party last fall! I wore a red dress since it has significance in the story. I also wore my Chalice Well necklace from Britain. (I will post about my trip to Chalice Well soon!) Another theme in SWORD is Avalon, where red apples grow, so I created desserts and drinks using apple.
Hello! Welcome to my blog! I'm a writer and illustrator. My novels: CLAN, HENGE (Le Fay Series 1), SWORD (Le Fay Series 2), and GRAIL (Le Fay series 3)--coming out this fall!
I'm also an illustrator for my novels and video games. (Portal, Left 4 Dead, Dota 2, Halo 5, Oculus VR experiences)