Archive | July 2013

It is Here!

a girl named cord

A Girl Named Cord is now available for purchase on

Get the eBook for $2.99 and the paperback for $7.99!

Prodigy of Rainbow Tower: Release Date is July 31st 2013

Legends of Windemere: Prodigy of Rainbow Tower by Charles E. Yallowitz.
The action-packed, humor-filled, dramatic sequel to ‘Legends of Windemere: Beginning of a Hero’.

Cover Art Credit:
Jason Pedersen Website:

Battling through a demonic assassin and an army of monsters, Luke Callindor has survived his time at Hamilton Military Academy. Now, Luke and his friends must leave the safety of the academy to escort Duke Solomon’s heir down the L’dandrin River and into the safety of the city of Gods’ Voice. Joining them for this journey is Nyx, a powerful caster apprentice of Rainbow Tower. With her talent for combat magic and her short temper, Nyx will prove to be a challenge for Luke and all of their enemies.

Who will survive the harrowing trip down the L’dandrin River? And, who will be the one to break Luke’s trust?

Don’t miss this book! Find it here:

To find reviews about this book now, visit Goodreads! Here’s the link for Prodigy of Rainbow Tower:

And if you missed the first book in the series (Legends of Windemere: Beginning of a Hero), you can get it here, on Amazon for only .99 cents!

In review

Okay everyone, A Girl Named Cord has just been sent off for review! So by early tomorrow morning, it will be available for your reading pleasure!!!

I feel like a parent who has just sent her youngest child off to college and is waiting nervously to see if he will fit in with the rest of the real world. So now, all I can do is anxiously wait for an email confirming that I have crossed all my ‘T’s and dotted my ‘I’s, and congratulate my that my ‘baby’ has been finally been published!

It has been a long road to publication, since I started writing this book in 2009 and only just finished writing it this spring. Then came the big decision, do I self-publish this book, or start querying agents? I chose the first option, since I wasn’t sure I had the patience to wait for the rejection letters. Then I started editing. I though I was done so then I found some beta readers. They threw light on the fact that I am NOT an editor. But they helped me along, and I finally felt like my manuscript was ready to be shared with the rest of the world. (This is a head’s up to all of you people who go through my now-finished book and exclaim “Here is a typo!”, I don’t want to hear it!!!) I already had a cover, but then I got an offer for a new one, which of course, I jumped at. And as it turns out, the cover art came out beautifully and just made the deadline, which was awesome.
And now, here I am. Playing the waiting game that most authors hate. But I also have a feeling of accomplishment. All that is left to do is rake in the royalties. (I’m trying to be optimistic here, okay?)

Ah, all is the life of an author. 😉


A Girl Named Cord


The cover is here! Isn’t it great? My book feels like a real book now! I an so happy! Thanks Dirk!

A Girl Named Cord will be available for purchase July 31st, 2013

The Mighty Lion

Here is one of Fall’N Love Craft’s home-decor plate options.

Fall'N Love Crafts

This hand-decorated home decor plate features the King of the Beasts, the majestic Lion. On a sunset-colored background, accented with gold leaf vines and red gemstones, this plate is the perfect bright, bold statment for any decor. Purchase it here for only $24.99


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Blogger Spotlight

My spotlight blogger this week is a wonderful English lady by the name of Jade Reyner of
Jade is one of the sweetest, funniest, and thoughtfullest (yes, that is a word, even though my spellchecker argues that it isn’t) person here on WordPress.

Here are just a few of her awesome, recent posts! But let me warn you, the further you dig into her archives, you could get lost for days reading all that very useful author info!

Her debut romance novel, Twelve Days-The Beginning, is available here:

Cute new Etsy Shop and WordPress blog!

Hi everyone! I wanted to tell you about this cute little shop I found! It is an Etsy shop, whose owner makes the most beautiful hand-decorated home decor plates. She’s a youngster, and new to the world of blogging and I’d appreciate it if you’d swing by her site and say “Hi!” If you’d like, I’m sure she’d welcome any new followers, too. 🙂 And maybe you could look into her Etsy shop ( ) and take a look at all her plate designs…who knows, maybe you’ll like one enough to buy it! But either way, please welcome her with the same thoughtfulness and good graces you’ve shown me. Thank you so much!

When the world stops going ’round

A new day may always dawn.
The sun might rise again.
The moon could wax and wane.

But that doesn’t mean my world is still turning ’round.

The rain may stop.
The wind might blow itself out.
The hail could cease to drop.

But that doesn’t mean my world is still turning ’round.

The fire may smother itself and die.
Some people pick themselves up and keep moving forward.
But yet my eyes will never again be dry.

Because my world is not still turning ’round.

When will all the pain be gone?
Will the sorrow ever leave?
When will a fresh, happy, new day dawn?

I need it now. Because my world will just not turn around.

Book Review – A Girl Named Cord

Ooo, one of my beta readers loved my book! Thanks Ellespeth!!!

Views From A Poet

Oh! I have just had the total honor to read a pre-release of the novel A Girl Named Cord by Briana C. Vedsted. Before I was introduced to Briana’s books, it had been a long time since I’d read anything written for young adults.

I would like to begin my review by saying that I am not a fan of Westerns…I am merely a poet and the daughter of a man who adored – somewhat secretly – Western novels. One can never be sure what creates attraction. The important thing is that I was immediately attracted and fully led into the story woven by Ms. Vedsted.

I left this novel with very clear images of its characters. Jake and Ghost, the seemingly shadow cousins; Cord, the young woman coming of age during a difficult time in her own life and, I believe, historically.

Under the umbrella of adventure and romance…

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