LOTR · NovElla · Quotes · Science Fiction · The Hobbit

Forgotten Dragons

What do you picture when you think of dragons? Fire-breathers? Winged-lizards? Dragons are common in fantasy, whether it’s the traditional kind or a unique interpretation. In recent literature, such as Eragon and Harry Potter, dragons are often depicted as fire-spewing reptiles, with both legs and wings. The origin of this type of dragon was a… Continue reading Forgotten Dragons

LOTR · NovElla · The Hobbit

Tolkien Reading Day 2016

March 25th is Tolkien Reading Day and I’m thrilled to share the festivities with you! Today is a day to commemorate the written works of J.R.R. Tolkien. Why March 25th? In Middle-earth, March 25th was the day Frodo destroyed the One Ring in the fiery pit of Mount Doom. A great day for merrymaking! Per… Continue reading Tolkien Reading Day 2016

NovElla · Quotes · Science Fiction · The Hobbit · YA

Mixed Prose

What do you think about mixing different styles of writing? About adding songs and poetry into a fictional book? Sometimes it feels as though every new YA novel is using poetry epigraphs at the start of each chapter. Authors have actually been mixing it up this way for centuries! Even Shakespeare frequently used poetry in… Continue reading Mixed Prose

Banannabelle · Bars · Butternut Squash · The Hobbit

Butternut Bars

If you’ve read The Hobbit then you know dragons are obsessed with hoarding gold. So sharpen your sword and polish your armor, because Smaug is coming. The rich golden color of these butternut ingots are sure to attract every dragon in town. You don’t need a smithy to forge this treasure for your taste buds.… Continue reading Butternut Bars