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Fantasy Recommendation: Brightly Burning

When I first read Brightly Burning by Mercedes Lackey, I wasn’t expecting to like it as much as I did. Being used to her trilogies for years, it felt odd…

Fantasy Recommendation: The Owl Trilogy

As happens sometimes with even our favorite authors, my initial impressions of the Owl trilogy weren’t the best. I loved that Mercedes Lackey showed us an unfamiliar area of Valdemar…

Fantasy Recommendation: The Mage Storms Trilogy

Sometimes, the most interesting characters are the ones who aren’t “heroic” characters yet who save the world, anyway. Set a character like that into a world literally dissolving into chaos,…

Fantasy Recommendation: The Mage Wars Trilogy

Even in fantasy, having a non-human main character is unusual. There are plenty of great examples, but it’s far from the norm. Even rarer still is the non-human main character…

NaNoWriMo Week 2

This week I’ve been much more distracted with reading than writing. I tend to start losing steam at chapter four, which is right where I’m at with this project. I’m…


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Hi, I’m Allyson. Previously a member of the U.S. armed forces and now retired, I became a full-time mother and author in 2021. When I’m not spending time with my wonderful kids and husband, I love writing about my journey as an author and my fascination with all things fantasy! Read more

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