Clearing the Decks for Summer

It’s a brief update for summer!

Since the first of this year and especially in April and May, I’ve fought battles against distractions and disruptions. I haven’t lost the war. I will win through persistence and determination.

Writer Dean Wesley Smith calls summer the “time of great forgetting” for writers. I find summer is productive ~ as long as I avoid those pesky battles with the casualties of time and creativity.

Summer began with the Great ReSet.

I recast the writing schedule and changed things around in my writing nest. Moving furniture helped. Emptying out things I’ve hoarded for no reason cleared my head. Keeping my desk uncluttered certainly keeps me from avoiding my writing time.

Therefore, I have news. Storm of Spells is coming soon. I won’t give a day or a week or a month for this second novella in the Spells of Water trilogy, just that the ideas and words are definitely flooding out.

Cover images by Derange Doctor Design

If you missed the first novella in Spells of Water, here it is.

Torrent of Evil

Death. That was the omen that the crows and ravens brought to Inkeri.

Deep in the desert Idros Ahdreide, men had lost their lives in battle against a strange evil. A half-Fae wielder, Inkeri ventures to investigate.

Rhodren, baron of the Bois Argent, is commanded by his king to investigate the disappearance of a troop and a caravan, lost at the abandoned citadel of the Archais, deep in the Ahdreide. Yet when he and his men reach the border, a flock of crows and ravens attack.

Surviving that attack, Rhodren and his men are then confronted by slavering panthers. Inkeri comes to their aid.

The Ahdreide has predators aplenty, all willing to feast on the wariest of travelers. What enemy marshals these dangers? What evil lurks at the Archais?

Will a wielder of elemental Water and mortal men discover the truth without become prey for the desert predators?

Watch for Storm of Spells, with Inkeri and Rhodren at the Archais, facing the evil that has feasted on a troop and a caravan and has a thirst for more.

The next newsletter will be in October. The best up-to-date information is always available at or .

Until then ~ happy reading!

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