Sesskia’s Diary, part 57

14 Lennitay (continued) Surrounded by a detachment of ten armored and helmeted guards, we left the palace grounds through an unattended stone arch tall enough that we passed through with a good five feet of headroom to spare. I immediately began to sweat. I don’t know if I stayed comfortable until that point because the…Continue reading Sesskia’s Diary, part 57

Sesskia’s Diary, part 56

14 Lennitay (continued) I walked around after a bit, admiring the courtyard. It was open to the outside on two sides, and the sunlight even at seven o’clock in the morning was blinding thanks to the white stone paving the paths that led away from the courtyard to some other part of the palace. Ahead…Continue reading Sesskia’s Diary, part 56

Sesskia’s Diary, part 55

BOOK SEVEN 14 Lennitay My first entry in my beautiful new book, and I feel like I’m defiling it from what I have to write. I’m tired, but not from physical exertion, and I wish I were back in the Darssan, where I could sink into a hot pool and let the water soak away…Continue reading Sesskia’s Diary, part 55


Release day! I’m so excited for people to read RIDER OF THE CROWN. You can purchase it for the Kindle here , in print here, and at other retailers very soon. I’m also having a Rafflecopter giveaway for an ebook of RIDER OF THE CROWN plus a $25  Amazon gift card to celebrate. It ends October 27, so enter soon!…Continue reading Release day–RIDER OF THE CROWN!

Sesskia’s Diary, part 54

13 Lennitay This will have to be my last entry. I still have no new book and no way of making one. I told Cederic the details of my nighttime adventure this morning, and he nearly killed me. Which is to say, he became so expressionless it was hard to believe he was still alive.…Continue reading Sesskia’s Diary, part 54

Sesskia’s Diary, part 53

Afterward I can’t believe how much that nap helped. I slept for two hours, woke when Audryn came to call me to dinner, ate heartily, and felt completely refreshed. And then I wasn’t sleepy. Thank you, Cederic, for insisting that I rest, because what I found later—well, I’m still not sure what it means, but…Continue reading Sesskia’s Diary, part 53

Sesskia’s Diary, part 52

12 Lennitay I haven’t had time to write for days, which considering how few pages are left in this book might be a good thing, if it keeps me from wasting space writing “same as before” all the time. I come back from dinner so exhausted that I fall into my bed unconscious and sleep…Continue reading Sesskia’s Diary, part 52

Blog Tour: T.N. Payne and BEYOND THE WAIL

Today I’m a stop on the Xchyler blog tour for the new paranormal short story anthology Beyond the Wail! My guest post today is an interview with T.N. Payne. T.N. Payne is the embodiment of science and fiction, usually spending her days in Dallas as a Research Assistant and her nights reading, staring at her…Continue reading Blog Tour: T.N. Payne and BEYOND THE WAIL

Sesskia’s Diary, part 51

9 Lennitay, very early, maybe just past midnight (continued) Light came through the open door, blinding me, forcing my eyes shut. “Up there,” a deep voice said, and two people jingled past me, the second coming close enough that the wind of his passing ruffled my shirt. It took me a minute to recover from…Continue reading Sesskia’s Diary, part 51

Sesskia’s Diary, part 50

9 Lennitay, very early, maybe just past midnight (continued) I climbed up on the sill and reached for the brick, tugged on it a little to satisfy myself that it was solid, then sat on the sill with my back to the open air and thought about what to do next. The spymaster had come…Continue reading Sesskia’s Diary, part 50