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5 questions for Laura Diamond, author of The Zodiac Collector

As many of you know, half of my life is spent writing and editing books for Spencer Hill Press. A while back I signed this awesome author, Laura Diamond, and I want to introduce you to her and her wonderful book, The Zodiac Collector, which just came out on September 23rd! Book Blurb: “For almost-16 … Continue reading »

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The Knight, my short story published in Rose Red Review

Rose Red Review is published online four times a year, in homage to the passing season. In fairy tales, the future is unknown, often summarized by the vague phrase “happily ever after,” but each character is influenced by his or her past, and we, like the characters, live in the moment as we read their … Continue reading »

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Gifts with Faerie or Rennaissance Flair!

I know, it’s only the end of August, but Rennaisance festivals are opening up all over the country and Faeriecon is just a few short months away. It’s time to start planning what to wear! Christmas and other gift giving holidays (like my birthday–oh, wait, that’s a gift RECEIVING holiday *hee hee*) are right around … Continue reading »

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An Interview with The Enchanting Jessica Galbreth

It is always fun to see Jess and her work  at Faerie shows. The two of us are close in age and grew up only about an hour apart, she in Ohio and me just across the border, in Michigan. We are both midwestern girls at heart. I first met her at The Michigan Renaissance … Continue reading »

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When Inspiration Hits…

What inspires you? How many times has your muse woken you up at 4 am? After a long ride home from the SCBWI conference in Framingham, Massachusetts with a critique partner a few weeks ago, I dropped her off at home feeling inspired to write something totally new and different. Something that would still include … Continue reading »

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Contest! Enter to win a Booknook Dragon!

Purchase a copy of To Find A Wonder and send a photo of yourself with the book, in front of the bookstore to me at jennifercarson{at} thedragoncharmer{dot}com. If your entry is chosen you and the bookstore will win a handmade Booknook dragon, a prize valued at $75.00. Winners will be announced here, on the blog, … Continue reading »

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Why the Renaissance?

I think as an artist and writer the most frequent question I get asked, besides where do you get your ideas, is why the Renaissance? To answer that I have to go back to high school. The fall of freshmen year my parents took me to the Michigan Renaissance Festival in Holly, MI. I was … Continue reading »

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