The Economics of Forcadel – World building in Fantasy

By |2019-01-21T15:24:49-06:00March 25th, 2019|Princess Vigilante|

When I do world building in my fantasy books, I explore it from the point of view of my characters and flesh it out as I go. Around the second draft is really where I nail down what’s possible, impossible, and how things impact one another (and more importantly, how […]

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The Separation and the History of Magic

By |2018-09-19T08:11:39-05:00September 26th, 2016|Lexie|

separationBeing such a student of history, of course Lexie would want to know everything about history as it pertained to magic. Gavon, of course, is more than willing to oblige, telling her the story of the brief magical experiment that ended with […]

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Potions and Healing, Oh My!

By |2018-09-19T08:10:49-05:00September 19th, 2016|Lexie|

healingpotionLexie’s sisters have two unique brands of magic. Her eldest sister, Nicole, is a potion-maker and her middle sister, Marie, is a healer.

Potion-makers are almost like squibs from Harry Potter, except they do still have some magic, just not the usual kind. […]

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Learning Magic

By |2018-09-19T08:09:40-05:00September 12th, 2016|Lexie|

Because of Magical Law, Lexie comes into her powers at fifteen. Because of Aunt Jeanie, Lexie didn’t know magic existed until the night before her fifteenth birthday. So, as she tells Gavon, she has zero frame of reference for how to use magic.


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Magical Systems in Spells and Sorcery

By |2018-09-19T08:08:14-05:00September 5th, 2016|Lexie|

One of the nice things about having a book stuck in your head for almost twenty years is that you are able to think through a lot of different aspects of the world (bad thing: sometimes the world is so familiar to you that you forget to explain it). Magic […]

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About Kylae

By |2017-03-14T08:37:24-05:00January 8th, 2016|Madion War|


The Kingdom of Kylae is a modern, industrious nation. They have a vibrant arts scene, a posh upper class of society and a thriving middle class. Norose, the capital, is the seat of the government and home of the royal family, who grace […]

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About Rave

By |2017-03-14T08:37:03-05:00January 7th, 2016|Madion War|

aboutraveThe history of Rave stretches back nearly 200 years before the events of The Island. The Kylaens crossed the Madion Sea and landed on the shores, and, as these things go, decided that they would claim Rave for themselves. At the time, […]

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