Review: The Tethered World

Title: The Tethered World (The Tethered World Chronicles, Book One)

Author: Heather L.L. FitzGerald

Genre: Fantasy

Publisher: Mountain Brook Ink (Please keep in mind Mountain Brook no longer publishes Christian spec fic.)

Available: Wherever books are sold



“Normal” means different things to different people.

For sixteen-year-old Sadie Larcen, family dynamics look a little different than most. Parents with oddball occupations? Normal. Five homeschooled siblings—one with autism? Normal.

Police knocking on the door and parents gone missing? Definitely not normal!

When Sadie uncovers the reasons behind her parents’ disappearance and the truth about her heritage, she despairs of ever feeling normal again. Especially when she learns that her mother’s interest in Bigfoot, Dwarves, and other lore extends beyond her popular blog. Sadie’s family has been entrusted with keeping the secrets of the Tethered World—home to creatures that once roamed the Garden of Eden.

Sadie and her siblings must venture into this land to rescue their parents. Stepping out of reality and into a world she never knew existed is a journey Sadie fears and resents. But she chooses to risk all to save her family.

She’s just not sure she will survive in the process.


5 Stars


Whowzers. Um, okay. What was this, my fifth time reading The Tethered World? And I’m still mourning the end of the book even though I know where the series goes.

This, my friends, is what Christian YA should be.

Urban Fantasy with a Biblical twist…kind of. It’s super unique and just fun and enjoyable. Clean, family-friendly, no amount of cringe material whatsoever, and just wholesome. Lots of adventure packed with good lessons, including the importance of family. Plus, I really liked the adoption thread, minor as it was. And the fact that we have a homeschool family as the main characters is a major YES for me.

Most homeschoolers can identify with Sadie’s exasperation at the “Oh, you’re a homeschooler?” part. I mean, come on, folks. Quit gawkin’ at us like we’re creatures from Mars. Or the Tethered World. We know how to “socialize” far better than your precious public school darlings, and I dare say we’re more intelligent over all. You know. Because our curriculum isn’t packed with nonsensical, anti-God, anti-intelligence, and anti-American garbage.

Anyway. Rant over. Needless to say, I empathized. Such stupid reactions we homeschoolers, and homeschool graduates, receive.

The Tethered World is beyond fascinating. The sheer amount of creativity FitzGerald packs into this story blew me away. Worldbuilding can become tricky when writing straight-up fantasy. But worldbuilding while tying it in with the Bible? And the real world? That’s a doozy. A doozy FitzGerald did marvelously at. You’re there in the passage ways, atop Odyssey’s back (and passing out with Sadie), and traveling to the different parts of the “World”.

Sadie’s a hoot. A sarcastic hoot. I was laughing for about half of this book due to the humor mixed in. I liked how organic her character arc was–the good, the bad, and the sassy.

Brady is great. Because I know what happens in future books, I have to say he’s my favorite. (Which ends up killing my heart in Book Three, but I’ll not go there.) An arrogant little twerp, but he learns so much during the adventure.

Sophie’s the stereotypical younger sister. I definitely empathized with Sadie about her.

Brock is Brock. Lovable because of who he is, not because he “interacts” a lot with the reader.

The myriad of supporting characters are fantastic as well. Except for the baddies. They’re not fantastic. Well, they’re fantastically nasty and evil and vile and putrid and just all-around miserable sots. It was easy to dislike them. Stinky creatures.

Faith/Spiritual Elements
Again, very organic. We learn with Sadie and we are reminded of the importance of relying on God and that He is in control no matter how dire the situation.

Many, many kudos to FitzGerlad for achieving something you rarely find in YA: a solid, nuclear family that actually loves each other. Liam and Amy’s devotion toward each other was so tender, even in the roughest moment, and I was delighted regarding Sadie and her siblings’ relationships and interactions. You don’t get that wholesomeness in most YA books, even if they’re touted as “Christian”.

Content Warnings
Characters are injured, kidnapped, smacked around, and bloodied. War and battle and their casualties are mentioned. Nasties are slain in self-defense. There’s no profanity to speak of (no pun intended) and the romance is pure and simple.

I reread this book after being exhausted by an absolutely colossal YA failure, and this is so refreshing. We need more YA authors like FitzGerald.

Like I said before, this is what YA should be. This is what Christian YA should be. Wholesome, clean, faith-filled, and just great for the entire family. The Tethered World falls into the same category as Chuck Black and Donita K. Paul: perfect for the entire crew.

If you want an excellent book that defies the typical YA boundaries, incorporates faith and family, and mixes in a generous heaping of adventure and hints of romance, The Tethered World is the book for you.


Broken Mirrors Group Interview

Today is the beginnings of the Broken Mirrors Launch Tour, where six Snow Queen Retellings are celebrated and five are released. I have four of the authors here (Wyn couldn’t make it due to other commitments in her book’s world) for a group interview. We’ll have the author interview first, then I’ll tell you more about the books and where you can find them.


KA – Kendra Ardnek

HE – Heather Elliot

SP– Sarah Pennington

EG – Erudessa Gentian

Me – The interviewer

Me: Welcome to Madi’s Musings, ladies. Let’s begin with this question: Usually an author has a favorite character. Which Broken Mirrors character is yours?

KA: Will, Ginny’s older brother who grew up on the streets and is a litttttle bit jaded. He is a bit of a change from William in Mansfield Park, as he also plays Yates’ role, but I had fun with him, and I love his arc.

HE: I feel a little bad that it’s not my main character but…. Eugenia, hands down. I rarely see mothers with children in fantasy stories. I thought it would be fun to have a relatable mother portrayed realistically. She’s also an older sister, as am I, so I found writing adult sibling interactions highly amusing.

SP: Don’t make me choose! I love all my Through a Shattered Glass characters, though not all for the same reasons. But if I have to pick someone . . . probably Kai. Or Chess. Or Alys. It depends on the day.

EG: My current favorite human character is probably Sterling. I’ve always loved him from the series, and in this story he gets to step up and help rescue the trapped players.

Me: Writing is a process which involves many potholes and unexpected hiccups. What have you learned from one of these writing potholes/hiccups?

KA: Keep throwing spaghetti against the wall until it sticks. 

HE: I thought I was a planner but learned I’m a bit of a discovery writer as well. I do need to have an outline and broad idea of themes, goals, locations, and arc, but as soon as I start writing, the characters turn into people who make decisions and they change the nuances of the story. I’ll get anywhere from 10,000 to 30,000 words into the story, have to stop, rethink everything, and start over at the beginning. This happened three times on OIAR – once to solidify the characters and their arcs; once to solidify all the history, worldbuilding, mythology and lore; and by the third rewrite of those
original 30,000 words, I felt like I finally has all the pieces in place to finish the entire draft.

SP: Always leave yourself a runway. This technically isn’t a lesson I learned from writing Through a Shattered Glass, but it is how I avoided a lot of potholes while writing this particular book. I made a point of never ending a writing session at the end of a chapter or scene; I always gave myself at least a few sentences (and usually at least a paragraph) of the next bit. That made it much easier to get back into the flow of writing the next time I opened the document and meant I wasted much less time trying to figure out how to start things.

EG: I’ve learned it’s okay to be a slow writer. Sometimes I can whip out a ton of words in a couple days, but more often than not, a full book takes me a while to complete the first draft. When you see other successful authors publishing book after book every few months, it can be discouraging. Until I remember that’s not my story. If I rushed myself like that, my content would be terrible, if I got anything down at all. Everyone has different strengths, and while I can learn to do it quicker, I don’t have to mirror anyone else.

Me: What advice would you offer a new writer?

KA: Read, read, read.

Write, Write, Write.

Edit, edit, edit.

But know that you’ll never achieve perfection. 

HE: There is a lot of conflicting advice out there. Find what works for you. The most important thing is to write, write, write. Keep learning, keep asking, keep trying, but when it comes down to it, actually writing will give you the experience to write better.

SP: Not every strategy or technique that someone suggests to you will work for you. But some of it will. And sometimes what advice does and don’t work for you will change over time. That’s ok. Just do what you need to do to keep getting words on the page without getting burned out. The more you write, the better you’ll get.

EG: Something to remember for all authors: There will always be someone who doesn’t like what you give. Learn what you can from that experience (maybe they’re pointing out a weakness), and then learn to move on. Don’t let negative reactions freeze you up. You can never please everyone. Not even chocolate does that.

Me: Would you like to reside in your Broken Mirrors world? Why or why not?

KA: I think it would be fun, especially if it was while Elinrose was the Gardener. There’s no wifi, but Enchanted Forests are a fun place to be, you know.

HE: Oh yes. I’ve been cherry-picking favorite things from over 5,000 years of real-world history so everything about the Flamesend world is something I would love to explore.

SP: I would definitely like to visit Wonderland. Live there? I’m not sure. After the end of Through a Shattered Glass, it could be very pleasant, but I don’t think I’d want to live there during the events of the book.

EG: Well, not in the glitchy virtual reality, but the world it’s set in, yes! It’s 2,000 years in the future, with some cool tech I’d love to take advantage of.

Me: If you had to permanently choose between writing your stories by hand or by typewriter, which option would you select?

KA: I already do a lot of handwriting, and a typewriter would just mean more typing, so … the former.

HE: I already do much of my drafts and edits by hand, so I’d choose typewriter. I have my late grandfather’s 1953 Remington Portable and I love using it.

SP: By hand! I used to write all my first drafts by hand, and I frequently think that I should go back to doing that. (But then I don’t, because I have deadlines, and typing means I’m more likely to meet those deadlines.)

EG: By hand. I can cross out and scribble any amount of notes that way. I make a lot of mistakes in my first drafts…

Me: Thank you for joining me, ladies. Readers, scroll on to learn more about the Broken Mirrors books.


Rose Petals & Snowflakes by Kendra E. Ardnek

Releases: 12/19/22

Book Description: 

The Austen Fairy Tale #4 
Ginny doesn’t belong in Snowfield Palace, but she has nowhere else to go. An old promise between her mother and Lady Bethim keeps her off the streets when she’s left alone in the world, and she’s eternally grateful for the home – and the friendship of Kaimund, Lady Bethim’s son. She makes herself useful however possible and life is quiet.  
Until the far-too-charming Prince Hans and his sister Maia visit and send her world spinning. A shattered mirror is nothing to laugh about, and a new, dark magic could destroy everything.  

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Kendra E. Ardnek is the self-proclaimed Arista of Fairy Tales. She lives in the Piney Woods of East Texas with her dragon babies and massive herd of mini-giraffes, and she is still waiting for one of of her fifty nutcrackers to come to life and marry her. When not writing, you can usually find her sitting in a random box, and she’s frequently known to act before she thinks. 
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The White Queen’s Spell by Wyn Estelle Owens

Release date: January 2023

Book Description:  

Last Summer, Ailsa stumbled her way into a tangled web of curses and power that resulted in her not only rescuing her Kingdom’s princesses, but also freeing the Fae King of Summer from his century-long imprisonment. This Summer has been much more peaceful, as she awaits and anticipates not only Princess Mairead’s wedding to her best friend Fionn, but her own to Summer’s King.  

But when Ailsa lets her guard down and stumbles her way into not one, but two terrible curses, the wheel of fate begins to turn again.  

Fiachra, King of Summer, has spent the year since his release strengthening his realm and wooing the lady who freed him from his curse–only to have his betrothed snatched away by Winter’s Queen. And not only is Ailsa trapped in another court, but the doubled curse upon her has left her only a shadow of herself. But it is Summer, and duties tie him to his Court—but Ailsa is not friendless. 

Fionn and Mairead are determined to repay Ailsa for all her help, and set out on a dangerous journey across Faerie and through the Courts of the Seasons, to the very depths of Winter itself, where a terrible power awaits. 

There is more than one way to become heartless, after all.   

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Wyn Estelle Owens is the penname of a young woman who’s still figuring out what this whole ‘adult’ thing is all about. She lives in a big, old house in Maryland by a Hundred Acre Wood (dubbed Neldoreth) with her parents, three occasionally obnoxious brothers, her dog Jackie, and her personal plot bunny, Joker. 
She is fond of reading, writing, drawing, speaking in dead or imaginary languages, playing videogames, quoting classic or obscure literature, being randomly dramatic, and generally making things out of yarn. Her dream is to write stories that inspire people to chase after the wonderful world of storytelling. 
Her favorite all-time author is J.R.R. Tolkien, who first inspired her to pursuing novel writing when she read the Hobbit at the age of seven.   

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Shattered Reflection by Madisyn Carlin

Releases: 12/21/22

Book Description: 

The Shattered Lands | Book One 

Can hope be found for four shattered souls? 
Princess Nordica Icerri’s crown will be purchased with blood—her blood. Now the sole heir to the throne, she is determined to be the queen the Snowlands deserve, but that comes with a price: a numbed heart and soul. Only when she meets kidnapped physician Loren Alocer does Nordica allow herself to hope she can become queen without completely losing herself. But not everyone wants what’s best for the Snowlands, and Nordica’s upcoming rule is compromised at every turn. Can the criminal physician—and his faith—thaw Nordica’s heart, or is she destined to be the heartless queen she is being forced to become? 
War shattered not only Breac Finson’s heart, but his faith as well. Tired of fighting, Breac only wants to be left alone, but his efforts are for naught when a friend calls in a favor. He soon finds himself in an unexpected alliance with Layree Alocer, a woman determined to find her wrongfully-kidnapped brother at all costs. Can a broken soldier help right a wrong—and find his faith again in the process? 
Sides must be chosen and loyalties will be tested as a new war approaches. Can broken lives be mended in time to help save the Snowlands, or is evil already too deeply embedded? 

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Madisyn Carlin is a Christian, homeschool graduate, blogger, voracious bookdragon, and author. When not spending time with her family or trekking through the mountains, she weaves tales of redemption, faith, and action. 

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Of Ice and Roses  by Heather M. Elliot

Release Date: 12/22/22

Book Description: 

The shadow of war hangs over Forstur. In a kingdom where magic is seldom encountered, a conflict with their magic-wielding eastern neighbors would be a disastrous. Gemma finds unexpected love in Forstur’s crown prince, Ebenezer, but as her fairytale starts, the rest of her world comes crashing down. 

Long held secrets come to light and Gemma learns she has been at the center of the brewing war for almost half her life. A lost friend she barely remembers is the key to gaining vital intelligence that could help her new husband defend their kingdom. There’s a problem – the last sighting of her friend was in the magically-formed glacial regions of their foe, the kingdom of Morforst. 

Now Gemma must leave everyone she loves and journey beyond the enemy’s borders to rescue her friend from the spellcasters who control the region. The journey promises to be fraught with danger – highwaymen, river monsters, spellcasters, and the elements. With each new danger, she must decide what she is willing to sacrifice for the fate of two kingdoms. 

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Heather lives in Upstate New York, with an impressive number of books, almost as many story ideas, and, sadly, no pets. 

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Through a Shattered Glass by Sarah Pennington

Release Date: 12/23/22

Book Description: 
Drop the mirror and you break the world in two. 

Alys hasn’t set foot in Wonderland in years. Not since the White Queen’s mirror shattered; not since her best friend, Kai Hatter, was killed; not since Alys fled back to her own world with a shard of enchanted mirror in her eye. She’s done her best to set aside the past and move on — until a red-painted rose appears in her room, and the portal opens once more. 

Simultaneously desperate for hope and terrified of what she might find — or cause — Alys ventures back through the mirror. But the Wonderland she finds is not the same one she left behind, and though Kai is less dead than she thought, he still might be past saving. To make matters worse, the mirror shard is still in Alys’s eye, and Wonderland is all too susceptible to its corrupting power. 

Only Alys can save the land and friend she loves — but if she’s not careful, she might be their doom instead. 

A dark portal fantasy remix of The Snow Queen and Lewis Carroll’s Alice duology. 

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Sarah Pennington has been writing stories since before she actually knew how to write, and she has no intention of stopping anytime soon. She is perpetually in the middle of writing at least one or two novels, most of which are in the fantasy and fairy tale retelling genres.  When she isn’t writing, she enjoys knitting, photography, and trying to conquer her massive to-be-read list. 

Find her online at: Author Site || WordPress Blog || Blogspot Blog || Goodreads || Facebook || Instagram || Twitter || Amazon 

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Anyone who preordered Through a Shattered Glass or who purchases the paperback on release day can submit a proof of purchase to receive a set of character art stickers featuring art by the lovely Chloe Grace (@chloegraceartist on Instagram). One set of stickers per person; proof of purchase must be submited by end of day on December 26.  

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Christmas Games by Erudessa Gentian

Release Date: 12/24/22

Book Description: 

A Kynaston Royal Saga Short Story 

Beware the harmless Christmas Gift. 

When a group of friends decide to play a new immersive role playing game, exciting fun turns into a glitchy mess. 

Larkspur’s real-world superpowers interfere with a simple, in-game mission. Discovering they’re unable to exit gameplay, the team scrambles for answers. When their leader and most experienced player, Conan, is kidnapped by the game’s main Boss, it’s up to Lark, Joshua, and Shamira to save him … and themselves. 

Join the beloved Kynaston Royal Saga cast in this short Snow Queen retelling. 

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Erudessa Gentian is a firm believer that clean entertainment can be powerful. Inspired by her love of cultures and learning, she produces dynamic art to spark imagination and touch souls. 

Erudessa writes in multiple genres, but specializes in fantasy and science fiction. She posts about lifestyle, travel and so much more on her blog. 

Find her online at: Website || Blog || Goodreads || Facebook || YouTube || Newsletter || Instagram || Amazon 

Who else is excited for these chilly releases? Have you ARC read any of them? If so, what did you think? What’s your favorite snow/winter-themed story, and do you have any snow where you live?

And here’s a quote from Shattered Reflection to entice you into reading it. 😉

IRON Launch Tour: Meet the Characters + Wrap-up

Welcome to the final post for IRON’s Launch Tour. A huge thank you to everyone who participated. Today, you will meet the characters and learn about what’s next for The Redwyn Chronicles…plus help decide a fairytale for an upcoming project in this series.

IRON released yesterday! Thanks to those who preordered, it made its way into the top 100 Christian fantasy books category! I wasn’t expecting that at all.

The ebook is still on sale at $0.99 for the next seven days, so if you’re an ebook person, get your copy now before the price is raised.

Meet Redwyn

Red is my feisty character. She swept in and claimed the story from day one. She’s suffered pain through the years, including losing her parents. This will really come into play in a later book.

I thought it would be fun to make her a detective, but for that, I had to learn how to think like a detective. So, to achieve that, I watched several Hallmark Mysteries and Suspense movies. (This is not a blanket recommendation for Hallmark. They have gone woke and nasty, but some of their older movies are good and do not include this wretched leftist agenda.)

A lot of readers ship her with Denton, and I dislike sinking ships, but I have bad news: that’s not who she ends up with.

Meet Carter

Carter was interesting to write. I didn’t really know his story until I returned to IRON in July 2022. He’s a horse-loving, attention-hating sweetheart with so much pain and too little trust. His character and spiritual arcs reminded me, as I wrote them, that while people will fail and hurt us, God never will.

I wanted Carter to be Red’s best friend. Their relationship is purely platonic, and even familial, which is not something I see much of in fantasy. Was it possible to change the story so they would end up together? Yes, but that wasn’t where I wanted IRON to go. Thus Carter was saddled with a crazy best friend who doesn’t know the meaning of patience and rest. It was fun watching their personalities clash.

Meet Chamonix

Pronounced Shaw-mah-nee, this quiet princess kind of just…happened. Her personality was clear from day one, and while I had to be creative about her issue (the weak lungs/asthma), she was fairly easy to write once I knew the logistics.

Chamonix’s original name was Eileen. But, after watching a Hallmark movie where the little girl’s name was Chamonix, I fell in love with the name and gave it to Veerham’s princess. It fits her much better than her former name.

I’ve always despised the heroines who, when the hero is being beaten up and injured, just scream and whimper and cower in a corner, useless and just aggravating. Chamonix is not a fighter, not like Red, but I wanted to illustrate how strength comes in many different forms. Chamonix received strength of character and faith, even if she can’t run very far without having an asthma attack. No whiny, worthless heroines in this book.

While my male characters are easiest to write, the females are the opposite. I was pleased and grateful at how Chamonix turned out, because it was difficult to really nail her character. She wasn’t sassy like Red, didn’t have Carter’s issues, and, on top of that, she was a princess. I didn’t want her to be rebellious, as is often the case where princesses are portrayed. But I also didn’t want her to be doormat and incapable of thinking for herself.

Fan Art

The incredibly-talented K.R. Mattson made my day when she surprised me with these fan art pictures (my first ever!). She really nailed Red’s and Chamonix’s personalities. (And that wolf and cardinal!)

Redwyn Deathan, drawn by K.R. Mattson

Chamonix Seyden, Drawn by K.R. Mattson

You can learn more about these crazy characters by going to the inspiration board. If you dislike strong female characters who know how to think for themselves (without the current feminist garbage), an overt faith element, and clean romance, IRON is not the book for you

Also, be sure to visit the character interviews! (Linked to in tour schedule)

What’s Next?

I am currently working on Denton’s story, which has yet to receive a definitive name. I will have it up on Goodreads late next week, Lord willing. You can see what I have of the inspiration board here. All I can tell you regarding the story is the first chapter breaks my heart.

The main female character in this little novella has sisters–and they need names! If you have suggestions, drop them in a comment.

I have another little prequel up my sleeve (here’s a hint: the characters’ names begin with C and I…and you meet them in IRON.) But I need a fairytale for them. Let me know your favorite fairytales! Those who provide the tale that I will use will be mentioned in the Acknowledgements.


There’s still time to sign up for the giveaway if you haven’t already.


An autographed paperback if the winner is a U.S. resident. Ebook if international.


An ebook in PDF or Epub format.

Enter Here.


You can find the tour schedule here.

Once again, thank you to everyone who helped make this tour possible, and thank you to the lovely commenters. The giveaway winners will be contacted next week.

Which are you partial to: boisterous female characters or quieter ones? What elements/themes do you think are crucial to fairytale retellings? Which of these would you like to see more of?

*all graphics plus the cover designed by Mountain Peak Edits & Design

IRON Launch Tour: Introduction + Behind the Scenes

Welcome to “IRON’s” launch tour. I am the exhausted author/host, Madisyn Carlin.


IRON isn’t:

1) A general market “clean” book.

2) A magical fairy tale retelling.

3) Light and fluffy.

4) YA (Young Adult).

IRON is:

1) A Christian Fantasy.

2) Nonmagical.

3) Deep. Different from DECEIVED and not near as intense as SR, but still deep because it deals with human trafficking.

4) NA (New Adult).

5) A story with three (3) POVs in the organized, structural I always follow.


Genre: Christian Fantasy/Fairytale Retelling


Enforcing justice comes with a price.

Detective Redwyn “Red” Deathan will stop at nothing to uncover those behind the ruthless kidnappings of multiple children. But things are not as they seem, and Red’s efforts are thwarted at every turn. With each discovery the danger grows, putting Red and the lives of those she cares about at risk. Can she reveal the mastermind’s identity before she herself becomes a target?

Paperback coming soon.


Madisyn Carlin is a Christian, homeschool graduate, blogger, voracious bookdragon, and author. When not spending time with her family or trekking through the mountains, she weaves tales of redemption, faith, and action.

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Why “IRON” for the title?

I originally chose IRON due to the original blurb, but since that ended up not making the cut, I used it to signify an extremely pivotal moment in the book–specifically for Red. You’ll have to read the book to find out which scene. 😉

Why the cover?

I received some comments (and saw some) about how the cover did not look like a fairytale retelling. I concur with that. It doesn’t. But it does fit IRON.

The cover was originally a filler, but Mom saw it, asked if it was the actual cover, and that’s how this book received the cover it has.

Why a Cinderella Retelling?

When the first seeds of IRON were planted, I had Redwyn investigating different fairytales, but from the moment I put fingers to the keyboard, the story took a different direction. I found myself writing a Cinderella retelling, but it also went beyond a fairytale retelling. Serious themes were incorporated, new characters were introduced without my planning them (Ward being one of them), and the book took a completely different direction.

IRON went from being a novella to a word count of almost 100,000.

I wanted IRON to be short, around 40,000. Well, 40,000 came and went, and I upped the word count to 65,000. The same thing happened to 75,000 and 85,000. By the time I wrote, The End, IRON was at 97,500 words.

IRON wasn’t supposed to be self-published.

I began IRON in 2019 with the intent to submit it. That did not happen, and only when I first collaborated with a fellow writer in early 2022 did I contemplate returning to IRON. It went from being a half-baked idea to being a long, long book.

IRON was my first fairytale retelling attempt.

My second attempt is the first book in a side-series to The Redwyn Chronicles. If you read the book and thought there were only four kingdoms and one continent, think again. This side-series has a Celtic, Viking-ish feel, and I’ll give you a hint: the first book is a Beauty and the Beast retelling, complete with wyrms, missing legs, and nefarious siblings.


If you like thick paperback books, you don’t want to miss out on an opportunity to win IRON .

Giveaway Information

First Place Prize:

An Autographed Paperback if winner is U.S. resident. If the winner is an international resident, then they win an ebook.

Second Place Prize:

An Ebook in the reader’s choice of Mobi or epub.

For an extra entry point, comment and tell me your favorite fairytale and/or fairytale retelling!


Monday, September 26  

Madisyn Carlin | Introduction + Behind the Scenes 

Vanessa Hall | Book Spotlight + Review 

Quilling in the Pines | Book Review 

Saraina | Character Interview + Book Spotlight 

Tuesday, September 27 

Kristina Hall | Book Review 

Tower in the Plains | Book Spotlight 

Wednesday, September 28 

Joy C. Woodbury | Book Review 

Allie Jo Anderson | Character Interview 

The Bookdragon’s Alcove | Book Spotlight 

Thursday, September 29 

Neath the Hackberry Reading Club | Book Review 

Quilling in the Pines | Author Interview 

Christine Smith | Book Spotlight 

Friday, September 30 

Saraina | Book Review 

Rainy Day Writer | Character Interview + Book Spotlight 

Of Blades and Thorns | Book Spotlight 

Saturday, October 1 

Madisyn Carlin | Meet the Characters + Wrapup 

Old-fashioned Book Love | Book Review 

Penny Zeller | Saturday Spotlight 

Shattered Reflection + Broken Mirrors Cover Reveals

I’m excited to announce Shattered Reflection is part of the Broken Mirrors retelling collection, which releases this December.

What is Broken Mirrors?

The Broken Mirrors are six retellings of The Snow Queen by six different authors. You don’t want to miss any of them!

The blog tour runs December 19-24. We’d love for you to join us in celebrating the release of these frosty retellings. To learn more about the Broken Mirrors ARC options and the blog tour, go here. (Details are being added as you read this, so if there aren’t any up when you visit the page, check back later.)

SR1 is the monster of the group, meaning it’s significantly longer than the others. What else can you expect, though? The Snow Queen is a long, long story and SR1 has five povs.

*Please consider promoting more than just the one person you came here for. The point of a multi-author release is getting as many eyes on as many books as possible.

It’s Prize Time

Yep. There are some fantastic prizes up for grabs.

How to Enter (copied directly from Kendra Ardnek):

Now, the giveaway – like last year, we have two prizes for y’all to earn, two different ways, this next week only!

Method 1: Preorder all six books and email your receipt to me at This week only, they are all just 99 cents each, so grab ’em now!

Method 2: Share all six covers on your blog, Instagram, tumblr, newsletter, Facebook, etc, and send me a link to the same address. (though, if you’re sharing on Instagram stories, make sure I am tagged @fairytalearista and message me telling me that it’s an entry, before emailing me.) I have a folder of graphics and metadata for you to use – and more graphics will be added soon, I just haven’t finished them yet.!AjAmS-99p507gbNiJfX5DafQNiP8ag?e=FOUUPi


For doing one task: A PDF with a first peek at the first chapter of all six Broken Mirrors.

For doing both tasks: A free full ebook from one of our backlogs. The list you can choose from will be compiled shortly. You will still receive the first chapters as well.

The main page, blog tour sign-up, and ARC request form, will be compiled and added shortly.

Blogger’s note: IRON is included in this!


To be honest, I never expected this book to be fully written, let alone published. I wrote the first 18,000 words up camping, surrounded by squirrels, gray jays, lodgepole pines, allergies, and the fresh, clean mountain air. Then I tabled the story until, in January 2022, a random act of recklessness convinced me to try another go.

I ended up putting down 113,000 words in three months.

SR1 also landed me promises of death threats from beta readers (I have no idea why).

It releases December 21st.

The Official Blurb:

Can hope be found for four shattered souls?

Princess Nordica Icerri’s crown will be purchased with blood—her blood. Now the sole heir to the throne, she is determined to be the queen the Snowlands deserve, but that comes with a price: a numbed heart and soul. Only when she meets kidnapped physician Loren Alocer does Nordica allow herself to hope she can become queen without completely losing herself. But not everyone wants what’s best for the Snowlands, and Nordica’s upcoming rule is compromised at every turn. Can the criminal physician—and his faith—thaw Nordica’s heart, or is she destined to be the heartless queen she is being forced to become?

War shattered not only Breac Finson’s heart, but his faith as well. Tired of fighting, Breac only wants to be left alone, but his efforts are for naught when a friend calls in a favor. He soon finds himself in an unexpected alliance with Layree Alocer, a woman determined to find her wrongfully-kidnapped brother at all costs. Can a broken soldier help right a wrong—and find his faith again in the process?

Sides must be chosen and loyalties will be tested as a new war approaches. Can broken lives be mended in time to help save the Snowlands, or is evil already too deeply embedded?

Ebook Preorder sale: (Because I’ll be upping this little monstrosity’s price after release day.)

Add on Goodreads:

If you can’t participate in the blog tour, but would still like to ARC read SR1, go here: SR1 ARC Form. There is no rush at all, but if your review comes in before November 10th, I can put it in a “What Readers are Saying” page.

Fun Facts about SR1:

This was the first concept/aesthetic board I made.

Some things have changed (singular reflection, no wolf, and the tagline are different), but the concept remains. Betas will know who the characters are. (To see the cast of characters, go here.)

First Line:

For three years he’d worked to lock away the past, to keep it hidden and out of sight, thought, and memory.

Random Line:

Tandri gasped. “I am a perfect influence, thank you.”

Random Quote:

“Look, kid. I’m just an honest swindler trying to make a living.”

Notable Typos:

“A book to to the ribs.”

And calling my character “Mucus” instead of “Marcus”. (My poor, sweet boy. He didn’t deserve that.)

Why am I calling it “SR1”?

Because I’m weird and every book title in this series has the initials of S. R. . Thus, SR1.

This books is nothing like Frozen. I despise that movie.

This post does not adequately convey my excitement. I have waited so long for this day and I love this story dearly.

Have you ever read a fairy tale retelling? Which ones? Which was your favorite? Have you ever read the original Snow Queen story? If not, you should. It’s one of my favorites. What about SR1? Are you looking forward to it? What about the other books in the tour? Which ones catch your eye?

Unfortunate Events: Authors Interview

I just realized I’m a day late (I honestly thought I was scheduled today) and I feel horrible. My deepest apologies to the authors.

Today I am spotlighting Unfortunate Events and inviting you to an interview between myself and the Sisters Three, who collaborated on this book. They must truly be ingenious, because I can’t fathom how difficult it would be writing a book with others.

We have the spotlight first, then about the authors, and finally, saving the best for last, the interview.


Book Info:

Genre: Young Adult Christian Fantasy/Action/Adventure

Authors: Kaytlin, Marisa, & Jaiden Phillips

Cover Art: Jaiden Phillips


Lies are worn as masks, darkness threatens, and fear spreads like fire.

Mazleah has lost its Crowned Prince and the kingdom stands on the edge of ruin. When Kahtan Faber is forced into the King’s army life as he knew it collapses. Thrust onto a team with a brogue-speaking street boy, a secretive lordling, and his hometown bully, Kahtan quickly learns what it means to be alone. As a Blacksmith’s son who has never wielded a blade, he’s nothing more than a failure to those around him.

But when secrets about his teammates are revealed, secrets that could shake Mazleah to its core, Kahtan must decide whether to stand with his team or with his country. Although nothing in Mazleah is ever that simple.

Book Links:

Goodreads Book Link: Unfortunate Events | Goodreads

Amazon Link: Unfortunate Events (The Dragon Prince Chronicles Book 1) – Kindle edition |


Kaytlin, Marisa, & Jaiden Phillips are a homeschool writing trio of sisters more often known as Sisters Three. They reside in the mountains of Western North Carolina where they spend their time hiking, reading, writing, and spending time with their family.

Author Links:

You can include as many or as few of the links as you want, the main ones to include are the blog and newsletter which can be found under the Group links.


Linktree (Including all Kayti’s links):


Pinterest: Pinterest

Goodreads Author Profile: Marisa Phillips (Author of Unfortunate Events) | Goodreads


Pinterest: Pinterest

Goodreads Author Profile: Jaiden Phillips (Author of Unfortunate Events) | Goodreads



Group Goodreads Account: Sisters Three | Goodreads



What is your go-to space for writing?

Rissy and Jaidie’s room, Kayti’s room is too…so we write in Rissy and Jaidie’s room almost every evening between 9 and 10 PM.

What is your favorite genre to read?

We don’t have a favorite…lol…we’ll read in just about any genre, it’s more the story than the genre that’s gonna judge whether we like it or not.

Words of wisdom for those who are just starting out on the writing path?

Stay true to what God has laid on your heart. Listen to the advice of those who know more than you do. Never sacrifice your style for the rules of today (because honestly, most of the published books we’ve read don’t follow all the rules we’ve been told we should follow…lol…). Write what is laid on your heart, seek God’s heart for your story, and be brave enough to take that leap of faith!

What is your least favorite part of the writing process?

When you have no ideas like it’s just blank up top for no apparent reason…and editing. Editing is just too much like work…lol…Parts of editing are fun but you can only read your own book so many times before it drives you insane.

What is your favorite part of the writing process?

Probably the first and second drafts, first because we just get to write and not really worry about anything, and the second because we’re not really editing we’re more of adding to the story!

Do you focus on one project at a time or do you have multiple projects going simultaneously?

One project at a time, that’s funny…lol…We work on at least three as a group and usually have two each as personal projects. We’d go crazy if we weren’t working on something, so we keep several going at once!

What project(s) are you currently working on?

As a group we’re working on a YA dystopian focusing on three teens from very different lives, it’s been pretty fun! It is titled 5055 and we’re in the first draft. We’re also rewriting an old fantasy project, it’s a little harder to work with but we’re making some progress! Then editing the second draft of The Dragon Prince Chronicles book 2!

And then we each have personal projects, mainly fantasies, though Kayti is working on a western. But we’ll spare everyone those details since most those have titles we’re not ready to reveal yet…lol…

How do you select the names of your characters?

Either pull from our ‘name book’ which is where we’ve collected a ton of cool names from varying sources like road signs, headstones, and movie credits. Or we pick a letter and then start saying names that start with that letter until we find one we like and feel fits the character. 🙂

Has there been one particular person who has been a major source of influence for one of your characters?

Not really, we have a big family so we’ve definitely pulled from all them, but not one more than the others, we don’t think.

Tea or coffee?

Niether…Hot chocolate is our hot drink of choice, we’d take tea if no hot chocolate was available. But we’d rather have cold sweat tea…lol…Southerners, sweat tea is practically in our blood. 🙂

Mountains or ocean?

Mountains hands down every time! We love our mountains and then mountains out west and just…yeah, mountains are awesome!

What inspired this series and the characters?

Well, the original idea (prologue) was born out of boredom, but we kept going with it because we wanted to know how it was going to turn out. We like dragons, okay, love dragons so writing a story where dragons played a sort of mysterious role appealed to us. There were a lot of things that played part in inspiring the story and we can’t, at this moment, pinpoint one.

The characters were in part inspired by our brothers, who are as opposite as opposite comes but somehow get along pretty well, most the time. So we based the easy bonds between the boys off our brothers. Master Finnick gets his wisdom from our dad, though Master Finnick’s harsh side probably came more from Dad’s dad. (We didn’t tell you this, but Papaw may seem harsh on the outside but he’s a big softy on the inside.)

On average, how long does it take you to write the first draft of a book?

Between 2 months and years…lol…it depends on whether we stick to the project. UF was written in 2 months but we have some books that we started over a year ago still waiting around for completion. But we’d say 2-10 months is the average.

How do you incorporate your faith into your writing?

Well, crazy as this sounds…we just write. We pray about it, know most the time that we want to incorporate it but we let God lead on how much and where. Sometimes the faith scenes sideline us and hit so hard we have a hard time keeping up, and other times they bleed in slowly. It really depends. Most, if not all, our books deal with redemption and so letting it ease it’s way naturally into the story is what works well for us.

Every writer has a message they want to impart to their readers. What is yours?

We really hope to convey an overwhelming sense of hope and purpose to our readers, that no matter what the world looks like God is here in control and He can make something beautiful from something shattered. Redemption and Forgiveness are other messages we love to deliver, and also that family is not defined by blood but rather by love. But overall we want our readers to see God in all we write.
What book of the Bible is your favorite? What makes this particular book your favorite?

There are way too many…um, we love reading the Psalms and Proverbs, Jonah and Ruth are a favorites. But there are so many good stories in the Gospels too! Honestly, we can’t pick.

Who is your favorite Biblical character?

We’ve always liked David, and Peter and Paul…just all have really empowering stories! 

How did you come to be a writer? Was this something that you always knew you were destined to be or did you arrive at this point via another path?

We think our dad knew we were destined to be writers before we ever though about it…lol…he was always encouraging us to write down stories and is why we started writing. He told us to write down a game we were playing because he said the storyline was good, so we did. And here we are 5 years later, still typing out muddled plots and praying our way through tough scenes.

We think the moment we realized this was what we wanted to do was when we finished our first book, the feeling of accomplishment was nice, but we also had more stories bouncing around our heads, more characters begging to be written and so we kept going!

Thanks for joining me, ladies. Congratulations on your latest release!


Monday, Sept. 12th

Sisters Three – Blog Tour Launch Announcement 

Joy C. Woodbury – Spotlight

Abbigail Befus – Review and Spotlight

Tuesday, Sept. 13th

Madisyn Carlin – Author Interview and Spotlight

Rose Q Addams – Review and Author Interview

Wednesday, Sept. 14th

The Introspective Introvert -Author Interview, Sneak Peek, and Spotlight

Saraina Whitney – Review and Sneak Peek

Vanessa Hall – Spotlight and Sneak Peek

Thursday, Sept. 15th

Old Fashioned Book Love – Review and Spotlight

Lorelei Angelino – Review and Spotlight

Jasmine – Review, Spotlight, Author Interview, and Character Interview

Victoria Marinette – Sneak Peek

Issabelle Perry – Goodreads Review

Friday, Sept 16th

Kristina Hall – Review and Sneak Peek

Vanessa Hall – Review

Saraina Whitney – Character Interview

Grace A. Johnson – Author Interview and Spotlight

Natalie Nordby – Review and Author Interview

Hailey Marshall – Author Interview

Sisters Three – End of Tour Post

Story Snippets

I usually aim for two posts a week. I wrote a book review earlier (I think it was Monday?) and was hoping to finish a “What’s the Difference” post or a post about constructive criticism in reviews, but I’m too tired to put much thought into anything right now.

So I’m doing something a bit different today.

Story Snippets! I want to know what you’re writing–tell me all about your writing project by dropping a snippet or a line/sentence or two from your current WIP(s). Or, if you’re not a writer, tell me what you’re reading. If you want to do both, please feel free to.

Below are a few snippets from my three WIPs plus a quote from my most recent read. The snippets have not been thoroughly polished, so there may be a few errors.


“There’re two of us and one of him. What can go wrong?”


One action-packed scene later:

Heavy breaths announced Denton’s presence. He looked as terrible as Carter felt, with multiple tears in his shirt and blood staining at least half the material. A long cut graced the right side of his jaw with another just above his left eye.

Carter glared. “This is why you never ask what can go wrong.”

“How was I to know someone wanted to use you for target practice?”

The Baker and the Bodyguard

Some explanation is required for this one. I want BatB to be a Redwyn Chronicles prequel novella. I haven’t written much on it, but it’s already promising to be hilarious.


Something burned in the kitchen, and it wasn’t her sister’s cooking.


Detectives did many things: snooped around, asked questions, wrote answers in notebooks, and used logic criminals hoped they’d forgotten.

What detectives did not do was play bodyguard. That was reserved for common law officers and soldiers and actual guards.

Kaden was not bodyguard material, nor was he interested in changing professions.

Officer Endstrom didn’t care. With his overabundance of mustache quivering and his round eyes narrowed to slits, he firmly reiterated that Kaden had just been demoted from detective to bodyguard.

Granted, he was still to investigate, but his primary job would be protecting a wilting flower who thought a slight cut merited fainting.

Shattered Reflection

Lord willing, this book will release later this year. The brave souls who beta’d this hodgepodge mess of a story will understand the significance of the first snippet. (And *cough* for you betas, I made things a smidge better for Marcus.)


“I forgive you.”


“You weren’t the only one who fought.”

“I didn’t see you on the battlefield.”

“I was on the council.”

“Which is just another way of saying you were too cowardly to pick up a sword and fight.”


“Our reflections are two-edged blades. We can look at ourselves and see, with humility, what God has created, or we can look and see ourselves as worthless because we do not live up to others’ standards.”

“What do you see when you look at your reflection?”

The simple question knocked the breath from him. He hadn’t thought about it through his time as a Night Guard. Afterward, he found himself unable to decide. Was he viewing his Maker’s craftsmanship or a man whose hands were stained by the blood of innocents and those he was unable to save?


Heaven help him. Three matchmakers were running amok through the palace.

I just finished ARC reading Forgotten Memories by Penny Zeller. I couldn’t contain my enthusiasm and posted my review early on Goodreads. Forgotten Memories is on a special preorder sale: the ebook is $0.99 only for preorder.

Cover Reveal: Unfortunate Events

Today is the cover reveal for Unfortunate Events, a collaborated story by Kaytlin, Marissa, and Jaiden Phillips, otherwise known as the Sisters Three.


Princes fall, a kingdom breaks, and lies arise.

Mazleah has lost its Crowned Prince and the kingdom stands on the edge of ruin. When Kahtan Faber is forced into the King’s army life as he knew it collapses. Thrust onto a team with a brogue-speaking street boy, a secretive lordling, and his hometown bully, Kahtan quickly learns what it means to be alone. As a Blacksmith’s son who has never wielded a blade, he’s nothing more than a failure to those around him.

But when secrets about his teammates are revealed, secrets that could shake Mazleah to its core, Kahtan must decide whether to stand with his team or with his country. Although nothing in Mazleah is ever that simple.

Lies are worn as masks, darkness threatens, and fear spreads like fire.



The sisters have some preorder goodies up for grabs. To enter, fill out this form.

The Goodies:

6 Character Cards

Early Access to the Unfortunate Events prologue

5 Phone Wallpaper Designs

4 Desktop Wallpaper Designs


Access to the YouTube Playlist!


You can learn all about the authors by going here (and be sure to check out the rest of their site!).

Author Interview with Stefanie Lozinski

Greetings, Everyone. Today, debut author Stefanie Lozinski is joining me for an author interview. Stefanie recently released her fantasy novel, Magnify.

First, let’s learn about Magnify.

Isn’t that cover just amazing?

The dragons have fled the skies.

A noble House is clinging to life.

The God of gods is rising.

As the Envoy of the Four Kingdoms, Wes has had his purpose decided since birth: sacrifice the treasures of the people to the dragon gods, and they will keep Kaveryth safe.

For five years, he’s been forced to watch his Kingdom fall into ruin while carrying an unbearable grief of his own. The Elders insist that they must continue to be faithful to the Dracodei, but Wes is beginning to doubt that their protectors are holding up their end of the bargain.

Despite his misgivings, he continues to fulfill his duty—until he meets a misunderstood dragon who offers him a choice for the first time in his life.

Will he have the courage to make the sacrifice that truly matters?

Storm & Spire is a young adult epic fantasy series, perfect for readers who enjoy fast-paced storytelling, fantastical lands, and devious dragons.


What is your favorite genre to read?

I’m a fantasy author, but my favorite genre to read actually isn’t fantasy – it’s mystery and thriller! I am sucker for fast-paced action and great plot twists. I think my addiction to reading those genres has really helped my fantasy writing, as I’m less prone to long flowery paragraphs, info dumping, and the like. That said, I still read and love fantasy!

Words of wisdom for those who are just starting out on the writing path?

I have 1 tip that has been lifechanging for me as a writer: Stop in the middle of the action when you’re drafting. I am a pretty type A, organized type of person, it’s just how my brain works. My natural tendency is to find a “natural stopping point”. Sometimes I still do, and I have to remind myself, no, I have to stop while I’m still excited about the next line! I try to stop mid-scene. I’ve even stopped mid-sentence before! Ernest Hemingway famously did this. I’ve never read one of his books, but I think this is the best writing advice I’ve ever received. It makes it infinitely easier (for me, anyway, but I would argue you have nothing to lose trying it) for me to start back up tomorrow when I already knew what was next. I do leave myself frazzled notes with no punctuation about what’s next, if I fear I’m going to forget, but that’s it.

What is your least favorite part of the writing process?

Unless we count formatting or fighting with IngramSpark or talking to Bluehost customer support chat for the fifth time, I’d have to say line editing. It’s tedious, and I always make the same mistakes, lol. A big offender: I slip Canadian spellings into my books and have to fix them for my primarily American audience. Over and over. Y’all say “forward” instead of “forwards”?!

Every writer has a message they want to impart to their readers. What is yours?

I love this question.  I feel like the “what” is easy – for my Storm & Spire epic fantasy series, I really think the core theme is “love is sacrifice, and sacrifice is love”. It’s been really neat to explore that. The hard part is knowing how to speak that truth in a way that doesn’t try to preach to the reader. I want them to experience the theme through the eyes of my main character and have that idea really come to life.

What inspired this series and the characters?

I don’t have any brilliant exact moment where I was like, woah, here’s a book I want to write. But I find myself subtly inspired by my day to day life. Sometimes that inspiration isn’t even something I realize until after I’ve written it. One of my friends actually pointed out how my book discusses the issue of how faith leaders can sin and really disappoint us, and I was like, oh, it does? I didn’t mean it to, but she was right! 

So I feel like it’s kind of like that with my main character, Wes Cervos (the secondary main character is a dissident dragon called Celesyria, who is just a blast to write). I’m still getting to know him, and I’m sure by the time the series is complete I’ll find a lot of the influences that I used without realizing I was doing it.

How do you incorporate your faith into your writing?

This is such a difficult question, because I’m still figuring it out. It’s hard. You kind of have to decide, “Am I a Christian writing fiction, or am I writing Christian fiction?” because there are subtle differences. I’m kind of in the middle. But I will say that my faith permeates me as a person, and that comes out in everything I do, even if it’s in a subtle way.

A lot of the core themes in Magnify (Storm & Spire Book 1) are drawn from the Old Testament, though if a reader doesn’t know the Bible well they may not pick up on it! I was reading and thinking about how the Israelites worshiped these false idols made of metal and stone and wood, and some part of my brain was like… “What if there was a society that worshiped dragons?” and went from there. Another big thing is corruption among religious leaders, and how we have to navigate that and still trust in God and in authorities that He has put over us despite their sins, weakness, imperfections, and even their evil at times. Because I think most Christians have struggled with that in some way, and it’s really a tough thing to navigate.

What project(s) are you currently working on?

I’m deeply into plotting the second book in my Storm & Spire series. I’m almost done, and once I get there I think the drafting will move fairly fast, as I ended up with a pretty intense outline this time around. I am hoping to get it out this fall, but I can’t make any big promises yet, haha.

How do you get inspiration to write?

Honestly, I’m very practical about this. I don’t worry about it. I just get up at 430 in the morning (so I can be awake before my kids – this is especially important since I homeschool my 6 year old, so everyone is always here) and I sit at my laptop and I WRITE! It’s work, it’s work I love, but it’s work. I can’t afford to wait for some mercurial muse to wander by. That said, there is an element to my writing that I really do think is connected to the Holy Spirit. I call it “falling into the hole”, which is such an unromantic name for something beautiful, but that’s just how my mind thinks about it. I don’t wait for that feeling when I’m writing, I have to write first, but the more I write, the more it happens. The words just come, and it’s like I’m playing a song rather than puzzling out a story.

It’s kind of like prayer – it’s up to God whether or not He wants to give you happy/peaceful/pleasant feelings and emotions. You can pray well even when you don’t “feel it”, and for me that’s really helped me on my tough writing days, too. Because the people who become successful authors are those who know how to write when they have no emotional desire to do it. I commit to being there and I trust that God will bring me to that “fall into the hole” feeling, at least once in a while. 🙂

Thank you, Stefanie, for joining me!

Readers, have you read Magnify yet? What piece of advice helped you?