When I was about 14, my brother gave me a copy of The Blue Sword by Robin McKinley for my birthday. It was my first foray into fantasy novels, and the beginning of an incredible stage of my life. I absolutely fell in love with the genre, and for many years would read almost nothing else. There have been other genre addictions (historical fiction, chick lit, and that time where if it didn’t say “Stephen King” on the cover I wouldn’t touch it), but fantasy has got to be the longest running and most influential one for me.
Shortly after my addiction started, I decided I would write a fantasy novel. I had always loved to write and had notebooks full of poetry, so this wasn’t so much of a stretch…except that I hadn’t written anything of that length before and really had no idea how to go about it. I wrote the first chapter, and there my dream died for many many years.
Earlier this year I decided to revive that old dream. I have long since lost that first chapter, which might be a good thing because I’m sure it’s terrible. The story has evolved quite a bit, but nevertheless I am thrilled to be releasing The Wanderer’s Guide to Dragon Keeping at the end of this month! Be sure to visit my Facebook page to pre-order!
Now here’s a special treat for my fantastic followers: COVER REVEAL!
Welcome to The Wanderer’s Guide to Dragon Keeping. You no doubt have stumbled upon this book due to a great need, whether realized or otherwise. You are a very select individual, placed in a very exclusive position of responsibility. Dragon keeping is not for the faint of heart.
Aubrey Goodknight is alone. Orphaned at a young age, she long ago stopped believing in the fantasies and mythical creatures she had so loved as a child. When she’s diagnosed with breast cancer, she’s certain things couldn’t be more desolate. That is, until she stumbles across The Wanderer’s Guide to Dragon Keeping, which changes her life completely. Raising a baby dragon in a modern, non-magical world isn’t a challenge she’s sure she’s up to. Now, Aubrey must learn that seeing isn’t always believing, but believing can be the most powerful kind of magic.
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