Reinventing the Wheel

There are too many times as writers where we feel stuck. This past summer, I would not have said, I feel stuck. I had actually accomplished a lot of writing, working myself into the third edits of my first novel. Yet, something felt lacking. Before I even began writing my novel, I had dropped by …

Welcome to Tengoku

The Latest News on Of Rebels and Ruin (R&R), Book One Welcome to Tengoku- Are you ready for your next great adventure? By Shannon Rivera   From its inception, the world of Tengoku was always larger than life. The Shadow and Mist series has taken many years of planning, prepping, and drafting, rethinking, reimagining, and rewriting. …

December Interview with Deliaria Davis and Other News

I hope everyone had a fantastic holiday this year! For my family and I, we had a fabulous but busy holiday season. I had many grand plans to write extra blog posts and fill my hours with nothing but writing, however, real life didn’t allow for this to happen. Aside from the hustle and bustle …

Catching up with Suzanna J. Linton

-Author Interview Series- Catching up with Suzanna J. Linton by Shannon Leigh Rivera   Suzanna J. Linton is a fantasy author. Her published works include Clara, Clara’s Return, and Willows of Fate. I caught up with Suzanna earlier this month to find out how she has been since the release of Clara’s Return back in …

Blog World Tour- YA/NA Author Abbie Silk

Blog World Tour- YA/NA Authors by Shannon Leigh Rivera   This month my spotlight YA/NA author is Abbie Silk. Abbie Silk lives in a world of books, both adult and YA fantasy. She writes short stories and is writing a YA fantasy novel, Dancing in the Past. For this interview, I am talking to Abbie …

My Top Ten Books Every Professional Writer Should Own

Professional Writers Post: My Top Ten Books Every Professional Writer Should Own By Shannon Leigh Rivera For those of us who write, whether it be novels or short stories, news articles or blog posts, there is a never-ending supply of books written to help us achieve more. Those achievements could come in the form of …

Fortune, Glory, and Death

  Fortune, Glory, and Death   Thick moats of dust clotted the air, swirling about Ya’Zi’s head as he collapsed onto his knees in the dirt.  Breathing heavily, the suffocating smell of unwashed bodies and iron settled deep into his lungs and he instinctively covered his mouth to keep himself from gagging. His muscles felt …

Forlorn Part V

It was dark by the time the King had left the woods near Saoirse’s home, headed down the mountain to the valley below where Liam’s home and people were waiting for his return. The men who stayed behind with Liam were settled around a small fire just to the south of the witch’s abode. Feeling …

Next Stage: Graduation in Two Weeks!

Next Stage: Graduation in Two Weeks! I know I haven’t posted anything the last few weeks and I hope that you will all forgive me for that. I have been really focusing on my last two classes as I finish out my final courses before graduation. As of today, I have fifteen days until I …