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. …

YA/NA Blog World Tour

Young Adult and New Adult Blog World Tour: Trin Carl by Shannon Leigh Rivera   Trin Carl is a YA Fiction writer working on her literary novella “Oh Brother”. She plans on releasing more novels in the future. Trin has a degree in English from Metropolitan State University and works as a substitute teacher in …

It’s NaNo Time!

National Novel Writing Month: It’s NaNo Time! by Shannon Leigh Rivera November means a lot of things—turkey, football, and pumpkin pie. For those of us who write, the month of November means National Novel Writing Month (or NaNoWriMo.) It is a month-long writing ‘competition’ where writers from around the world get together (introvert style) and …

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 …

Forlorn- Part VII

“Careful!” Saoirse motioned to a patch of half-submerged land that no longer looked safe to stand on. Curls of waterlogged heather poked through the top of the water, waving their delicate blossoms like a siren’s song. Liam stiffened and wiped the corner of his brow, throwing his former betrothed a glare of relief and frustration. …

Summer, Sickness, and my Interview with Sue Seabury!

Hey, Fantasy Fix fans! It’s been a long, hot summer full of strange and unusual events happening, not just around the world, but in my corner of it. Besides graduation, which was the beginning of June, I have been busy with family and school (with my kids). As many of you know, I am a …

Voice and Style: How to be Unique in a Sea of Storytellers

Voice and Style: How to be Unique in a Sea of Storytellers By Shannon Leigh Rivera   “If it sounds like writing, I rewrite it. Or, if proper usage gets in the way, it may have to go. I can’t allow what we learned in English composition to disrupt the sound and rhythm of the …

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 …

Be Yourself, No Copycats Allowed

Be Yourself, No Copycats Allowed by Shannon Leigh Rivera There are so many authors worth admiring these days. Not just for their wonderful stories, but for the hard work and dedication that they have put into their craft. However, because there are so many wonderful storytellers out there, a lot of writers have it in …