Now that my active phase with all the books I’ve published is over, they’re a thing of the past and I look at them mostly to see if there’s still something that isn’t explained. Why did I write it that way? What does this character mean? Things I didn’t think about when I was actually writing.
For Facets of Fantasy Collector’s Edition, there were a lot of character dynamics that are noticeable. Brynea and Ferdinand’s relationship and why it’s in the story; why Violet is unusually solitary and doesn’t mind having almost no friends, which is strange for a teenage girl; and the whole odd social setup of Milland, its outdated, shady politics and a charmless king with unexplainedly poor manners.
The truth is that Brynea is trying to alert Karl to something, but she's not a very good communicator and she can't get anyone to understand her. She's also a scaredy-cat about revealing things that might jeopardize her job at the court and so she often reverts to talking about her boyfriend instead.
Violet isn't a typical girl. That's the reason for her behavior. She likes to drift into places with an intention of supervising them, especially if people are up to mischief. Probably a useful person to have as a daughter if you own a huge old house with huge gardens that are hard to watch over. Of course she won't admit she's that bossy and prefers to describe herself as shy and having little social ability.
And Alyce . . . well, I still don't have an explanation for Milland. A lot of it is very fishy, you know. :)
And there will be more updates.
Singing, dreaming, telling stories . . . I live surrounded by cultivated fields that rapidly give way to wild flowers, wild plants, and wild life. I love to write more than I love to read, but nothing equals a book that draws me in to find its story. Most recently publication: A Year with the Harrisons, a contemporary comedy about three sisters and a family mystery. Next year's publication: Temmark Osteraith, a futuristic fairy-tale adventure.