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*******UPDATE! Interested in the preorder giveaway for IN THE JADED GROVE? Details HERE Open Internationally!********

Early 2020, I was a part of an anthology which featured a standalone portal fantasy novel I wrote. I got the rights back for it in December (yay!). The organizers had a word count maximum I had to abide by at the time, which limited some of my worldbuilding. I’m happy to report, now that it’s back in my hands, I’ve expanded the book, gave it another round of revisions, a new title, and a gorgeous new cover!

Cover illustration by the amazing Jenny Zemanek!

The book is available for preorder right now!

Release April 15th!

You can grab your copy here on Amazon

About the book:

Simith of Drifthorn is tired of war. After years of conflict between the Thistle court and the troll kingdom, even a pixie knight known for his bloodlust longs for peace. Hoping to secure a ceasefire, Simith arranges a meeting with the troll king—and is ambushed instead. Escape lies in the Jaded Grove, but the trees of the ancient Fae woodland aren’t what they seem, and in place of sanctuary, Simith tumbles through a doorway to another world.

Cutting through her neighbor’s sunflower farm in Skylark, Michigan, Jessa runs into a battle between creatures straight out of a fantasy novel. Only the blood is very real. When a lone fighter falls to his attackers, Jessa intervenes. She’s known too much death to stand idly by, but an act of kindness leads to consequences even a poet like her couldn’t imagine.

With their fates bound by magic, Simith and Jessa must keep the strife of his world from spilling into hers—except the war isn’t what it appears and neither are their enemies. Countless lives depend on whether they can face the truths of their pasts and untangle the web of lies around them. But grief casts long shadows, and even their deepening bond may not be enough to save them from its reach.

Note: All stories in the Kindred Realms series are written as standalone books and can be read in any order.

Amazon & Goodreads

A Classroom Library Campaign

*******UPDATE! The project has been fully funded (woo hoooo!) but you still have a chance to get one of the swag packs. Details HERE********

In celebration of the release, I’ve set up exclusive gifts for you! But I’m doing something different this time because the world has been awful, so let’s accomplish some good together ♥

This is open internationally!

First, the goodies:

  • A 5×7 “In the Jaded Grove” Art Print (Exclusive design by Dreamy&Co)
  • 2 Bookish Stickers
  • 1 Double-Sided Bookmark
  • 1 Signed Author Bookplate

How can you get a swag pack?

You are not required to buy the book

(though obviously that’s allowed lol)

I’m asking you to help me fund the 8th grade classroom library for a Michigan public school teacher.

You all know how important reading is. This English teacher uses her classroom to inspire the kids to read for fun and has set up a campaign via Donors Choose (a secure site and not-for-profit corp) to buy new books for the in-class library.

What to do:

  • Donate $5.00 (five dollars) to this project via Donors Choose HERE
  • And that’s it! Easy peasy!
Mrs. Medendorp’s 8th Grade Classroom

From the Donors Choose website:
“Homework That Will Change Your Life – Reading for Fun!

“Help me give my students high-interest books to motivate them to do their only homework, reading a chosen novel!

“My Project

From the first day of school, my students know that their only homework in my class is to read a chosen novel for at least twenty minutes each night. With pandemic stress, family obligations, social lives, and homework in their other courses, students honestly have a hard time setting aside reading time; therefore, it is imperative that I create that time for them.”

Read more at Donors Choose: https://bit.ly/3aGBka5

She only needs $346 to fund her project.

Together, I know we can do this!

If you’re in a place to contribute, I hope you will. It’s been a dark year, especially for kids. Let’s add a little light where we can – and reward yourself with some bookish goodies at the same time!