Worlds of Fiction

Where to Begin the Adventure…

The Chronicles of the Twelve Realms series is young adult (YA) fantasy fiction. Specifically, it is low fantasy set in a medieval-type era.

Magic is long dead in the Twelve Realms. At least this is what most believed until an innocent young woman becomes the obsession of a man who defies time by stealing the only thing that sustains his life: true beauty.

But this is just the beginning. Evil is never far. If it does not rage as a storm, it lurks in the shadows, plotting and planning our demise as surely as the light comes with the dawn.

Follow Princess Caityn, Prince Theiandar, and a host of other dynamic characters.

Be tested by trials of strength and courage. For when hope is found beyond your understanding, that’s where the magic happens.

And because there’s always room for more good stories, come along on the ongoing adventure of the first of many (I’m sure) Twelve Realms Novellas:

Ismene and Othniel

A Twelve Realms Prequel: Ismene & Othniel

I’m adding this to the blog and Wattpad, one chapter a time for you to enjoy as I write it!

Rachael Ritchey


What can I possibly say about myself that would make you think, “Man oh man! This woman is the coolest cat this side of the Mississippi!” (and yes, I did spell that in my head with some snakes and humpbacks….) Actually, I’m not old enough to use ‘cool cat’ as a phrase. Is that appropriation? If it is, I’m in trouble. I have also been known to throw out a ‘that’s lit!’ here and there, and no that is not in reference to a piece of literature. I find myself avoiding ‘shipping’ which is probably bad since that is often used in conjunction with character relationships in books. Oops. My bad. I’m from the ‘whatever’ generation, and I still remember how I used to school my mom in her utter inability to say it right. Haha

Sooooo, yeah. I love words. I don’t always use them properly, and I love learning new ones. Where’s the fun in having a vocabulary limited to only four expletives? Darn it all!

I have four kids, and I’m a super cool mom who is also, “not cool, Mom!” It’s a matter of pride to be considered weird. I lean toward being conservative, but I ask a lot of questions and love learning new things. I wish I had the corner on knowledge, but something motherhood has unequivocally taught me is how much I really don’t know!

I love encouraging young writers and wish I’d not forsaken my love of writing after graduating high school. I spent a lot of years wondering what I missed, and it took saying goodbye to my foster daughter for me to come back here, to the written word. That’s a-whole-nother story, but it’s what brought me back to writing. And just like I like in stories, it has an almost altogether happy ending.

If you wonder what keeps me writing, it’s the love of the craft. I never stop learning and pursuing further education. Beyond my love of exploring imagination and humanity, my writing is powered by coffee, love, and a little sleep. Nothing makes me happier than hearing from fellow readers and writers!

Now, you probably didn’t come here to listen to me wax poetic about the past…

Or if you’re here for something other than the magical Twelve Realms series, you might like:

The eclectic blog — About Rachael — Indie Pub: How to Not Get Overwhelmed


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