Adventure Story Contest, My Writing Journey

Announcing the Winners of the ASF Short Story Contest!

*Before you do anything else, push play on this video. You will want Victory music playing while you enjoy the inaugural ASF Short Story Contest results!* Back in November, I got this hairbrained idea to put together a short story contest based off a book cover I'd randomly been designing just for kicks. I put some… Continue reading Announcing the Winners of the ASF Short Story Contest!

My Writing Journey

#BlogBattle Stories: Moon

How’s your story coming? BlogBattle: Moon is in full swing, and you still have time to write and post a short piece of fiction. You are welcome to join at any time! I’m looking forward to connecting with you, and so is the rest of the Blog Battle team! 🙂

Don’t forget to check out these stories that have already been posted. Maybe there’s some great inspiration in there for you. And there’s definitely some friends on this list of writers. ❤



Stories are already pouring in, but it’s not too late! Post your story to your blog and link it to the prompt post or in the comments here! We’ll add it to the list!

August 2018 Blog Battle Entries

“What is the Moon Made of?” by Geoff Lepard

“To the Moon and Back” by Melanie A. Peters

“Moon” by Carrie-Anne Thomas

“The Romantic Camping Holiday” by Lucy Mitchell

“Treatment” by The Dark Netizen

“One More Round” by David M. Williamson

“My Silver Lady” by Anita Dawes & Jaye Marie


Who’s next? Post your story by the 30th to have it added here!

Read. Share. Encourage. Enjoy!

Updated Tuesdays & the 30th

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Adventure Story Contest, Other Authors

ASF #shortstory Winner Interview!

How could so much time have already passed since our Adventure Scifi & Fantasy Short Story Contest winners were announced? Somehow the months have flown by, but I hope you haven't forgotten about the winners! Today you get to learn more about our first place winner: RJ Rodda! I'm so pleased to have gotten the… Continue reading ASF #shortstory Winner Interview!

My Writing Journey

#BlogBattle: Moon

#BlogBattle is Baaaaack! Yes! Here’s August’s word! Get writing. Any ideas for what you’re going to write? Do you have a favorite genre? Let me know in the comments! Let’s get busy! 🙂



August 2018 Blog Battle

Our word this month is:


Any photos included with the prompt are only for your benefit as a pinch of inspiration. They don’t need to dictate your theme or story genre. Only the Word of the Month counts! Photos are thanks to various photographers from

You can start writing at any time, but make sure you post your story by the 30th of the month to have it considered for Top Story by your friendly, incorrigible encouraging Blog Battle admins!

Once you’ve posted your story to your blog, put a link to it in the comments section, and we’ll add your story to the Battle Stories Line-up post.

Make sure to check back and read some of the stories of your fellow battlers. Leave comments to encourage these writers, and share each other’s stories!

The battler whose story is chosen in a given month…

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Other Authors

Faeries of Myrnius by Claire M. Banschbach is getting a Book 2!

Here's your sneak peek at the cover of Book 2 in the Faeries of Myrnius by Claire M. Banschbach ~***~ One prince. Two brothers. Three companions to prevent a sorcerer from destroying the faeries. Prince Killian has always known he’s different. It’d be impossible to miss the whispers of an age-old family curse, to ignore… Continue reading Faeries of Myrnius by Claire M. Banschbach is getting a Book 2!

My Writing Journey

Author Spotlight – Rachael Ritchey

Have you seen this yet? Such a great Spotlight for Chronicles and me. ❤ Thanks to L.M. Nelson for the beautiful shout out!



Author Spotlight

This week’s second author spotlight shines on someone I hold near and dear to my heart. Young Adult author and book designer, Rachael Ritchey.

rachaelRachael is a writer and book designer for indie authors. She mainly writes YA fantasy fiction, but you can find her dabbling in scifi and contemporary genres too. She has a passion for beautiful books, so book cover and interior designing are high on her list of enjoyable hobbies. When she’s not writing, working on design, spending time with her four kids and husband, homeschooling her youngest, reading a book, or watching movies, Rachael can be found enjoying one of the many beautiful lakes of the Inland Northwest or hiking in the woods of Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho.

Chronicles of the Twelve Realms

beautyThe Beauty Thief

Magic is long dead in the Twelve Realms. At least this is what most believed until an…

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