Author has written 5 stories for Fantasy, and Romance.
Nov. 2, 2014: Where has Brier Wood gone?! Well, it's official release date is tomorrow! Head on over to my website or my Facebook page to find all the details on where to purchase it! For those of you who left reviews, please do not fret; I have them all neatly saved away in a file so they won't be lost. Thank you again to everyone here for your support!
Oct. 15, 2014: Brier Wood has received a shiny new first chapter, available for a short amount of time. As much as I loathe having to take the story down from the archives, it is that time for it to hit bookshelves (both physical and cyber!). Check out my website for more information about when and where the novel will be available! Thank you all for the reviews, encouragement, and concrit! I hope you find this new version of Brier Wood better than when you first read it!
Thank you to the folks who continue to add me and my stories to their favorites and communities!
I was asked who are some of my favorite authors. Since I haven't really had the time recently between projects to read much around here, I'll give you some of my all-time favorite books.
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas. I highly recommend this book if you've never read it. Get past the flowery language, push aside the image of Jim Caviezel as Edmond, and you will know what I am talking about. It is the ultimate book on getting the ultimate revenge.
The Kushiel Series by Jacqueline Carey. This is who I wish I could be. I don't think The Sundering series is quite as good, but she's still one of the most brilliant authors I've ever read, hands down.
Abundance by Sena Jeter Naslund. The story of Marie Antoinette written in first person from the Dauphine's point of view. I always hope the author will change the end...
Deerskin by Robin McKinley. A dark fantasy based on the old French fairytale Donkeyskin.
The Vampire Diaries by L.J. Smith. For all of you who are Twilight fans, stop reading this IMMEDIATELY! Because this series was the ORIGINAL Twilight, written nearly fifteen years before Meyer ever had her "dream." In truth, I have not read the Twilight series - nor will I ever. But I have passed The Vampire Diaries around to people who have and they were shocked and a bit appalled by the similarities and just down-right sameness they found between the two series. In fact, when the movie trailer for Twilight came out, I seriously thought it was a trailer for Smith's books. Twilight has been a very touchy subject with me every since. I recommend L.J. Smith's books even though they are YA fiction because, despite that, they are still some of the best vampire books I've ever read (And, yes, I will be buying the new novels in this series when they come out!).
I am currently working my way through House of Leaves by Mark Danielewski. Even if you have no interest in this book, you should look for it the next time you're at your local bookstore and just flip through it. It is as much of a visual treat as it is an intriguing novel. The typography towards the middle/end is insane.
A Few Random Bits About Me:
My screen name is pronounced SeeYou-Kid and comes from the nickname for the town I live in.
Along with writing, I draw (scribble, really), play the piano and guitar. I'm trying to teach myself how to play the harmonica and would really love to learn to play the banjo (I'm originally from the south, can you tell? :) )
I own more books than is probably healthy.
I love to watch scary movies by myself in the dark. I have yet to find one that has creeped me out as much as Event Horizon did.
Hm...I think that's about it. Questions? Comments? Concerns? E-mail or IM me! I always come off as so lame when I write these profile things, but I'm actually pretty friendly (a bit dorky, maybe) and don't bite (not usually, anyway...).
Someone asked awhile ago if I would post pictures of the characters from "Brier Wood." I hadn't planned to, but a spark of inspiration hit me and I just couldn't help myself. A sketch of Fallon can be found here: Fallon Hirschfeld . Enjoy!
I've had this illustration for "A Touch of Sight" posted for awhile, just never got around to linking it here. (you'll need to be logged in to view it - lots of skin...)
Another character sketch, this one of Griffin Alder from "Shooting From the Hip." (I can't seem to get the link button to work...)