Visit to the Marcaida Kali Studio

I contacted the Marcaida Kali and made arrangements to visit in Rochester, NY so that I could sit in on a class and observe in person. I wanted to hear the words they used and watch how and understand technique so that I could write better.

2018: More Writing, More Aren

January 2018 is almost over, and I'm just getting around to blogging again. I got this brand new website last summer, yet I haven't blogged since last April. How embarrassing. So I'm determined to fix that! Goal 1: Blog more often! I have a lot of things planned for 2018 that I'm excited to share with all of you! Here we go!

Into the Wood

Into the Wood

I’m not the outdoorsy type. Don’t get me wrong—I love nature. I enjoy plants and flowers and fresh air. I especially love beaches. When Mark and I went to Scotland to visit the Isle of Skye, all I wanted to do was be outside, exploring waterfalls and standing in the shadows of mountains.

2017 Goals

2017 Goals

I’ve never done New Years resolutions. I’ve always thought it unrealistic to set up some lofty goals that I should accomplish for the year just because I was feeling new and determined and positive for one day. I knew that setting those goals would just be setting myself up for failure because I’d start off with good intentions, then inevitably give up.

Book Giveaway (Kindle)


Every now and then I like to do a Kindle version giveaway. I’m still feeling that holiday spirit, so I’m doing another one now! Here’s a chance to win one of ten copies of Uniting the Heavens for Kindle:
See this #AmazonGiveaway for a chance to win: Uniting the Heavens (Kindle Edition). NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Ends the earlier of Jan 3, 2017 11:59 PM PST, or when all prizes are claimed. See Official Rules

Good luck and happy reading!

Goodreads Giveaway - Thank You!


The Goodreads giveaway for Uniting the Heavens ended at midnight this past Friday. When I checked the stats on Saturday morning, I was overjoyed to see that 910 people had requested it. As an unknown author this was huge for me. You might say those are just people who want a chance at a free book—no big deal, but in my eyes, it’s 910 people who have now seen the cover of my book, 910 people who have read the title. I’m super excited!
Thank you all so much for your interest and support! Happy reading!

Thank you to everyone on Goodreads who entered my giveaway! - Emily English