Our Trip to Lake Orta

Our writing journeys took us to Lake Orta and Isola San Giulio. We fueled up on some local pasta (i.e. heaven on a plate) and then began exploring.

As a writer, I have found it is often the tiniest details that make a scene come to life. On this day, the details bombarded my senses. Upon our arrival on Isola San Guilio, we were greeted with a creepy cobweb door. Luckily, we avoided finding out what was behind it, but I can tell you the experience made its way into the book as part of the dungeons. The cobwebs flapped in the breeze and even though my stomach turned with pins and needles, I could not look away. After exploring the island, I found a comfortable spot at one of the wells and wrote the afternoon away!

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2015 Family Vacation – Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley

Visiting the Harry Potter world in Universal Studios, Orlando, Florida has become a family tradition. These photos are from our visit last week. I already miss the magic!

For those of you about to embark on the journey, it is not magical creatures you need to fear, but the crowds. The best way to survive is to go early (preferably early admission as an on-site guest). Rainy days or afternoon showers also provide a small window of opportunity to avoid the rush. Don’t forget to enjoy a glass of butter beer along the way!

The Adventure Begins!

The Kingdom of Belamour from the Beyond the Hidden Realm young adult fantasy series is officially released!

Join the journey and order your copy today.  Available in paperback  (e-formats coming soon).  For more information and special behind the scenes extras visit http://www.beyondthehiddenrealm.com

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The medieval village of Belamour sits upon a precipice where for the last 200 years, its inhabitants have lived in peace and prosperity. When raiders from another realm threaten, the villagers must defend their way of life against greed and brutality.

Their battle intensifies when an elderly wanderer arrives with the mysterious secret of an ancient civilization. Past and present collide when he reveals the purpose of his visit, and Belamour is betrayed by its troubled king.

Beyond the Hidden Realm Release Date is July 5th

In just five days, my first novel will be published!

Thank you everyone for all your support and encouragement. For more information, view my dedicated Facebook site, Beyond The Hidden Realm. You can also learn more about the series at www.beyondthehiddenrealm.com.The book will be available on-line at most major book retailers and at select local bookstores in New Hampshire and Vermont. Referrals would be most appreciated!