I cherish the stories that come to me as an intense vision, such as “Alternate,” “Shadowe,” “Resurrection,” and “Relentless.”
Against that stands the other extreme, those story shards stuck in my head for many years because I’m missing something to pull it together. For “Defender” and The Great Wave, they stalled for over a decade because I needed to find the correct point of view for the story.[Read more…] about Illustration: The Escort
Below is a glossary of terms and locations referenced in the Geren novels and the stories on this website. When applicable, pronunciations follow a glossary term using Merriam-Webster and IPA phonetic notation. For those interested in hearing a pronunciation, copy the IPA notation into this IPA Reader and select one of the American voices, such as Joanna or Joey. My grateful thanks to the maker of that resource!
All definitions are influenced by the cultural perspective and point in time of their composition. Below the formal glossary those interested can read a dialogue between Warder Hu-Hov and Fourth Judge Hadarek regarding the terms, also including numerous extra tidbits.[Read more…] about Glossary With Dialogue
A new year brings a new illustration! This is a depiction from my fourth novella, The Furthest Leap. Jonill, assistant teacher at the Council’s mage school in 73 AK, finds her life upended after being included in the first group of mages taught by the Defender to leap with power (later called Traveling).[Read more…] about Illustration: Unaccompanied
My spring illustration project is complete! The story “Heritage” describes the tenth birthday celebration for orphaned Hileko Heruvael-son from the perspective of a younger Historian Hened, who is not yet Master Historian. (This story takes place in 392 AK, five years after the events of “Hened Ascendant.”)[Read more…] about Illustration: Disconsolate