tell me about deserts

It's been a long time since I've lived in a hot climate (over ten years now). And even when I did, my experience was of a coastal urban environment. Right now I'm writing a story set in a desert. I've read up on real-life deserts. I've looked at dozens of pictures of sand dunes, barren hills [read more] about tell me about deserts

dragons I have known

Very cute story. And look at those adorable little dragonlings!

When I first started writing fantasy, I swore that I would never ever include something so cliched, so stale, so overdone, as a dragon. Riiight. Whether I wanted them or not, dragons crept or stormed into my fiction anyway. The sleeping dragon whose awakening would restart an ancient war. [read more] about dragons I have known