Keepers of the Essence
In ages past, surrounded in the darkness of the universe, there was one bound to no time. His creations came to call him Kiem. With his fingers, he etched out each star and, with a wink, blessed them with light. He swept out the confines of his universe, Imaemaroza, with an outstretched arm and molded six worlds with his palm. This was the beginning; time an empty page still to be detailed. Kiem's essence spread throughout the ends of these worlds, and upon each he gave a special power. The element of fire was bequeathed to Fiadora on Zilcemi, Alernoa of Tiweln was bestowed the element of earth, air was given to Eorian on Randor, the element of darkness was received on Ashneer by Bemton, light found its home with Jensin on Humsoma, and water, the sixth and final element, rested upon Faencina's shores in the care of Diahyas. Each element was to be born into the worlds through one being in a time of great trouble. It was to the fellow creatures of this being that the old language of Kiem persevered to become the native tongue. Those bestowed with elemental power were to keep the peace on their chosen worlds until the time came for them to unite and allow the combined elements to restore tranquility to Kiem's Imaemaroza.
Young Adult Series
Book 1: Tiweln's Redeemer
Book 2: Savior of Randor
Master of Air
Book 3: Faencina's Hope
Book 4: Legend of Ashneer
Creature of Darkness
Special Edition Hardbacks are available for all books. Author signatures and personalized messages can also be requested. Contact the author for more information.
Children's Book Series
KotE Tales is meant to be a companion book series to the main, young adult fantasy novels. Silver ties in with Tiweln's Redeemer, Nature's Lady.
The target age range is 1st - 4th grade, but the images inside are lovely illustrations to be enjoyed by all ages. It is a good read-aloud book for ages 4 - 6. Jinsey Amber Smith is the skilled artist that helped me bring this book about, and my mother, Carol Aman, a retired 3rd grade teacher, ensured that the content matched the target reading age.
At present, these hardback children's books are only available through me. If you are interested in purchasing a copy, please contact me at the email address listed below. Books are $12 each (sales tax included).
Book 1: Silver
Faencina's Hope, Water's Maiden has won two medals in the 2016 Florida Authors and Publishers Association book contest. The third book in this series was entered into two categories, Fiction: Young Adult and Fiction: Young Adult - Paranormal/Sci-Fi/Fantasy, and it has won bronze in both categories. Take a look at their website, www.myFAPA.org, and see the other Florida author winners.
2019 FAPA President's Award Winner!
Legend of Ashneer, Creature of Darkness has won the 2019 President's Award presented by Florida Authors and Publishers Association in the Young Adult - Fiction and Nonfiction category.
Whether the medal is gold, silver, or bronze will be announced this August.
I submitted this article for a 100-word true stories contest held by the
Reader's Digest, and I actually won something! Click here to read the article:
Your 100-Word True Stories,
June 2014 Issue
I had a very kind man, Ron Sachs, encourage me to write an article about any topic I wished, and he said he would get it published in the Tallahassee Democrat. He was true to his word, as can be seen if you click here:
Smile, Listen, Relax, TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT
June 25, 2014
As part of an author collaboration to create an anthology of short stories to raise money for Toys 4 Tots, I stepped a bit outside of my comfort zone to write about a person that cleans up the messes of a monster. Check out the anthology here:
The anthology won an award!
We placed 2nd in the Short Stories category of the North Texas Book Festival 2020 contest. You can read more about it here.
I still dabble in getting things published from time to time, but simply writing whatever comes to mind is the goal for me. If you are interested in reading other writings related to the series, click here.
I'm a Monticello, FL native and the daughter of two teachers, who are always marvelous. I attended Aucilla Christian Academy from K-4 to 12th and graduated from Florida State University in 2012 with 2 degrees, one in accounting and a dual degree in finance and psychology.
Currently, I work as an accountant at Thomson Brock Luger & Company in Tallahassee, FL. My fabulous husband Chris is quite supportive with my writing and always joins me in costume at events. I also greatly enjoy singing and have performed in local churches and at various events.
Please contact me at the email below if you have any questions or comments.
Special Edition Hardbacks or requests for a signed copy and/or personalized message can also be requested using this email.