Why I prioritised things I knew wouldn’t make the final draft

In other words, why I spent hours mapping, researching, and designing Asile. This is the country where Laila was born and the kingdom Eleri will one day rule. So why is it that I spent so much time and energy creating it, if all of Book One is spent somewhere else? Despite it being Eleri's … Continue reading Why I prioritised things I knew wouldn’t make the final draft

The Three Candidates

“Three young, handsome men have risked reputation and life to be chosen for these Trials, for a chance at your hand in marriage. Surely one of them can win your heart, too.” - Queen Olivia, Chapter One: Dark Attraction Francis Alexander A powerful Caeli magician with strong political links to the throne, Francis is the distant nephew … Continue reading The Three Candidates

Eleri’s Kingdom: An Introduction

“I was really hoping you wouldn’t be like they said.” He fell back onto an old chaise longue, crossing his legs and placing his hands behind his head. “And what did they say?” I stood awkwardly in my place. “That you were sheltered, uneducated, but wickedly powerful.” He picked dust from his trousers and flicked … Continue reading Eleri’s Kingdom: An Introduction

I’m Lizzie, and I’m a Notebookaholic…

It's true. I have an obsession with journals, planners, notebooks, pretty much anything that includes lined paper bound together with a pretty cover. And trust me when I say that it is all about the pretty cover. I recently noticed that people seemed to be enjoying my Instagram posts that featured my notebooks, so I … Continue reading I’m Lizzie, and I’m a Notebookaholic…