Saturday, April 18, 2015

The WOVEN A to Z Challenge: P is for Princess Tyra!

I dedicate this A to Z Challenge to Tina Downey, one of the A to Z Challenge founders and one of the brightest bloggers who sadly left us last year. Harder still, she was in a secret support group that I'm part of. The best way I can honor Tina, who was excited about and never had the opportunity to read my debut, I've teamed up with Father Dragon to present short bios and character portraits from Woven. I'll write the bios and all art is created by Al Diaz. I hope you enjoy this visual tribute to our friend, Tina.

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P is for Princess Tyra

The only daughter of the king and queen, Princess Tyra has little to want and so much to hide. She has blue eyes, long yellow hair, and is often short with others due to anxieties. Some say she is fond of Sir Arek; she thinks he would be a great king if he offered his hand to her. Tyra is rumored to wander outside the city walls late at night, possibly to meet up with Arek in secret. But her meeting with Nels is about to change everything.
 
Monday: Q is for Queen Carin

To learn more about Woven, please visit Wovenbook.com

I'm David, and "you're rather close ..."

Friday, April 17, 2015

The WOVEN A to Z Challenge: O is for Oyren!

I dedicate this A to Z Challenge to Tina Downey, one of the A to Z Challenge founders and one of the brightest bloggers who sadly left us last year. Harder still, she was in a secret support group that I'm part of. The best way I can honor Tina, who was excited about and never had the opportunity to read my debut, I've teamed up with Father Dragon to present short bios and character portraits from Woven. I'll write the bios and all art is created by Al Diaz. I hope you enjoy this visual tribute to our friend, Tina.

I will be at to a writing conference this weekend and will not have access to the internet on Saturday, which is the reveal of a very special character. Please visit tomorrow so you can see her.

Thank you for visiting all month. You are beyond awesome. :)

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O is for Oyren

The father of Gleesel and Sibylla, Oyren is a conjurer who went in search of the Needle of Gailner and never returned. Very little is known about this man, only that he placed a sore curse on one of his two daughters because of her disobedience. His reason for seeking the Needle is also a mystery, one that we may never uncover unless he or his writings can be discovered.
 
Tomorrow: P for Princess Tyra


To learn more about Woven, please visit Wovenbook.com

I'm David, and "some secrets should never be found."

Thursday, April 16, 2015

The WOVEN A to Z Challenge: N is for Nels!

I dedicate this A to Z Challenge to Tina Downey, one of the A to Z Challenge founders and one of the brightest bloggers who sadly left us last year. Harder still, she was in a secret support group that I'm part of. The best way I can honor Tina, who was excited about and never had the opportunity to read my debut, I've teamed up with Father Dragon to present short bios and character portraits from Woven. I'll write the bios and all art is created by Al Diaz. I hope you enjoy this visual tribute to our friend, Tina.

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N is for Nels

All his life, Nels has desired to be a knight for his kingdom, a goal that his widowed mother won't allow him to pursue. He has sandy brown hair and green eyes. Villagers call him the "Knight of Cobblestown" for his effort and good deeds. He is undefeated at wrestling and enjoys spending time with his best friends, Wallin and Jilia. What Nels doesn't know is that an adventure awaits if he sneaks off to the festival...
 
Tomorrow: O is for Oyren

To learn more about Woven, please visit Wovenbook.com

I'm David, and "I'll haunt you for the rest of your life!"

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The WOVEN A to Z Challenge: M is for Mylan!

I dedicate this A to Z Challenge to Tina Downey, one of the A to Z Challenge founders and one of the brightest bloggers who sadly left us last year. Harder still, she was in a secret support group that I'm part of. The best way I can honor Tina, who was excited about and never had the opportunity to read my debut, I've teamed up with Father Dragon to present short bios and character portraits from Woven. I'll write the bios and all art is created by Al Diaz. I hope you enjoy this visual tribute to our friend, Tina.

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M is for Mylan

The precocious young leader of the Vaga people, Mylan is a girl with dark hair and silvery eyes who has mastered the art of diviner magic. There is wisdom and healing in her list of gifts, but she is especially gifted in the visions that she receives through dreams. She holds life with great respect, and it is said that she can commune with spirits when the circumstances are right.

Tomorrow: N is for Nels


To learn more about Woven, please visit Wovenbook.com

I'm David, and "in this, we share a likeness."

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The WOVEN A to Z Challenge: L is for Lars!

I dedicate this A to Z Challenge to Tina Downey, one of the A to Z Challenge founders and one of the brightest bloggers who sadly left us last year. Harder still, she was in a secret support group that I'm part of. The best way I can honor Tina, who was excited about and never had the opportunity to read my debut, I've teamed up with Father Dragon to present short bios and character portraits from Woven. I'll write the bios and all art is created by Al Diaz. I hope you enjoy this visual tribute to our friend, Tina.

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L is for Lars

The strong and dependable blacksmith of Cobblestown, Lars is a hard working man who enjoys passing the time by telling tall tales. He keeps mostly to himself when not in his shop. Nels used to be his apprentice for a short time, and it is rumored that he has a liking for Nels's widowed mother. Time will tell if she ever returns his affections.
 
Tomorrow: M is for Mylan



I'm David, and "tell your mother I said hello!"

Monday, April 13, 2015

The WOVEN A to Z Challenge: K is for King Lennart!

I dedicate this A to Z Challenge to Tina Downey, one of the A to Z Challenge founders and one of the brightest bloggers who sadly left us last year. Harder still, she was in a secret support group that I'm part of. The best way I can honor Tina, who was excited about and never had the opportunity to read my debut, I've teamed up with Father Dragon to present short bios and character portraits from Woven. I'll write the bios and all art is created by Al Diaz. I hope you enjoy this visual tribute to our friend, Tina.

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K is for King Lennart

Regarded by his subjects as a "dispassionate monarch," King Lennart is the ruler of Avërand and Princess Tyra's father. He has straight red hair and blue eyes, and spends most days in the castle--delegating his duties to others. Rasmus's betrayal and the murder of his father and best friend years ago left Lennart depressed and indecisive. There is a rumor that he is cursed.
 
Tomorrow: L is for Lars



I'm David, and "you may reward him."

Saturday, April 11, 2015

The A to Z of WOVEN Characters: J is for Jilia!

I dedicate this A to Z Challenge to Tina Downey, one of the A to Z Challenge founders and one of the brightest bloggers who sadly left us last year. Harder still, she was in a secret support group that I'm part of. The best way I can honor Tina, who was excited about and never had the opportunity to read my debut, I've teamed up with Father Dragon to present short bios and character portraits from Woven. I'll write the bios and all art is created by Al Diaz. I hope you enjoy this visual tribute to our friend, Tina.

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J is for Jilia

Arguably Nels's most devoted friend (and self-proclaimed squire), Jilia is a bright young girl with short brown hair and eyes. She won't put up with any flak. Being raised in a pear orchard by her father and five older brothers, Jilia is often mistaken as a boy, and she can hit harder than most. She wants nothing more than to see Nels become the knight he's always wanted to be.
 
Monday: K for King Lennart


I'm David, and "you will come to the festival, won't you?"