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January- March, 2024



Hi everyone!


As it often does (because I sadly don’t get to spend my time searching for missing grimoires, flying with my dragon, or sparring with my devilishly handsome fae mate), life has gotten in the way of my updates. It is because of this that I’ve decided to switch to a quarterly update VS. a monthly one. This will allow me to keep everyone updated on my various projects, but also ensure I have time to focus on said things. So, without further ado, what have I been up to!?


I am extremely excited to announce that I have not one, but TWO scientific articles published this quarter. You can find both of them, here:


McFadden, A., Vierra, M., Robilliard, H., Martin, K., Brooks, S. A., Everts, R. E., & Lafayette, C. (2024). Population Analysis Identifies 15 Multi-Variant Dominant White Haplotypes in Horses. Animals, 14(3), 517.


McFadden, A., Martin, K., Vierra, M., Robilliard, H., Lundquist, E. W., Everts, R. E., ... & Lafayette, C. (2024). Three HPS5 Mutations Associated with Depigmentation in Diverse Horse Breeds. Livestock Science, 105454.


I also am also pleased to announce that I have an article in a magazine coming out next month! It is horse/work-related, but exciting nonetheless. I will include a link in next quarters updates!



NOW, on to the BEST part-


Heartbound: The Cursed Fae, is drafted. Through a twist of fate that I blame entirely on my characters- who refused to follow my plan- I have moved immediately onto the 2nd draft to tie up some loose ends. As promised, I released soome (very preliminary) character art on my socials. I hope you enjoy them!


So what about KOV: The Blood Sky? It has been pulled from my TBW pile, and I have been working on it while HTCF is in editing.


We’ve had some pretty amazing guests on the Writers Realm Podcast lately, covering everything from romantasy to writing fight scenes, to creating the perfect map for your world- so don’t forget to check those out! You can find us on Youtube, Spotify, Apple Music, and pretty much anywhere you could imagine to listen to a podcast. As always, don’t forget to #writeanddescribe to The Writer’s Realm Podcast so you don’t miss a thing!

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December 31, 2023


Pen & Progress


Heartbound: The Cursed Fae, has 11 chapters left until “the end.” That is, the end of the 1st draft. As a celebration for this accomplishment, I’ll be releasing some character art to introduce you all to the incredible characters I’ve fallen in love with.


This also means that KOV: The Blood Sky is on the verge of being pulled back out of my TBW pile, so stay tuned for updates!


The Writer’s Realm Podcast has some awesome episodes & special guests lined up for 2024, so don’t forget to #writeanddescribe

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December 21, 2023


Holly’s Top Tips For Character Development


For those who may have missed it, I recently published a blog article for The Writer’s Realm Podcast. In it, I go over my top 5 tips for creating an incredible character, (Lyriana Aurelius, I am looking at you!)


To check out the blog post, head on over to our Writers Realm website here.

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November 30, 2023


Pen & Progress


Kingdom of Vaettir: The Blood Sky is on the back burner until Heartbound is in its editing phase


Heartbound: The Cursed Fae is MORE than halfway through drafting! This is currently my main project, and I am beyond thrilled with how it is coming along. I can’t wait to begin releasing content for this book!


The Writer’s Realm Podcast is releasing new episodes every week, and trust me, you don’t want to miss them! We’ve had some pretty amazing guests on recently, and have covered some great content. #writeanddescribe

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October 31, 2023


Pen & Progress


Kingdom of Vaettir: The Blood Sky is *halfway* through drafting. I will put out a public notice when I am ready for beta readers (I promise!).


Heartbound: The Cursed Fae, my standalone for NaNoWriMo, is fully outlined and ready to go for Nov. 1st. I will be posting quotes from this novel as I go along, because I am utterly obsessed with these characters.


Episode 001 of The Writer’s Realm Podcast was officially released Oct. 24th, with new episodes coming every week!