Heather Stone lives in Florida with her husband Michael, dog Oakley, and cat Jasmine. By day she teaches Kindergarten and by night she splits her spare time between writing, drawing, web designing, blogging, and slaying dragons on World of Warcraft.
Embersky.me, formerly Skyefairy, has been around in various incarnations since late 2002. It is the creative outlet of Heather Stone, author, artist, teacher, fairy.
Find Me Elsewhere
Facebook – The official page for the Maisara Trilogy. Like the page for updates on the books, insights into the planning and writing behind the books, and sneak peeks.
Twitter – Tid-bits from my daily life, in 140 characters or less.
Instagram – Glimpses into my daily life straight from iRis, my iPhone.
Friends & Family
Endless Light, Jelena – Art and web design crafted by my oldest web friend, Jelena Cestaric.
Jemjabella, Jem – Web design and mommyblog of Jem Turner.
Jingwen, Amanda – Blog of Australian book media, fashion, and food enthusiast Amanda Chan.
Little Labyrinth, Amanda – Photographer and mom, Amanda Keeys blogs often about her life.
Nela Dunato, Nelchee – Portfolio of web designer and fantasy / surreal artist Nela Dunato.
The World is Awake, Michael – Thoughts, ramblings, and ideas from my husband Mike.
Trisha Sales, Trisha – The blog of Trisha, writer and artist.
I have found, while writing Ashes in between teaching Kindergarten, that so much of what I tell my students about writing and becoming a writer is advice that I needed to take myself. This first installment covers excuses.
When I was 12 years old my favorite book character was turned into a tree to save the lives of her fellow Elves. Damned Terry Brooks doing this to me again 13 years later. This is like Prim/Rue all over again. Grumble humph.
Your questions have been answered about Ashes! Questions range from the history behind the series to plans for the future.
I gave my kindergarten students homework over Winter Break. Yes, I'll say that again. I gave five year olds homework over vacation. BUT! It is optional and they get prizes if they bring it back complete.
Sat my itty bitties down this morning and asked how their weekends were and if they had anything that they wanted to talk about, expecting a difficult conversation. Instead I got stories about going to get cake with Gramma, playing princess, watching Spongebob, and meeting Santa. Very very thankful that every one of them is ok.
Work, writing, WoW. In that order. BUT: 5 school days left, 2 chapters left to write of Ashes, and 2 weeks off of raiding coming up. Soo... blogging soon? :)
Rock Finds Some Socks, an 18 page story by my kindergarten class written (a page a school day) for NaNoWriMo 2012. All aspects of the book were planned and written by the students with guidance.
A sneak peek into Ashes, Book 2 in The Maisara Trilogy! Peony has been re-captured and once again faces Crow, who offers an ultimatum.
Staying up until 1am when you have to be up at 5:30am because you were inspired... Yea not the best idea.
"The weight of her statement sets the silence. We've been prepared to fight the ones who deemed us mutant, the ones who gathered us up and hunted us down, the ones who locked us away in a prison as slaves with a death sentence. Are we prepared to fight the ones that were locked inside with us?" - Ashes, Book 2 in The Maisara Trilogy