Alter Reach Character Profile: Jade

Hi Everyone!
Happy Friday! It’s been kind of a long week for me, so I’m looking forward to a nice, relaxing weekend. I totally forgot to share this piece of exiting news with you guys, so I will do that before we really get into this Character Profile.
I know I’ve talked a little bit about my husband’s fish tank (obsession) fun. We currently have a 40 galleon with too many fish to count (cory catfish, guppies, shrimp, snails, a pleco, and more!), a 10 galleon which houses the baby guppies and a few baby cories (we’ve been selling them to a local fish store), and now, we just added a 29 galleon tank, which is MY tank! I’m super excited to introduce my new Angelfish (some of you may have seen him on Instagram):
Gabriel “Gabe” The Arch-Angelfish

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Isn’t he cool? He’s a Koi Angelfish, and he’s my new writing buddy. 🙂 He’s a baby right now, I’ll keep you guys posted as he gets bigger.
Alright, enough about the fish, on to what you clicked on this post to read. Today, I’m introducing Jade – the narcissistic girlfriend of Zeke.


Name: Jade

Gender: Female

Age: 22

Background: Jade’s family is the second richest family in Alter Reach, and unlike Zeke, she didn’t grow up friendly or normal. She’s always been the bully, and her only concern is being the best at everything. She started “dating” Zeke when his father died, and has been at his side, urging him to find the power from the old legends.

Appearance: Blonde, bombshell. Everything about Jade is perfect, except her attitude.

Family: Her mother and father are still around, but Jade has written them off. They don’t approve of her choice to help Zeke, and that has caused a rift between them. (Let’s be honest, they are terrified of her, so they keep to themselves).

Friends: Jade’s only friend is herself, and she loves it that way.

Romance: Her fling with Zeke is only a grasp for power. She’d leave him in a heartbeat if he wasn’t able to finish the job.

Introvert or extrovert? Extrovert.

Strengths: Jade has the ability to use her nastiness to her advantage. People have a hard time saying no to her. She is every bit threatening as she is beautiful, and she uses that to her advantage.

Weaknesses: She is obsessed with herself, and that can be a dangerous way to live if you make the wrong enemies.

Goals/dreams/aspirations: All Jade wants is money and power. Everything else means nothing to her.

Fears: She’s afraid to be forgotten.


I hope you enjoyed getting to know Jade. She has been an interesting character to write for. Let me know what you think in the comments below and don’t forget to check out my other character profiles: Marci Faelyn Braston Zeke

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Alter Reach Character Profile: Alyson

Hi everyone!

Happy Friday! So sorry for the small hiatus, it has been a crazy week. However, I’m back! Late post for me, but I didn’t want to wait til tomorrow. I have another character profile for you today. Introducing Marci’s twin sister, Alyson. Enjoy 😊


Name: Alyson

Gender: Female

Age: 21

Background: Like Marci, Alyson has no idea what happened in her past. Marci chose to run from her problems but, Alyson chose to face it. She has worked tirelessly for the past five years to solve the mystery of their missing memories.

Appearance: Alyson and Marci are identical twins, but she has dyed her hair blonde. It is long, and hangs to her waist. She has a small, oval face. She’s a bit shorter than Marci, but she has the same intense brown eyes.

Family: Marci is the only relative she knows.

Friends: Alyson tends to make friends with the wrong crowd. She is not particularly close with Marci at the beginning of the book, and falls into a “friendship” with Zeke.

Romance: Alyson is not any better at picking boyfriends than she is picking friends.

Introvert or extrovert? Extrovert. And it drives Marci crazy.

Strengths: Curious, Adventerous and Trusting.

Weaknesses: She doesn’t know when to let things go, and as stated, she doesn’t see the bad in people until it is too late.

Goals/dreams/aspirations: Solve the mystery of her missing memories.

Fears: Never understanding what happened to her.


I’m excited to watch the Superbowl this weekend! My dad and I will be watching. We are hoping for a good game. Who are you rooting for?

Let me know what you think about Alyson. Check out my other character profiles: Marci Faelyn Braston Zeke

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Alter Reach Character Profile: Zeke

Hi everyone!

Happy Saturday. I have a super busy day planned out. I’m going wedding dress shopping with one of my best friends, her sister (one of my other best friends), and her mother (my second mother). I’ve known her family for what feels like my entire life and I can’t wait to spend the day with them. 😁

I’m having a ton of fun with these character profiles. I hope you are too. Today, I’m introducing the main villain of Alter Reach, Zeke.


Name: Zeke

Gender: Male

Age: 22

Background: When Zeke was a teenager, he was a relatively normal person, albeit a bit spoiled. His family was the richest and most powerful family of Alter Reach, but Zeke was able to keep that mostly to himself and make friends with the other kids. Something changed the day his father died. He has lost his mother at an earlier age, but losing his father sent him over the edge. He became obsessed with the old stories of a power so great, the person yielding it could have whatever they want. The thirst for that power turned him into the monster he is today.

Appearance: Black hair, dark (almost black) threatening eyes, pale, muscular.

Family: His mother and father are both dead and he has no other living blood relatives.

Friends: Zeke doesn’t really have friends, just followers. Jade is probably his closest friend.

Romance: Zeke and Jade are together, but I wouldn’t call it romantic.

Introvert or extrovert? Extrovert.

Strengths: Strong, resilient, smart

Weaknesses: Zeke is a spoiled brat who happens to be powerful. Unfortunately, this makes him incredibly dangerous.

Goals/dreams/aspirations: To gain the power, bring back his father and rule over the world.

Fears: Defeat.


I hope this gave you a little insight on Zeke. He has been a challenging character to write for, but I am excited about it. Let me know what you think. I hope you have a great weekend!

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Alter Reach Character Profile: Braston

Hi everyone!

Happy Thursday. One step closer to Friday! My week has been flying by. I think I’ve had plans every night, which is abnormal for me.

I like doing these character profiles, so I’m doing another one. I’m really excited to introduce you to my absolute favorite character (don’t tell the others), Braston.


Name: Braston

Gender: Male

Age: Unknown. Best guess, early twenties, but he doesn’t age.

Background: Braston is a Parvus – a small, fairy-like creature that inhabits Alter Reach. He was out-casted by the Parvus community because of his curiosity. Parvus pride themselves on sticking to their own kind, living simple, non-adventurous lives. Braston has always been different, and when an opportunity arises for him to leave Alter Reach on an adventure, his small community banished him.

Appearance: Small, light as a feather. Brown, messy hair. Curious brown eyes.

Family: His family banished him. Faelyn is his family.

Friends: Faelyn is his best friend, although he likes every one else in the group.

Romance: It’s not something most Parvus think about, but Braston is not like most Parvus.

Introvert or extrovert? Extrovert.

Strengths: Curiousity, Adventerous, Loyal

Weaknesses: Braston is a bit naive. He thinks the best of people and often gets himself in trouble because of it.

Goals/dreams/aspirations: To live an adventerous life, but also gain back his communities trust.

Fears: Never seeing the Parvus community again.


I hope you enjoyed getting to know Braston a bit more. I can’t wait to introduce you to more characters. Have a great Thursday!

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Alter Reach Character Profile: Faelyn

Hi Everyone!

Happy Tuesday. I hope your week is going well so far. Today, I wanted to do another Character Profile. Enjoy. 🙂


Name: Faelyn

Gender: Female

Age: 21

Background: Faelyn is a trouble-making, rule-breaking Elf, who really doesn’t care what anyone has to say. She has been through a lot – she watched Zeke slaughter her family in front of her. Since then, she has trained and worked hard to develop skills to take out anyone who tries to harm her or anyone she cares about. The only Elven tradition she has kept has been her bond with her bow, and she is deadly with her aim.

Appearance: Fiery red hair, diamond blue eyes, small, but muscular build.

Family: Her only known biological family was slaughtered by Zeke years ago. She has since been taken in by Eloise.

Friends: Braston is her best friend, and the only person she truly trusts.

Romance: Faelyn would tell you she has no time for petty things like romance. However, as her creator, I can tell you, she would love more fiercely than most.

Introvert or extrovert? Extrovert.

Strengths: Strength, courage, loyalty

Weaknesses: She has her guard up, and refuses to let it down, which can put her into some dangerous situations.

Goals/dreams/aspirations: At the moment, her goal is to kill Zeke and anyone who stands with him. I think her real dream is to be free and happy.

Fears: Losing Braston.


I hope you enjoyed getting to know Faelyn a little bit more. She has been one of my favorites to write during this process.

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Alter Reach Character Profile: Marci

Hi everyone!

Happy Saturday!

It snowed quite a bit here. Yesterday, it was 56° and rainy, and this morning, I woke up to this:

(Sorry for the poor picture quality. My phone doesn’t have a great camera.)

Anyway, today, I wanted to give you a little insight into Alter Reach by giving you so more info on my main character, Marci. Enjoy 😊


Name: Marci Edleman

Gender: Female

Age: 21

Background: Marci has no idea where she came from or anything about her life before the last 5 years. After losing their memories, being accused of murder, and finally being cleared of all charges, Marci and her twin sister, Alyson parted ways. Marci, in hopes to put her forgotten past behind her, moved to New York City right after the charges were dropped and she graduated from high school. Alyson stayed behind in their hometown of Meadowbrook, vowing to find out what happened the night they lost their memories.

Appearance: Marci has a small, oval face and wavy, brown hair, that reaches her shoulder blades. It’s generally thrown up in a bun, though. She’s tall, about 5’8” and toned. Her eyes are dark brown. They often darken or lighten depending on her mood.

Family: The only family Marci knows is her twin sister, Alyson. However, when she moved to the city, she met Al. He owns a bar and offered her the apartment above it, rent free and a job. Al is like a father to Marci.

Friends: Al & Emma from the bar. Later in the story – Wren, Faelyn, Braston and Eloise.

Romance: After the inncident, Marci chose to focus on herself. She hasn’t had time to date, and she’s pretty awkward when it comes to guys.

Introvert or extrovert? Definitely introvert.

Strengths: Creative, logical, loyal, honest.

Weaknesses: She has a really hard time trusting people.

Goals/dreams/aspirations: All Marci wants is to be happy. She would tell you that she wants to forget the past and move on, but deep down, she wants to find out what happened to her.

Fears: Never truly learning who she is.


I hope you enjoyed this glimpse into the world of Alter Reach. I plan to do more of these soon. If you were snowed in this morning where you live, I hope you stay safe! Have a great weekend!

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My Writing Bucket List

Hi Everyone!

I wish I could happily tell you I am feeling better and I’m back to regular life, but I can’t 😦 Had some more tests done yesterday, but I won’t have any answers until Friday (if I get any). It’s been a frustrating month, but I’m trying to stay positive.

Alright, enough with the depressing news, on to the blog post for today! I thought it would be fun to share some of the things on my writing “bucket list.”

Enjoy 🙂


My Writing Bucket List

1. Finish Alter Reach. You would think this was a given, but I started writing this two years ago. I’ve taken my time with it, but I’m really ready to get it finished and get it out there in the world.

2. Hold a copy of Alter Reach in my hands. I think that would be the coolest thing on the planet. Something I wrote and put so much effort into, finally available to hold.

3. Find a way to make a full time living off writing. I’m not sure this will happen after my Alter Reach, but it’s definitely a goal.

4. Write more books! I’m hoping Alter Reach will have enough success, that I can continue to produce more books (and hopefully faster).

5. Keep this blog going, and up to date as another source to keep in touch with readers.


That’s all I have for you today. Do you have your own writing bucket list? Or a life bucket list? What’s one of your goals?

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Post Birthday Blog

Hi everyone!

Late blog post, but it has been a busy weekend.

First, a quick update on my stomach issues: I had another test on Friday (I’ve been to the hospital more in then last month than I have ever been in my life. Crazy.) My doctor is about 99% sure he knows what is going on and I have some medicine that will hopefully help. As of now, still not feeling better, but I’ve only been on the medicine for two days, so I need to give it a chance.

In better news, yesterday was my Birthday! Even though I wasn’t feeling the best, it was a great day. Spent the majority of it with my husband, and then we had dinner with our parents and played a couple rounds of Euchre (Won a round, lost a round). It was a super fun day.

Today, we went to Church, and then did some Christmas shopping. I’m resting now, because my stomach is not a happy camper.

My hubby has the day off tomorrow, so I am looking forward to spending more time with him.

I’m working on my Lost Season 2 Review (hopefully coming tomorrow), working on Alter Reach, and working on something special (I may or may not have talked about a couple times), that I hope I will have news about soon. Stay tuned. 😁

How was your weekend? What did you do?

I hope you all have a great week!

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Progress is Not Failure

Hi everyone!

November is NaNoWriMo, I was pumped at the beginning of the month, because I had a plan to finish Alter Reach and start editing. Clearly, that plan fell through. While I had all the time in the world to write, I spent the majority of my days on the couch (or at the doctors).

Tomorrow is the last day, and there isn’t even a slight chance that I will hit 50,000 words. A year ago, I would have called this a failure and been super hard on myself, but I have been trying (and succeeding) to change my mindset.

I wrote words. It might not have been a lot of words, and it definitely wasn’t the amount I was hoping for, but given the circumstances, I still made progress. And progress isn’t failure. It’s…well, progress.

Alter Reach is closer to being a complete draft today, than it was on November 1st and I can’t complain about that. All I can do is try to feel better and get writing on a regular basis again.

So, if you’re not quite reaching your goals this month (whatever they may be), don’t sell yourself short. Progress is a good thing and it should be celebrated. Don’t let that little part of your brain start screaming, “failure,” because it isn’t.


I hope you’ve made progress toward whatever goals you may have.

I have another test scheduled for Friday. Hoping to get some answers and start feeling better soon. I will update again soon. 😊

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NaNoWriMo!

Hey everyone!

I hope you had a great Halloween. I actually was able to wear my wig one more time to work. That was a ton of fun.

Today is November 1st, otherwise known as the first day of NaNoWriMo. If you’re unfamiliar, NaNoWriMo = National Novel Writing Month. It’s a contest with yourself, where you pledge to write 50,000 words in the month of November. The prize is just that – you wrote 50,000 words in 30 days. Some of you may be aware, I participated in NaNoWriMo in 2015 and 2016. Alter Reach would NOT be anywhere near what it is today if I hadn’t. This year, the only difference will be that Alter Reach will FINALLY be ready for editing. After so many drafts and edits, I will finally have a complete novel that I’m ready to start the beta reading and editing processes with.

My plan for this blog remains the same; update as frequently as possible. I will let you know my current word count at the end of each blog I post. I’m so excited to share this story with the world. It’s been a little over two years since I started, and I never actually thought I would ge this far.

Please don’t forget to enter my 100 Followers Giveaway! I thank you so much if you have already, so glad to have you aboard this crazy writing journey.

Okay, last few photos before I store the orange wig til next Halloween. 👻

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