This Sunday Sketch is something I think about a lot…What if fairies are everywhere, hiding in plain sight?
Slide the slider to see Call of Kythshire’s old cover compared to the new version! Did you know the Keepers of the Wellsprings series was originally called the Half-Realm Saga? I chose the original swirly cursive font because it reminded me of Mage Mark. But I love the newer version so much more, with Azi’s silhouette on the cover and the actual Mage Mark vines ominously curling into the brighter areas. Which do you like better?
Here’s hoping 2021 is the best year yet! Happy New year! I’m hoping for more togetherness with extended family, more hope for our health and happiness, and a return to all the things we missed in 2020, including book signings. A few fun plans I have for this year include daily blog posts, releasing Elliot’s novel, Short stories here on my blog, and a Keepers of the Wellsprings Art book!
Wishing you a happy and healthy 2021! What are you looking forward to more than anything this year?
By the way, Call of Kythshire is FREE on Kindle today! Click the pic to pick up your copy!
When magic is threatened, two peaceful worlds will fall under siege. Can one young woman be the key to their salvation?
Sixteen-year-old Azi Hammerfel has finally achieved her dream. Inducted into her parents’ honored guild of knights, she’s excited to set out on her first quest for the king. But when she isn’t chosen and her father returns nearly destroyed without her mother, the young squire is shocked to discover herself stuck by a curse.
Unable to even raise a sword without experiencing excruciating pain, Azi despairs at her mum’s disappearance. When a fairy appears with a dire warning for the realm and offers a mysterious bargain, the courageous teen journeys forth towards a destiny that will put her in the path of even darker magic.
Can Azi stop two lands from falling to a deadly evil?
Call of Kythshire is the enchanting first book in the Keepers of the Wellsprings YA fantasy series. If you like strong female characters, immersive world-building, and electrifying adventures, then you’ll love Missy Sheldrake’s award-winning tale.
Buy Call of Kythshire to start your epic adventure today!
I’m so excited to announce that my latest book is coming out in less than a month! Mya is a minor character in the Keepers of the Wellsprings series, but, like all of my characters, I knew her story went far deeper than I could venture within the tale of that series. Little did I know, she would bring me on a journey I never could have anticipated! Here’s a little taste of her story, and my upcoming book: Mya.
Featuring hand-selected, full color, high-resolution illustrations…
I’m beyond excited to offer this collection of illustrations to my readers, which is the first time they have ever been printed in FULL COLOR, the way I intended them! Whether you enjoyed my series via paperback or Kindle, these are scenes from the books like you have never seen them before.
The lulu site has a great reputation for excellent customer service, but their calendar preview requires flash, which I know is a problem for IOS users. Don’t worry! I have created a gallery on my website that allows everyone to browse through all of the enchanting images featured in the calendar. Click here to view the preview on my website.
Discover the rich world of Author/Illustrator Missy Sheldrake’s Keepers of the Wellsprings series. This stunning spiral-bound wall calendar will capture your imagination and whisk you into the epic story readers are calling “a high-fantasy Harry Potter.”
Best of all, it’s on sale now at a special introductory price of 30% off list: just $17.49! (plus shipping and tax where required)
In other news…
Introducing young Mya! I’ve been hard at work writing her story, and let me tell you, she is not at all what I expected she’d be at 13 (going on 14) years old. This future leader of His Majesty’s Elite is quite a handful!
I’m still in the early stages of my draft, so I’m afraid I’m not going to be able to estimate a release date for a while. I promise it’s going to be amazing, and I can’t wait to share it with you.
Local Missy Sightings
Before I say goodbye for now, I have one last bit of exciting news. I’ll be setting up a booth at the 2018 Clifton Day Festival here in Northern Virginia on October 7. I plan on signing books and calendars, and offering lots of paintings from my studio! I might even have a fairy or two there with me. If you’re local to the area and plan to attend Clifton Day, I’d love it if you stopped by and said hello.
Thanks for reading all the way to the end! Fairy wishes for great adventures until I see you again. ❤
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I just wanted to write a quick note to let everyone know I’m still here, and I’m still writing! The conclusion of the Keepers of the Wellsprings is taking up every bit of my time and energy, leaving little time for blog posts.
The majority of the book is already in the hands of my trusted beta readers, and is so far very well received. This ending is going to be EPIC, and I’m really excited to get it out to the rest of you.
I’m still hoping to release in November. Keep an eye here for news, and as always, I’d love to hear from you. Post a comment here to say hello or ask a question, or send me an email if you’d like! See you soon!!
The more I write, the more excited I am to share the next installment of the Keepers of the Wellsprings with all of you. Call of Elespen is currently up to 79,533 words and counting. I’m about to start chapter 24 this morning, and I thought I’d pop in quickly to say hello and let everyone know I’m still here and I’m definitely still writing!
Here’s my favorite tiny snippet from a recent chapter:
“Rescue?” she whispers.
For a long stretch of silence, she looks me over. Her halfhearted gaze slowly drifts into the vast space above us. I follow, looking up into the chute as far as I can before the walls are swallowed into shadow. She doesn’t have to say a word. The hopelessness she feels hangs heavy in the air around us.
“Even if you could,” she sighs, “to what end?”
I won’t tell you who’s doing the rescue or who’s getting rescued, but I will share with you this sketch, which will definitely appear in the final version:
Call of Elespen is the fifth and final book of the Keepers of the Wellsprings series, due out this November. I’ll be announcing a release date and cover reveal soon, so keep checking back here for updates.
One last thing! Call of Kythshire, book one of the series, will be free to download on Amazon September 12, so if you want to dive into the series before the last book is released, be sure to grab your copy! See you soon!
I had so much fun with the last contest, I decided to offer another one! Enter to win a signed paperback copy of Call of Kythshire (or another book in the Keepers of the Wellsprings series, if you already have that one), AND a print of your choice. I have 8.5″ x 12″ prints of either Flitt, or Tib’s ship up for grabs. These are matted in a 12″ x 16″ white mat.
I’ve added more options to enter! Participants can visit me on Facebook or Instagram, send a tweet, or make a comment on the blog post linked in the contest! Good luck!
Click here to visit Rafflecopter and enter!
The contest ends Friday, August 4th at midnight. One lucky winner will be announced the following Monday, August 7. Good luck!
***Continental US only, no purchase necessary.
I decided it was high time I had a contest, so here ya go! You can enter to win one print of your choice (out of the two shown above), AND a signed paperback copy of Call of Kythshire! No purchase necessary, but you do have to live in the continental US. Just click here to visit the contest on rafflecopter to enter!
The contest ends July 8 at midnight EST. One lucky winner will be announced on my Facebook page Monday, June 10. Good luck!