Writing Family: Worldbuilding and Homesteading

Angela Goff of Anonymous Legacy has interviewed me! Read her blog post to learn how my real-life homesteading efforts enhance the Tir Athair series.

Angela Goff

As writers, we often hear the old axioms: 

Write what you know. Write from life. Tell your story. 

But what does that really mean?

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Over the years I’ve been privileged to meet some phenomenal people whose writing has grown out of their personal experiences, habits, hobbies and passions in remarkable ways. Hence this “Writing Family” series: a spotlight on various writers whose work has taken on new life from things they do every day.

One such person is medieval-based fantasy writer Marissa Ames. Her Tir Athair series exposes the wonderfully intricate medieval world, populated with complex characters navigating moral quandaries common to the human condition in all ages of the world. Yet writing isn’t her only superpower. She is also a hard-core homesteader with an impressive skill set, from making homemade mozzarella to raising chickens, not to mention being a stellar from-scratch cook.

With such a resume, it should surprise no one that she…

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