Shauna Roberts is the author of the historical novels Like Mayflies in a Stream and Claimed by the Enemy, both set in ancient Mesopotamia. She also writes fantasy and science fiction, is a 2009 graduate of the Clarion Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Workshop, and received the Speculative Literature Foundation’s Older Writers Grant in 2011.
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Ice Magic, Fire Magic, my 2015 fantasy novel, has finaled in the Holt Medallion Award contest in the Novel with Strong Romantic Elements.The award luncheon will be Saturday. Unfortunately, I can't get to Virginia to attend, but I've got my fingers crossed that the final-round judges like it!
I set my alarm for 5:45 am so that I would not miss the emergence of the Monarch from its chrysalis.I missed it. It was already out and hanging from a stick. It was still dark outside, so I didn't even try to get a picture. I went back to bed but…
Our Monarch caterpillar turned into a chrysalis April 5, and today the chrysalis finally turned dark. If you look carefully, you can see the orange and black wings through the chrysalis, which is becoming transparent.