Avily Jerome

The Great Roach Hunt

The Great Roach Hunt

“There’s a giant roach loose in our house. On an unrelated note, we have insurance, right? In case the house accidentally burns down?” That was the text I sent my husband one morning. Anyone who knows how I feel about crickets (Cricket Warfare 101: Subtlety, Sabotage, Misdirection, Psychological Warfare, Treaties and Allies) can well imagine […]

The Imposter

The Imposter

The Amulet Saga Volume Two: The Traveler What Came Before: Seeing     Escape     Bandit     The Road     Beggars     Healer The City     Spy     A Place to Stay     Outlaws     The Camp      Trader The Wedding       The Third Son     The Search   The Imposter   “We’ve found her!” Ada looked up from her mug of tea at the […]

World Building—Creating a Culture (Part 4: Climate and Clothes)

World Building—Creating a Culture (Part 4: Climate and Clothes)

I’m continuing my series on world building. Come check out Part One, Part Two: Stereotyping, and Part Three: Building a Religion. Climate and Clothes When building your world, especially if it extends beyond your character’s main place of residence, a map is extremely helpful. I have a rough sketch of a map that I drew […]

The Wedding

The Wedding

The Amulet Saga Volume Two: The Traveler What Came Before: Seeing     Escape     Bandit     The Road     Beggars     Healer The City     Spy     A Place to Stay     Outlaws     The Camp      Trader   The Wedding Jyn gave the call to alert the sentries to her presence. A return call sounded from the tall rocks that bordered […]

World Building—Creating a Culture (Part 3: Building a Religion)

World Building—Creating a Culture (Part 3: Building a Religion)

I’m continuing my series on world building. Start by checking out Part One and Part Two. Building a Religion In Part One, I had an overview of different elements that go into creating a rich, round culture. Now, I’m going to break down those elements and talk about implementing each one in a more detailed […]

The Camp

The Camp

The Amulet Saga Volume Two: The Traveler Seeing     Escape     Bandit     The Road     Beggars     Healer The City     Spy     A Place to Stay     Outlaws The Camp The heat from the lowlands didn’t dissipate until they were far up into the mountains. Rose wiped sweat from her brow with a cloth Myrta handed her. The cart they […]

Outlaws

Outlaws

The Amulet Saga Volume Two: The Traveler What Came Before: Seeing     Escape     Bandit     The Road     Beggars     Healer The City     Spy     A Place to Stay Outlaws Taurin stretched. The girl, Rose, knew her healing arts. He felt better than he had before the injury. He watched her in the corner, trying desperately to match the […]