Latest Posts

  • A Writing Update
    So, I mean, we all know there was supposed to be another book by now. The crickets that used to hang around A Curse of Venom & Scales have either died or moved along to chirp in some other tardy writer’s office. 😅 And I’m lucky to have a really supportive group of readers, who […]
  • Signs of Life
    Okay, you guys. This is not a drill. I’m glad to announce I’m officially back on the blog. I dropped off of the face of the planet without much of an explanation, and I’m sorry about that. My Patreon tribe still saw posts, art, and heard my chancing accent via podcast episodes, but I just […]
  • Point of View (Podcast Episode #5)
    I’m super excited to be back with another podcast. In this one, I chat about why I write in deep third point of view and how I choose characters for each scene. I hope you enjoy it! Links mentioned in this one: A Study of Ash & Smoke purchase links: https://yolandiehorak.com/books/a-study-of-ash-smoke A Trial of Sparks […]

Fall of the Mantle

Step into Ehrdia, a world of steam-driven technology, political strife, and ongoing war.

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New on Etsy

Minimalist nature-inspired designs in a gold, pink, and blue colour story.

These printable designs are sure to spruce up all your journals or scrapbooks.


Don’t like online shopping? No worries, I’ve got you covered.

Join my Patreon community to receive printable rewards each month, including some of the items in my Etsy store!

For only $4 Canadian per month, you’ll get:

  • Exclusive blog posts (at least 2 per month). May include: process videos, behind the scenes content, rejected art, personal updates, and more!
  • Bookish BTS (at least one per month). Short stories, discarded chapters, or blog posts offering insight into my characters, world, or writing process.
  • Exclusive monthly podcast episode (published on the last day of each month).
  • An original, ready to print inspirational badge each month (1000×1000 px).
  • Monthly printables. Spruce up your bullet journal or scrapbooks with original, ready-to-print design sets (typically sticker sheets, but historically also calendars, meal plans, etc). A set includes at least two ready-to-print pages, and each individual design in png format (500×500 px).
  • Bonus, I leave the archives open, so you get to access all the past content, AND as I update design sets, you’ll get the new version!
  • Finally, expect the odd freebie (including colouring pages, bookmark sets, printable artworks, extra printable pages, and more). I love showing my appreciation by offering gifts to my Patreon family.
Some past Patreon rewards

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