Hi, I'm Yolandie! I write, I dabble and I look after a toddler and a grown man. Life is good!
Hey, I’m growing out my pixie. My hair is now… Read More »Growing Out a Pixie Cut & Other Random Tales
I mentioned a while back that I’d commissioned the epic… Read More »Art Inspired By A Trial of Sparks & Kindling
With more places around the globe entering states of lockdown,… Read More »7 Easy Tutorials to try During Isolation/Lockdown
A major plot arc in A Study of Ash &… Read More »Rot – An Illness Based on the Bubonic Plague
I recently reread the Harry Potter series, and watched the… Read More »The Book was Better – My Thoughts on Adaptations
Sometime around September last year, I got an email about… Read More »A Study of Ash & Smoke – 7th Annual WD Self-Pub e-Book Awards
Ah, writer’s block. The bane of many a writer’s existence.… Read More »Five Easy Ways to Combat Writer’s Block
I should probably have waited with this until a bit… Read More »A Trial of Sparks & KIndling Cover Reveal
So, recently, quite a few folks have been asking me… Read More »We Want Spoilers! A Trial of Sparks & Kindling Edition
It’s only because of my fabulous book-recommending genius of a… Read More »Daughter of Smoke & Bone Trilogy – Book review
I posted an excerpt from A Study of Ash &… Read More »Spot the Differences – Writer vs Main Character
I mentioned in the first vacation photo post that we… Read More »Montecasino Bird Gardens (Vacation Pics Part Two)
We all have little aha moments while writing. Those moments… Read More »How AHA moments changed A Study of Ash & Smoke
In the last post, we talked about the first two… Read More »Let’s Write – The Structural Edit (Continued)
As you all know, my summer was a whirlwind of… Read More »What’s Happening with A Trial of Sparks & Kindling?
The way to hook this reader is easy. Write a… Read More »My Favourite Character Trope: The Lovable Rogue
I’ve never really talked about those books that inspire me,… Read More »Books That Inspire Me – The Black Magician Trilogy
I’d never heard of death of the author until a… Read More »Should Authors Step Away Once the Novel is Complete?
When Kayla was little, I worked when she slept. This… Read More »When Do You Find the Time? An Essay by a Work-From-Home Mother