"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain."

My username comes from the words of wisdom by the 19th century lunatic Mr William Herondale who is a character in the 'Infernal Devices' trilogy by Cassandra Clare.

I used to go by Maggie, which is my real life nickname. You can still call me that because I like to use pretentious phrases like nom de plume!

I'm dyslexic. I started writing as a challenge to myself and to get the voices in my head to shut up, but I don't know if it's worked because the voices are too loud.

I'm a twin. I think my sister is the evil one but most disagree. I've found hitting them doesn't help my cause.

I critique. I don't claim to be an expert but years of being an extremely picky reader has given me insight into what makes a good story. If you want feedback just PM me - any requests on my message board will be ignored/ deleted/ responded to rudely (depends on my mood). The stories must have decent grammar and have been proof-read. I'm not saying it has to be perfect but it is unfair for you to ask me to read something you cannot be bothered to read yourself. Also, nothing with stupid titles.
I reserve the right to decline the request.

I make all my covers myself but the images that I use to make them belong to their respective owners and no copyright infringement was intended.

Some awesome people I met on this site that inspire me to write every day:
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A Captain's Heart

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Description: When Kalrona guard captain, Hailen Dubhair, has to escort Prince Clarion and Princess Sorra across the country, his fiancée, healer Kaylin Elsia, refuses to be left behind. But Kaylin is hiding a secret that could threaten not just her life, but the...

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NeverTrustaDuck commented on A Captain's Heart - Chapter 21

But does Damien trust Kaylin? Hailen always has a plan up his sleeve, and if not, he's good at pulling them out of thin air. The question is, do I have a plan? I  always have a plan. 
      I promise, I did not do this on purpose. Most of my chapters end with cliffhangers, so it was bound to happen, and I think this is a nicer one than the last one. If I'm cackling, it's completely coincidental. 
      All in good time, my dear. :P
NeverTrustaDuck commented on A Captain's Heart - Chapter 21

Damien is absolutely jealous of Hailen, but I think it's a bit more than that. Damien is a stickler for the rules (think how he reacted when he found out Kaylin was a witch, even though she healed him). He got in trouble with Hailen for not reporting it and now he finds out Hailen is a witch as well. He's not happy. Hailen and Quinn are much better. 
      I think this town is quite interesting. It will actually tie into the next book as well! The witch doesn't kill a lot of people. He prefers to torture them instead and dead people don't suffer, as the other prisoner said. 
      Thank you for reading. :)
New chapter of A Captain's Heart has been uploaded. Please read the author's note as it contains important information. Hope you enjoy. :D

Oh no, that's not good - both Megan's trampling and your withdrawals. I say we do something about them. We can get you more milky way brioche and I can re-write your story while your attention is otherwise engaged so that Megan can save the day, find Garrick and live happily ever after with Harper and Lucius. Yeah, that works.