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K. L. Stewart's Dark Angels blog gives details into the characters, worlds, and inspirations related to all of the books in my Angels and Shadows series.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Exciting News

The second installment in The Dark Angel Wars is nearing completion.  I started writing this back years and years ago.  The final draft I began in 2012, and yes, it has taken me this long to complete it.  To those of you who have been waiting, just know that I am working very hard to get it out by the end of this summer.  I have edited, re-written, and nitpicked every detail.  With that being said, I'm sure there might still be a couple of spots that can use work, but I want to deliver the best book to you that I can.  I just have a few loose ends to tie up (like deciding on the final title and cover).  It won't be long though, so keep checking for updates on this site, my facebook, and sign up for my email list.  You can also check out my author page on Amazon where you can purchase previous books as well as leave reviews.  Also see my previous post to let me know what you think of cover concepts.

The K. L. Stewart Amazon Author Page

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Friday, May 27, 2016

Cover Concept

I have been thinking about my cover for Angels & Hunters: book two of the Dark Angel Wars.  I've been playing around with different media and design programs.  These were designed on my phone.  Thoughts on these concepts?  Do you like the ideas or no?   Comments would be greatly appreciated.


Wednesday, May 25, 2016

If You Wish Upon A Dandelion

The warm sunny days that we have had in North Carolina this spring have brought out many beautiful flowers.  Of all the flowers in the world, I have to say that I'm the oddity that appreciates the dandelions.  I think they are so much more than the irritating weeds that so many people think are waging war on their lawns.  Dandelions have many uses (for more on this there are many articles and recipes), and are vital to bee populations, but even more so to me, they represent my childhood wishes.  How many of you remember playing outside on warm sunny days, blowing the dandelion seeds to make a wish? 
The flowers outside our store

Me and my seventeen month old daughter love going outside and picking dandelions.  I am teaching her about making wishes on them.  It is a tradition.  One that I am proud to uphold and that builds a bond between me and my daughter.  I believe children's wishes are much more than wishes.  They are dreams, and hope.  They are the wildest imaginings and emotion that a child can carry.

My daughter with her flowers
 Now, I know I'm not the traditional parent.  For those of you who don't know, my husband and I own a game shop.  So, I'm raising my children in a very busy and non-traditional environment.  However, we have back rooms away from the main store where the oldest can have television time and relaxation and the youngest can play with her toys and take naps.  We don't have a big yard at the store to play in but I do often walk to the park and let my youngest play and even if we don't go to the park, my youngest likes me to put her in the stroller and stroll around the parking lot.  We have a picnic table that she can sit on and she likes to sit outside and watch cars, birds, and trains.  We also pick some of the only flowers available to us, dandelions.  To her these are wishes and a bit of natural beauty in the city. 

So, knowing now how I feel about dandelions and wishes and how important they are to my child, you can imagine how upset I was when the town decided to spray the nastiest smelling weed killer all over her dandelions as well as my mother-in-law's rose bush, which sits outside of our store.

This is my mother-in-law's rosebush (notice the brown and yellow)  It is almost all dead today.



We couldn't go outside for three days because the smell was so atrocious (it literally burned my nostrils).  My daughter got sick, probably from inhaling the fumes when the door opened, and all of her beautiful yellow and green wishes got turned brown.  They are still there, mind you, still standing, but brown.
The dandelions after being sprayed.


So, not only did the city fail to do what they set out to do, but they destroyed something beautiful,
something that was special.  They destroyed my daughter's wishes.  So I'm writing this not only to rant, but to spread the dandelion love.  Be aware of what you are doing and your impact on the environment and other human beings.  If you're going to destroy something, first of all, make sure you really want it gone, and second of all, make sure that you do it the right way (if you really want to kill a dandelion, you have to pull it up by the root).  Please enjoy the following articles and recipes on dandelions as well as your spring and summer.


Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Another World's Ocean

Sitting at the bottom
of another world's ocean
Just rubbing my feet
through these grains of sand

When the sky clouds up
The waves toss loudly
Rolling with the thunder
Ignited with lightning energy

I can only marvel at it all
Wonder if I am seen
If I'm counted among the sand
If they know I watch their beach

Friday, October 23, 2015

Thinking

Life is short, hopefully the afterlife is shorter...and we're on to living again.  Seeing those we've missed.

Life will Never work out the way we dream or plan it.  There's always a bigger thing staring us in the face that is so big we can't see it until we're already too far into its tooth filled mouth.

I am still who I want to be but the reality is that all of us have to fight to fulfill our dreams.  I am determined to be a fighter, a survivor.  Even though reality is a never ending struggle.

Money rules us all whether we want it to or not.  It's unfortunate.  If we valued human life, the earth and ourselves as much as we value money, then we would not need it.  The world is cruel.

just a few thoughts...


Wednesday, February 19, 2014

If you haven't already...

Follow me on Facebook!  I'll be revealing some teasers about my book on here.  I put one of them up today.  The book is still in a rough draft phase, but the editing will be coming soon as well as (hopefully) some cover art.  I'm so excited!

http://www.facebook.com/klstewartbooks

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Silence

Silence invades me
The oblivion of sound
The desecration of laughter
The vial of unspoken pains
of the spoken questions
that hurt to much to form an answer

Silence is the ominous space
of things left unsaid
of wishes dying
of breathless hope
becoming caged
in a place of what will never be