Introducing Brent Woods (and his creator, Elgon)

Um. Okay. You just seemed to come out of nowhere. But uh… Welcome to Whimsy by Candlelight. Who are you? The name’s Woods, Brent Woods. Brent is my middle name, though, short for Brenton. My sister Jean and came up with that name when I was ten because neither of us liked my given name,Continue reading “Introducing Brent Woods (and his creator, Elgon)”

Meet Ara and Felice! And watch out for the MAGIC MIRROR!

Hi! I’m Ara. This might sound weird to you, but I happen to have a Magic Mirror in my basement. And it slurps us into stories.That’s the truth. I’m not lying. Promise. I found out about the Magic Mirror, when it sucked me and my brother Felice into the story of the Three Little Pigs!OnceContinue reading “Meet Ara and Felice! And watch out for the MAGIC MIRROR!”

Interviewing James from Questworld

Tell me about yourself. Well, my name is James and I’m 13. Currently, I’m trapped in another world with four of my friends. This world is just like the video game we all used to play at home called Questworld Online. It’s a bit of a bummer being trapped here but it’s not completely terrible… Except forContinue reading “Interviewing James from Questworld”

Beven, the Paperbag Puppet

Do you know how cats love cardboard boxes? Well, this year I discovered that kids love paper bags just as much! It started off when I was babysitting friends’ grandchildren during a funeral. Before leaving home, I quickly threw a “survival bag” together, a teacher trick, and I grabbed some paper bags that were onContinue reading “Beven, the Paperbag Puppet”

Fantastic Realism?

I had a few readers of A Cursed Enchantment comment on the moments when they thought they might gag while reading the novel.  So I thought that I would blog a little on why I didn’t skip over some of the Mahogany Manor Dolls’ survival details.  I am a history buff.  And I want toContinue reading “Fantastic Realism?”

The Dolls of Mahogany Manor Meet Mr. and Mrs. Taco

Yesterday, I hosted a fellowship event with ladies from my church. The ladies seemed happy to be guinea pigs for a few of the Bible study ideas that correlate with A Cursed Enchantment. It was such a fun time! I had to stretch the theme quite a bit since Carol, who loves to help planContinue reading “The Dolls of Mahogany Manor Meet Mr. and Mrs. Taco”

Auntie Amita and My Own Awesome Aunts

by Amy Lynn Walsh I spent just about every other Sunday in an alternate reality during my childhood. (Okay, truthfully, if you count all books I read and all the time I spent daydreaming, I was in an alternate reality most of the time!) On the Sundays I spent with Grammy and Grampy, I hadContinue reading “Auntie Amita and My Own Awesome Aunts”

A Mahogany Manor Coloring and Activity Book — Activity Answers

Spoiler alert! Don’t look at these unless you are ready to check your answers to Connie Sica’s Victorian-Inspired Book! The solution to the rocking horse matches is: column 1, the first and last horses. If you have any other question or comments, feel free to email me at You may also email me forContinue reading “A Mahogany Manor Coloring and Activity Book — Activity Answers”

Tomorrow the World will Meet the Dolls of Mahogany Manor!

I would think that every author approaches launch day with such a mixture of emotions and thoughts from “Yes, I accomplished another life goal!” to “Will anyone like my book?” and “What if I didn’t catch all of the mistakes?” Today I had an interview with Liam, my youngest beta reader who is entering theContinue reading “Tomorrow the World will Meet the Dolls of Mahogany Manor!”