Story Study: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel series by Michael Scott

Though it’s been a few years since I read this series, it still reigns as my favorite YA fantasy saga to this day. More importantly, it opened up a new possibility within the fantasy genre for me, which is why it’s earned a spot as my next Story Study. ~ My first encounter: I was … Continue reading Story Study: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel series by Michael Scott

Story Study: The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien

This next Story Study features the fantasy tale that impacted me the most as a writer and will forever be my favorite fictional story. ~ My first encounter: The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien has the distinction of my favorite book of all time, and is perhaps the work that, above … Continue reading Story Study: The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien

Story Study: The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis

Today’s Story Study is all about my second fantasy favorite as a kid! ~ My first encounter: As with the early Harry Potter films (based on J. K. Rowling’s series), the 2000s movie adaptation of C. S. Lewis’s The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe revealed a world of wonder and fantasy that captivated me … Continue reading Story Study: The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis

Story Study: The Harry Potter Series by J. K. Rowling

To begin my series of Story Studies, I turn to one of the most beloved book series of the past couple of decades and one of the earliest fantasy works I encountered as a child. ~ My first encounter: My exposure to J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series was gradual. I did see the movies … Continue reading Story Study: The Harry Potter Series by J. K. Rowling