Jill Williamson | Where Adventure Comes to Life

Jill Williamson | Where Adventure Comes to Life

From Darkness Won: Back Cover Copy

Jill Williamson on February 22, 2011

It’s coming! Only 38 days until From Darkness Won releases! Here is the back cover copy. Darkness trembles. Achan steps into his role as Crown Prince and prepares for war. But war against whom? Could Esek still be alive? Has Lord Nathak taken Esek’s place? Or is the mysterious Hadad the true enemy Achan must […]

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Creepy Caves: My Inspiration for the Caves in the Blood of Kings Trilogy

Jill Williamson on February 18, 2011

In book one, By Darkness Hid, Vrell, Jax, and Khai travel down an underground hot springs river to avoid the Eben giants in Nahar Forest above. A reekat upsets their boat, and they swim to a nearby cave and meet Peripaso. I learned a good deal about creepy caves from my friend Marion, who visited […]

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Send me your questions!

Jill Williamson on January 27, 2011

Jake Chism at FictionAddict.com is planning a two-part interview for book three. Half of the interview will be printed in the back of the book, the other half will be a podcast that’s posted after the release date.  So, I need your questions about the series. What are you dying to know about the overall story? Ask me anything!

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Book Cover for Book Three, From Darkness Won

Jill Williamson on December 20, 2010

I just got it. Isn’t it beautiful? Kirk DouPonce is a brilliant designer. 🙂

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My Adventure Making Blood of Kings Banners

Jill Williamson on December 18, 2010

When my online reader/writer friends made a live-action book trailer for To Darkness Fled, I wanted to do something nice to thank them. They all had my books already, so that was out. Then an idea came to me. I could make them each a medieval banner for the city the character was from that […]

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First Draft of Book Three is Done… 168,000 words! Yikes!

Jill Williamson on October 20, 2010

After a long summer of writing, attending writer’s conferences, going to camps, and then more writing, I have finally finished my first draft of book three! Praise God! What a relief! But… it’s very long. 168,000 words! That’s as long as book two was. “Oh, my goodness. Oh, my goodness!” (Movie quote: Tessie from Annie.) […]

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My Major Adventure to Nampa, Idaho and Buffalo, Wyoming

Jill Williamson on June 12, 2010

My booth! Last Thursday, I embarked on an adventure. First stop, the homeschool convention in Nampa, Idaho. I sat at a booth for Marcher Lord Press and told people all about the cool new homeschool workbook my editor, Jeff Gerke, and his friend, Mary Agius, have written. It’s a one-semester creative writing course for a high […]

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50,241 Words on Book Three!

Jill Williamson on May 28, 2010

I’m working as hard as I can on book three. I realized the last update I gave was in November of 2009, so I thought I’d offer an update. I’m now at 50,241 words, which is about 200 pages. That puts me at about 1/3 of the way done! Woot! I’m pleased with what’s happening so […]

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Sketch of Sitna Manor

Jill Williamson on May 25, 2010

Here is a drawing I made of Sitna manor. I am not the best artist, but I find it very helpful to sketch the layout of buildings or towns in which my characters will spend a lot of time. This helps me see how the ideas in my head actually fit on land, or paper, […]

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3604 words in on book three!

Jill Williamson on November 2, 2009

Now that I passed the manuscript for To Darkness Fled (Blood of Kings, book 2) on to my editor–and since it’s National Novel Writing Month–I decided to plunge right into book three, From Darkness Won. I am sick, but sitting at the computer isn’t so tough. I stayed in bed all day yesterday, and today I […]

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