Jill Williamson | Where Adventure Comes to Life

Jill Williamson | Where Adventure Comes to Life

By Darkness Hid Curriculum Guide

Jill Williamson on October 26, 2011

Mary Agius helped me put together a homeschool curriculum guide for By Darkness Hid. Mary is the coauthor of the homeschool curriculum that goes with Jeff Gerke’s Art & Craft of Writing Christian Fiction Workbook. She and I are working on creating homeschool guides for books two and three. As of right now, this is […]

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Storyworld Detail: Ivory Creepers

Jill Williamson on April 15, 2011

When Vrell and her companions travel through the Nahar Tunnels to avoid the Eben giants, Peripaso supplies them with creepers to wear on their feet to help them climb in the icy tunnels. Creepers were used by Inupiat people. Carved from ivory and attached to leather thongs, they were tied to the bottom of the […]

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Some Interesting Facts I Learned about Horses

Jill Williamson on March 4, 2011

Here are some pictures of what Achan’s horses from the Blood of Kings trilogy look like, along with some interesting facts I learned about the animals. *You mount on the left side of the horse. *You can steer with the reins, but most horses can take signals from your legs alone. Type of Movement and […]

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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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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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Book Trailer: To Darkness Fled

Jill Williamson on November 23, 2010


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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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A Poem From Ness Hajicek, Age 9

Jill Williamson on August 29, 2010

Darkness divides the land, to the point where The king was murdered, dictated by lord Nathak’s hand, Er’rets is doomed, The evil crown prince Gidon Hadar, King Axle’s son, everyone prefered the latter, But a young stray boy, Nothing to anyone, nothing but a toy, Except to Lord Nathak, Achan was his name, Trouble it […]

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How To Pronounce Certain Names in By Darkness Hid

Jill Williamson on August 17, 2010

A lot of people ask me how to pronounce the names in my books. I probably should have worked on a pronunciation guide. But Hebrew is a tricky language. I recently found this Hebrew Lexicon site that allows you to listen to the phonetic spelling of Hebrew words. Click on the following words to hear […]

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Sir Koyukuk’s Bear Claw Necklace

Jill Williamson on June 1, 2010

Back when I was writing To Darkness Fled, I was searching online for pictures of a bear claw so that I could accurately describe it when Shung gives Achan the bear claw necklace. I found this picture and got totally excited, as this is exactly how I pictured Sir Koyukuk’s bear claw necklace that Achan […]

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