Hello, everyone, and welcome to my blog. I am a struggling author trying to break into the publishing world and have decided to use this space to serialize some of my longer works, publish poems, and advertise my wares online. I am going to begin by publishing The Shieldmaiden, a story I submitted to Strange Horizons that has been rejected. It is the story of Astrid, a viking woman, and her battles with the gods. It is also so much more than this. I hope you enjoy.