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Posted By Babs

I cannot believe it was 18 years ago today that I started to write the Master Guardian Part One. The story may have gone through a lot of changers over the years some of which have been pretty bad. To be honest I am thankful it has returned to its original form which has helped to keep the series going. Some of that credit has to go to my editor Murakami Kiyoshi, without his help to restore the concept of the series I would have given up on it. When he read one of the first versions of the story he encouraged me to publish it and carry on with that idea as it far better than what had come before.

Guard front cover

I am hoping the PDF I have posted will finally show people it is nothing like what they remember, it is completely different. It is going to be available for one week only.

I would also like to think the proofreaders without them, the stories would be full of misspelt words, unfinished scenes and bad punctuation. It still may not be 100% correct as my proofreaders have confess their’s isn’t great. I say it is still far better than mine 

Posted By Babs

It is so good to have finally been able to publish
. I had great fun inventing a language for the Black Dragon and the Dreamers which, I hope, sound old, very old and not too complicated. They are meant to be phonetic languages, the words are spoken the way they are spelt. I am planing to bringing them into future stories.

I know I still have three side stories to complete. I have come to the decision to make an all new version of Bǎihé and the mystery gifts, this is because the one out at the moment is not that well written and I am unable to come up with an ending. Hisashi and the Samurai I have completed, it just needs final checks. Spear and the haunted house is getting a new beginning and it will be featuring Gaylin’s guardian Nightfallalong with Guard, Darkness, Celest and Chris.


I cannot believe this Sunday the Master Guardian series is 18 years old To celebrate I will be launching a character bracelet which will be appearing in the third book of the trilogy, I will only reveal on the day who it belongs to and what it is used for. I have had a few fans ask me if I am going to make the bracelet available to buy, the answer is yes, but only on request and they have got to understand there is no way I can make it identical to the one I’m waring as I cannot control what Phantom quarts I get, this also applies to the Amethyst tumbled bead the colour and size may vary. The only things which will not change are the glass heart charms, the Aventurine, crackle and clear quartz beads.

I am also thinking about putting up a free PDF of Master Guardian Part One, for a week as this will give, I hope, everyone chance to read it.

Posted By Babs

Smiley Throwing StarsIt is great to finally have all 9 drawings completed, all I need to do now is scan them in and place them within each story.

I think the hardest one to get right was of Dampa with the Black Dragon Yagan jue, getting his scales to look dark grey rather than black was a real challenge, it took me a few goes to get him and the Grey Dragons right, but I succeeded in the end, they are all looking all right, I think ^_^.

However, I left the hardest till last, Longwei’s cat Huīchén, because I have never been good at animals or fur,

but I think I have done a reasonable job on him, he looks like a well kept kitty.

I hope to start publishing the stories over the next couple of weeks, all I can say is keep an eye on the side story website.


Posted By Babs

Jumping for Joy SmileyIt is great to have the all new A chance encounter and another little story I am titling Yagan jae and the dreaming girl back from my editor and proofreader. They both informed me they really liked both of them and Kiyoshi informed me the new version of A chance encounter is far better than the last one. This makes me very happy.

The next thing to do is get the covers painted and hopefully next week I will be able to launch them both.

I am still completing a side story which involves Gaylin’s mother, Aponi, helping Junjie’s fifth son Yè fēng to find out why a forest is cursed. It has been a fun story to do as I had to remember both gods are partly sighted, the Dragon is partly blind in his left eye and has to wear an eyepatch because daylight hurts it and the Dreamer has a pupil missing in his right eye which helps to focuses the other two pupils on anything from the other realm, but with it missing all he sees are shadows.

Kyioshi liked this concept, even though they are gods they both have a disability and cannot wait to go through it.
This is my rough drawing of them together and Aponi gettning frustrated over what a god has to do in order to calm a Forest Guardian ^_^

rough drawing

Posted By Babs

 I am so pleased towards the end of last week I completed the all new A chance encounter, which has since gone to my proofreader and editor to see what they make of it before I publish it. I have also had ago at drawing a cover for it, Junjie and Bǎihé meeting for the first time and to show the difference in hight as you can see Junjie is a lot taller then Bǎihé. 


I have to admit the one thing I am still not abele to get right is the Dragons wings. I can picture them so clearly within my mind, how they fold and unfold, but when it comes to actually to drawing them it is not easy, but I know with a bit of practice and guidance from Kiyoshi I will get them looking great.


Once the drawings are done, the next project that I am going to sort out is Bǎihé and the mystery gifts. I have given it a read through and because it needs a lot doing to it, to make it a better story, I am thinking about rewriting it into chapters. But I will crossthat bridge when I completed the first task getting all the pictures for the prequel to Lǐwú and the teardrop stone, I am pleased to announced I have finally settled on a title, Dampa and the cursed village.I hope it will make people want to read it.