Introductions

Mae govannen, mellyn nin. Welcome to Dreams and Dragons! I am your host, Sarah Taleweaver (also called Sarah Narnathron or Leilani Sunblade). I am glad to have you here, yet I see that you have questions. Perhaps I can answer some of them here.

About the Blog

Dreams and Dragons began in 2011 as a private site for me to share my writing, photography, book reviews, and life in general with a carefully selected group of friends and family. It remained such until spring of 2013, when I temporarily made the blog public as part of an application to a summer creative writing class. During this time, a friend from the internet stumbled upon Dreams and Dragons and commented on how much she liked it. From there, one thing led to another, and in April Dreams and Dragons went permanently public.

In its current form, Dreams and Dragons is a repository for various bookish, writer-ish, and life-ish ramblings, including lists; short stories, snippets, and novel excerpts; a monthly Doings posts; book recommendations and reviews; character interviews; and even the occasional blog tour. Aside from the Doings posts, I don't really have a set schedule, but I try to post something roughly once a week.

About the Blogger

Photo by Goodhart Photography
Where to begin? As I have already said, I'm called Sarah Taleweaver, though others know me as Sarah Narnathron or Leilani Sunblade.

As my name suggests, I am a writer, one who, as Shakespeare put it, "gives to airy nothing a local habitation and a name." As such, I spend a considerable amount of time chronicling the adventures of the various inhabitants of my imagination and the miscellaneous details of the worlds in which they dwell. Most of my work is fantasy and subgenres thereof, but I dabble in science fiction, historical, and (very rarely) contemporary on occasion.

Of course, a writer must also be a reader, and I say with C.S. Lewis that “You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.” I read in the same genres I write, but with a bit more variety in my dabbling. My favorite authors include J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Anne Elisabeth Stengl, Brandon Sanderson, Diana Wynne Jones, Heather Dixon, and Bryan Davis. I am a firm believer in the idea that dragons make everything better.

In addition to all this, I am a student at Cedarville University majoring in Professional Writing and Information Design and minoring in Graphic Design. My goal is to eventually work in either instructional design or corporate communications while writing novels on the side, and so far that goal seems to be coming along nicely. 

In the random bits of free time not absorbed by one of the previously-listed activities or my blog, I enjoy photography, crafting (mostly knitting and crocheting, with occasional ventures into card-making, sewing, and jewelry-making), and watching Netflix with my roommate. So far, I haven't managed to create a time-manipulation device to let me get more of all of the above into each day, but I'm working on it.

I am an ISTP/J, a Ravenpuff (Ravenclaw and Hufflepuff in roughly equal proportion), an honors student, a former homeschooler, and more. I'm a bit weird, but that's ok. Like Mistborn, we writers need not make sense . . . at least not outside our stories.

Most importantly, I am a Christian, a child of the Great Author of our world. While  I'm not perfect, I do my best to bring Him honor in all areas of my life, whether writing or blogging or just having fun with my friends. And I hope that through this blog, in my dreams of dragons and magic and wonder, you will come to see Him a little more clearly.

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