H.S.J. Williams

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From the beginning, H. S. J. Williams has loved stories and all the forms they take. Whether with word, art, or costume, she has always been fascinated with the magic of imagination. She lives in a real fantastical kingdom, the beautiful Pacific Northwest, with her very own array of animal friends and royally loving family. Williams taught Fantasy Illustration at MSOA. She may also be a part-time elf.

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In a word? Stunning. From the very beginning, it is crystal clear that the reader is in for a unique story. Its storytelling style is quite unlike anything I’ve read. I appreciated the “historical fragments” in between chapters that kept the reader on track rather being lost in the heroine’s confusions. I am usually frustrated when our main pov believes a bunch of lies, but it was well executed... Read more of this blog post »
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So excited to finally share this story, Fair Ones!

Cover art is by the amazing @morgana0anagrom! I'll be doing the interior illustrations, and the map will be designed by @noverntale! Additional illustrations by @inscapestudio!

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“If a man has to ask for your trust, it's a sure sign that you should not give it. Trust should be earned inherently, without any verbal demands. Trust is knowing a man's character, knowing truth, and relying on that character and truth even when the odds seem against you.”
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“There is a moment that comes into every life when the right word, the right look even, could change the shape of the world forever. The wrong one could as well, though the resulting shape would be different. No word at all, however, and the moment slips by, and things remain unsaid that perhaps should have been said, perhaps shouldn't, and no one can ever know for sure.”
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“Were the world a just place and given into Poet Eanrin's hands to dictate, he would have written things as they ought to be. Lionheart would not have bowed like some wooden puppet and left without another word. He would have acted like a man, taken the silver-eyed queen into his arms, and kissed her! He would have told her all the things in his heart that he did not fully understand yet, because, honestly, who ever understands those things anyway?

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message 8: by Grace

Grace Morris Hello! Thanks for becoming my friend here on Goodreads! Have a wonderful day! 😃 📚

H.S.J. Williams I have no idea why I was never notified of this comment! Thank you, Ruth, that is so sweet! :)

Ruth Scroll down

trust me this will put a smile on your face, make your day, or help you

Every night , someone thinks about you before they go to sleep,

At least fifteen people in this world love you.

The only reason someone would ever hate you is because they want to be just like you

There are at least two people in this world that would die for you

You mean the world to someone.

Someone that you don't even know exists loves you.

When you make the biggest mistake ever,
something good comes from it.

When you think the world has turned its back on you, take a look.

Always remember the compliments you've received.

Forget the rude remarks.

So if you are a loving friend, send this to everyone on your list including the person that sent
it to you.

God loves you so much that He sent his only Son to die on the cross for your sins!

Make Someone else's day! Help get a smile on someone's face! Help someone out! remember
that your loved

=Fight for you
=Respect you
=Involve you
=Encourage you
=Need you
=Deserve you
=Save you
Send this to all your friends & me if I'm one......If you get 4 back u r liked but if u get 7 back
then u r seriously loved

Sierra I. Thanks for accepting my friend request! :)

H.S.J. Williams Yes, we shall!

Allison Ruvidich Thanks so much for starting the TOGW group, Hannah! We're gonna have such great times! : )

H.S.J. Williams Thank you!!!

Katherine I love your blog!

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