A LITTLE MORE IN DEPTH
Meet HRB Collotzi - Fabulist
My love of writing started with a perceptive English teacher in high school. I wrote a short story for an assignment in her class (if I ever find it, I'll try to post it here!) and she loved it so much she told me I just HAD to join her creative writing class. Unfortunately, I was busy doing so many other things (band, dance, karate, working full-time as a CNA, just to name a few) that I couldn't fit it into my schedule. But I never forgot her encouragement!
Later in life, I jotted down some short stories meant strictly for my family. I don't know that I'll ever post those because they are very personal. But that's all I ever did from 1997-2010. Until....
In the summer of 2010 I was struck with the science-fiction idea of a woman who can read minds, so I borrowed my husband's laptop and haven't given it back since. (I'm building this website on it!) In 2011, I wrote the sequel to the first science fiction novel and even submitted a few queries to agents about it. I still plan to re-work it into a young adult novel. But first, I had this crazy idea about writing a novel from the viewpoint of a dragon.
In 2012 I started work on The Secret of Avonoa. I love everything to do with dragons, knights, unicorns, elves, you name it! So I couldn't stop myself when this idea turned itself into a book. I love the characters of Avonoa. They all have distinct histories that I've never been able to put into words, but I can feel in my heart.
Dak/Hiro is easily my favorite. He's definitely the type to leap without looking, the same way I've always been. I've learned so much through his eyes and hope to learn so much more! I already have themes, story ideas, outlines and titles for all five books in the Avonoa series. I'll give you a peek into Avonoa by listing the titles I've come up with for the series.
#1 The Secret of Avonoa
#2 The Shadow of Avonoa
#3 The Heart of Avonoa
#4 The Traitor of Avonoa
#5 The Krusible of Avonoa
Please see My Books page for links to Amazon for the Avonoa series. If you have any questions about me that I haven't answered here, send me a note on the Contact page. I'm glad to get to know you! Stop by again soon!