• Work in Progress

    Character Picture Board

    Characters are the most important element of any well-crafted story. So, not surprisingly, a lot goes into creating them. Many writers develop full histories and personality descriptions for even minor characters, including things like where they were born and details of their childhood—even though none of that information ever makes it into the story. And of course, authors need to consider the character's physical appearance. What color are their hair and eyes, what is their race? Are they short, tall, portly, skinny? Even a carefully chosen name can enhance the image the author is creating.

  • Dragon's Blood candles with shamrocks
    General

    Making Dragon’s Blood Candles

    Ever wonder what goes into making the candles in Tressa’s Treasure Shop? I took some photos as I went through the process, so let me walk you through it. I started with the Dragon’s Blood fragrance because the name fits in so well with the Celtic mythology/fantasy theme that I wanted to carry through to the store. With the first batch of candles I worked in our kitchen. I soon learned that wasn’t the best idea! The first picture shows with everything laid out: a scale to weigh the wax, a double boiler to melt it, scent, color blocks, glass jars and wicks. Waiting for the wax to melt is…

  • News/Updates

    New Release from Author Belinda M Gordon

    Shaggy Dog Productions is pleased to announce the release of the much anticipated fourth book in The King’s Jewel Series. Sophia’s Song is the final segment in Belinda M Gordon’s Contemporary Fantasy series based on Celtic mythology. Book 4 continues where book 3 left off, Deaglan Mór has brutally conquered Tír na nÓg. The story is full of nail biting drama as Mór intensifies his murderous search for Tressa, intent on disrupting the prophecy before she finds the last of the lost treasures of the Tuatha de Danann. Tressa and Alexander fight to return to The Otherworld and join the resistance only to find Tressa’s people on the brink of…