Welcome to Scribbled Horizons!
My twin sister and I have been avid readers for most of our lives and enthusiastic writers for nearly just as long. Though we have read and loved many books from a variety of genres, being legally blind has given us a special appreciation for the fantastical as we have always had to fill in the gaps in our vision with our own imaginations. This passion has influenced much of our writing and other projects.
This site is both an archive of our works and, we hope, a place where readers, writers, and educators might find some helpful resources.
~ Alaena Hope
P.S. All the artwork on this website (except for the covers of books we review) was created by us.
11/17/2022 - Posted the fantasy short story "To Do Great Things" by V. Shalace online
09/12/2022 - Big changes to the Book Reviews page, audio book reviews now available
07/31/2022 - Posted book review for Black Unicorn by Tanith Lee
04/27/2022 - Posted book review for My Life as a Gamer by Janet Tashjian
11/17/2021 - New illustrated, children's poetry collection Scribbled Journeys now available on Amazon in paperback and hardcover!
Jaden has completed his studies as a sorcerer and sets out on his first official field assignment with his team. At the same time, his brother, Eimichi, begins his first year as a teacher in their village schoolhouse.
The two share stories from their lives with one another in a series of letters.
Lumika, known around the world as the city of magic, is also home to the prestigious Lumika University, a leading institution in magitech research. However, not everyone who attends Lumika U is there for an education. Some are looking for recognition, and some are looking for revenge. Still others are only passing through on their way to bigger and better things.
All first-year student Shyn Shirolei really wants is a fresh start and access to Lumika University’s unparalleled libraries. Unfortunately, as the daughter of a seer, she knows better than anyone that life seldom unfolds as planned. When a body falls from the sky on her first day on campus, she finds herself caught in the middle of events that seem unsettling even for a school where furniture walks around on its own and memories can be kept on trees. With a roommate who seems like she already has her entire life figured out and a new friend who seems obsessed with the magical relics of the legendary Spectral Court, Shyn’s first semester as a university freshman is turning out to be a lot more complicated than she had hoped.
“There’s a shadow over the university,” Shyn’s mother had told her. If only she’d paid more attention.
Cindy is lucky to be Blessed, or at least that’s what most people tell her. As far as Cindy is concerned, however, Fairytale Magic isn’t everything it’s cracked up to be.
An illustrated collection of 49 poems featuring childhood anecdotes, magic, adventure, and more...
A nonfiction piece based on the many interesting people I met while flying with my guide dog.