I’d like you to meet my creative friend Shannon McRoberts. I’ve asked her to tell us a little about herself. Make sure to check out her links at the bottom. She has some pretty cool work to share.
Chances are you have no idea who I am or what my world is about. And that is OK. Because today you learn that my fascinating world has a little of this and a little of that.
My website’s tagline is “The World of Shannon McRoberts”. Not because I am a pretentious person, but rather I had so many different facets to share it was hard to find a single title to tie them altogether. I say this because there are three main focuses of the site: my art, my books, and my poetry.
The Poet: I have been working with poetry
the longest of all my artistic endeavors. It was the first art form I could create. For years I kept it under lock and key, but eventually I released it into the light of day. My poetry is often dark with longing undertones that ebb and flow down the page. I published a book of poetry call Erosion of the Heart; however, my newest poetry is found on my blog under the poetry category.
The Artist: I have been dabbling in art almost as long as poetry. From pencils, to photography, to painting. My favorite medium used to be oil paints, but as I grew up I found it increasingly hard to find the time or space to work with the oils. I even found it hard to work with something like charcoal while my daughter toddled around the house. I found an outlet though that worked for me: 3D Art. I use DAZ Studio and Poser to create varying works of art. There is no mess to clean up after and I can chase my daughter while my pictures are rendering.
The Author: The last frontier, at least for me. Twenty or so years ago I tried to write a book. It didn’t end well. (No pun intended) I thought writing was a medium I would not be able to wrangle. Yet, in the back of my mind a sparkle for a story appeared. I sat down and wrote that story. Then, ideas just kept popping into my head for other stories. That is how Zarra and Athine were born. This is how I began my journey to “turn mythology on its ear”. Currently I have six prose books available, each centering on this world I built inside my mind. If you like Once Upon A Time, Xena, Buffy, or Lord of the Rings then you will like The Daughter of Ares Chronicles.