About Me

Hello all! My name is Madeleine Colis and I must confess that I’ve been addicted to stories for a long time… probably since I picked up my first The Boxcar Children book in elementary school. To be entirely honest, I started life as a child who was perpetually late to school, dinner, and pretty much everything else because I couldn’t get my nose out of books.

After The Boxcar Children, there was Nancy Drew, then Harry Potter, a ridiculous amount of Tamora Pierce and Anne McCaffrey novels, and everything in between. Eventually it got the point where if I wasn’t reading, I was trying to write myself into those same books – though in those years, my attempts at writing never left the privacy of password-protected word documents.

These days, I’ve come around to the fact that I love writing so much, I can even get over my insecurities enough to not only *gasp* take the passwords off my documents, but also share my work with *louder gasp* Other People. Said Other People are, as of now, my wonderful critique partners, but my aim is to one day be published and share my stories with the wider audience of the world at large.

This blog contains a smattering of thoughts from my perpetually bouncing around mind, but the general theme is my writer’s journey, things I’ve learned, and often things I’ve read along the way. And occasionally things I eat. And my writer-cat, did I mention her? And sometimes sporadic odes. Did I say there was a focus? Oh and sometimes travel and pictures and – SQUIRREL! Sorry, gotta run now!

Hope you enjoy looking around into a glimpse of the tangled mess that is my weird writer/reader/cheese-lover brain. And if you enjoy fantasy, stick around, because I hope to be able to share my YA epic fantasy series, Moonrise, with you one day soon. Thanks for visiting!


4 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Hi Maddy, I saw that you asked for some help at the Community Pool, so I hope you don’t mind if I give it here. All these are only my takes, and you are free to act on them or ignore them as you wish.
    *Your sidebar widgets are the wrong colour. The black text in most of the widgets does not show up at all on the dark background; I recommend either changing the picture or the font colour if possible
    *You may want to link to your ‘about’ page in your menu, as otherwise people won’t find it
    *I’m not sure if you use categories and tags, but I couldn’t see any. They are fairly important, especially tags, given that people can search the reader for them.
    I hope these are helpful, but they are only minor quibbles and I really enjoyed reading your blog. If I have been unclear or you want to ask anything else, please do.
    Best, Matt
    P.S. I would really appreciate you taking a look at my new second blog http://wp.me/6c4D3


    • Thank you SO much Matt!! These are really helpful comments – especially since I’m new to the ins and outs of WordPress/blogging – and I will definitely input them. Also can’t wait to check out your blog :-). Thanks again!!!

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      • Glad you found it useful. If it would be helpful, I could take another look when I get back from holiday (in about a week and a half) and give some follow up feedback?
        I look forward to reading more posts from you!
        Best, Matt


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