Eve Dorothy Kastin

Even as a youngster, though, I could not bring myself to believe that if knowledge presented danger, the solution was ignorance. To me, it always seemed that the solution had to be wisdom. You did not refuse to look at danger, rather you learned to handle it safely.

—Isaac Asimov, The Caves of Steel

“What do you fear, lady?” he asked.
“A cage,” she said. “To stay behind bars, until use and old age accept them, and all chance of doing great deeds is gone beyond recall or desire.”

—J. R. R. Tolkien, The Return of the King

Drumroll please! My debut novel, Magic’s Key, is finally available as an eBook! It’s a children’s fantasy story about a girl who’s offered a wish, and makes a deal to learn magic instead.

In coordination with my novel, I’ve launched a blog, The Independent Wordsmith. I’m documenting my publishing journey there, as well as posting articles about various other writing-related topics.

This November (2021), I’m participating in NaNoWriMo. Drop by and check out how much progress I’ve made on the sequel to Magic’s Key!

I have a visual design company! It’s called EmpyreanLens. So far, I’m building websites, creating cover art, and offering photographs I’ve taken printed on a wide array of items (including photo paper).

I’m doing freelance fiction writing! My pen name is Lucy Aster, and I have some stories available online.

Dragons? Royal politics? Prodigious young heroes? Check, check, and check! Behold my system-agnostic table-top roleplaying supplement: Of Gold And Fire Let Them Be Forged. If you love fantasy and gaming, there’s a crown waiting for you in Tantir.

If you’ve ever wanted to control the fate of a kingdom, you can do just that in the interactive story I wrote called The Blood Throne of Harrow. You’re welcome!

On rare occasions, you may be able to catch me streaming on Twitch. My handle is theLucentstar, which I also use in various other places around the internet (sometimes I’m just “Lucentstar”).

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