๐ŸŽ€Shayla๐ŸŽ€@siximpossiblelives

Fangirling๐Ÿ’ป: #stargate #spn #the100 #starwars #harrypotter
Writing๐Ÿ“: The Elm Stone Saga, #xfiles fanfic
PhD๐Ÿ“–: #fanfiction
Reading๐Ÿ“š: #fantasy

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๐ŸŽ€Shayla๐ŸŽ€

WELCOME HOME SHAYLA! I'm back in Australia after three weeks in Europe with my family, and this weekend, back to work on book 4. Drafted the cover design this morning and sent to the artist. Writing deep into the evening, all going to plan.
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#book #books #elmstonesaga #fantasybook #bookstagram #bookishquote #bookish #bookishquotes #author #authorsofinstagram #writer #writersofinstagram #quote #magic #darkmagic #yafantasyfiction #yafantasy #yafiction #shayla


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๐ŸŽ€Shayla๐ŸŽ€

On holidays with my family, I'm *this close* to murdering my brother. Drawing inspiration from my hero Deb Morgan and exercising extreme restraint. If she can survive her brother, I should be able to handle another fortnight of mine.
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While there are plenty of television siblings, Deb and Dexter Morgan are my favourite. Who are yours?
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#fandom #Fangirl #Dexter #dextermorgan #dextertvshow #debmorgan #plasticsheet #family #familyholiday #debster #siblings #siblingrivalry #brotherandsister #brotherandsistergoals #crazyfamily #plasticsheetsinyourfuture #fanwriter #fangirling #tvfamily


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๐ŸŽ€Shayla๐ŸŽ€

Keeping track of my holiday with Alice. Cities, flight times and events recorded in the diary, thoughts and impressions in the travel journal.
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#travel #traveldiary #traveljournal #popvinyl #funkopop #aliceinwonderland #journalwriting #diarywriting #writing #amwriting #travelling #eurotrip #familyholiday #holidaywriting #travelwriting #pages #handwriting


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๐ŸŽ€Shayla๐ŸŽ€

Waiting for my connecting flight at Singapore Changi Airport and missing my cat. Flying is so exhausting!
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Got a new pair of headphones so planning to put some music on and fall asleep dreaming about what I wish I was writing.
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#travel #flying #airplane #aeroplane #connectingflight #singaporechangiairport #airport #fantasyauthor #headphones #music #wishiwaswriting #adventure #familyholiday #authorlife #holiday #eurotrip #selfie #awayfromhome


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๐ŸŽ€Shayla๐ŸŽ€

As a young teacher with too many commitments on my plate, I am familiar with burnout, an experience I've found myself exploring in my latest book, the fourth Elm Stone Saga title. Biting off more than you can chew, even for a good cause, can be harmful in the long run, and definitely doesn't do you any favours. I am constantly learning this lesson, and even though my characters are powerful sorcerers, they are not immune from the same life lessons.
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I'll be taking a break from writing - and everything else! - for the next three weeks as I travel Europe with my family. If I get the time I'll post some holiday snaps here to Instagram.
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Take the time to make memories with the people you love!
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#book #bookstagram #bookishquotes #bookishquote #quote #magic #fantasyauthor #fantasybooks #authorsofinstagram #writersofinstagram #writing #amwriting #fantasy #sequel #elmstonesaga #burnout #healyourself #healyourlife #teacherlife #authorlife #writerlife #taketime #sayitsunday


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๐ŸŽ€Shayla๐ŸŽ€

#fangirling out at @supanovaexpo in Brisbane this fine #fandomfriday
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Watched a fabulous panel with Maria Lewis, Alison Goodman, Jodi McAlister, Timothy Zahn, Lynette Noni, Carole Barrowman and Amanda Bridgeman this afternoon. Author book club!
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#fan #fangirl #supanova #supanovabrisbane #brisnova #author #authors #sciencefiction #fantasy #scifiauthor #fantasyauthor #marialewis #lynettenoni #jodimcalister #carolebarrowman #timothyzahn #alisongoodman #amandabridgeman #bookclub #brisbane #comiccon


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๐ŸŽ€Shayla๐ŸŽ€

Stayed the night at my parents' place up Fraser Coast and got this snap of my mum's progress through her beautiful copy of Strange The Dreamer by Laini Taylor. I am yet to read it myself but all reviews I've heard have been overwhelmingly positive.
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Still deciding what book to take with me on my holiday. Any recommendations?
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#book #books #bookstagram #bookish #bookphotography #bookpic #bookrecommendations #strangethedreamer #lainitaylor #fantasy #magic #frasercoast


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๐ŸŽ€Shayla๐ŸŽ€

Last school day of the year for me! Despite the disgusting heat I had a lovely day in prep with my Hungry Caterpillar dress by Damsel in this Dress @iloveditd
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Eight sleeps until my holiday! Piles of marking, writing and nerding-out still to pack in between now and my departure date though!
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#memonday #teacher #teach #teacherlife #teaching #hungrycaterpillar #veryhungrycaterpillar #prepteacher #eceteacher #cutedress #aussieteachers #brisbane #brisbaneteacher


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๐ŸŽ€Shayla๐ŸŽ€

Book 4 of The Elm Stone Saga is slowly taking shape! Find the first three books at @ouroborusbooks on Insta or FB.
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With just over a week remaining until my Eurotrip, I've been out grabbing all the last things I need. A lovely, if warm, day in the city catching up with one of my best friends.
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#sayitsunday #book #bookish #bookquote #bookstagram #authorsofinstagram #writersofinstagram #sky #skies #magic #fantasybooks #yafantasy


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๐ŸŽ€Shayla๐ŸŽ€

Apparently earlier this week was Stargate Day?! I managed to miss it amidst all my end-of-semester duties and marking, but will make amends over the weekend by watching some old favourites episodes.
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Who were your favourite Stargate characters and friendships? Mine is Sam Carter and Daniel Jackson. I love an uncomplicated male-female friendship based on mutual respect, intellectual attraction and complementary skill sets. #friendshipping
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Also I am a sucker for sweet nerd boys in sci fi and also badass competent women, and Daniel and Carter take the cakes!
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#fandomfriday #fandom #stargate #stargatesg1 #sg1 #danieljackson #samanthacarter #michaelshanks #amandatapping #scifi #stargateday #stargateedit #friends #friendship #tvfriends #phd #tv #bestfriends #fandom #fangirl #nerdboy #spacenerd #badasschick


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๐ŸŽ€Shayla๐ŸŽ€

Yes, you don't have to say it, I know: I'll be reading this book for the rest of my life at this rate. I picked it up at an inopportune time, right at the start of a very busy couple of weeks, and have not had the chance to get into it properly. Such a pity, because I love Jae-Jones's dark fairytale world and her lyrical writing style.
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In better news I survived my confirmation of candidature last week and am now looking forward to my big Eurotrip with my family, starting in two weeks' time! Hoping Venice dries up... If not at least I have something to read in the hotel!
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#whattoreadwednesday #reading #amreading #bookstagram #bookish #bibliophile #shadowsong #wintersong #sjaejones #fairytale #beautifulbooks #coverart #bookspines #sequel #purplebooks #book #bookphoto #bookphotography


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๐ŸŽ€Shayla๐ŸŽ€

This rainy #memonday feels like a letdown after an amazing weekend of friends, fun and loud music. I'm now lacking in a voice but it seems a fair trade.
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I wasn't sure if I would go to the staff Christmas party for school this year since I've been on leave, but my wonderful little tribe of teacher friends convinced me. You know you're blessed with epic friendships when people can make you feel this welcome and wanted.
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#epicweekend #bestfriends #bestfriendgoals #friendship #teacherfriends #teachingpartners #teachingpartnersincrime #mytribe #teacherlife #weekend #teaching #christmasparty #workchristmasparty #feelingblessed #feelinglucky


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