R.J. Metcalf

/R.J. Metcalf

About R.J. Metcalf

RJ has little spare time when she's not in "Mommy Mode", but she does enjoy reading, writing, pillow fights with her family and hunting Pokemon in the neighborhood with her hubby.

By | 2021-06-12T13:00:00+00:00 June 12th, 2021|Characters|

Ahhh, Brandon. The prince that started as a very vanilla character, in a friend's words, and then morphed into more of a rocky road ice cream. There were so many ideas and possibilities for this guy. So many ways of which he could be (and was) tormented. So many ways of which he could grow [...]

Finn DoPonce

By | 2021-05-23T16:13:13+00:00 June 8th, 2021|Characters|

"Just because things could've been different doesn't mean they'd be better." Finn has walked this entire journey with me from the very beginning. From the days of Betrayal by Blood, from the days before as Flint (and someday I promise to get around to writing that backstory! I just have to figure out how exactly that [...]

One week!

By | 2021-06-05T13:00:50+00:00 June 7th, 2021|Blog, Books|

It's hard for me to fathom this, but in one week, the final book will be out. Blood Bond shall be released into the wild, and the series shall be complete. Craziness! Excitement! All the sweet relief! Have you recently read (or re-read) Traitor's Crown? Are you ready to dive back into Terrene and experience dragons [...]

Christopher Saroot

By | 2021-05-23T15:35:55+00:00 June 6th, 2021|Characters|

Christopher. **deep sigh** One of the characters that I knew from the very beginning that wasn't going to have a happy storyline. How can he? Passed through the Void as a child when the plane he'd been on crashed. Adopted by a loving family who was then brutally murdered by the Elphen army. Brainwashed and [...]

Geist Wolscar

By | 2021-05-23T15:03:12+00:00 June 4th, 2021|Characters|

Geist. Oh, Geist. Did you know? This guy was originally supposed to be a bit of a villain in Renegade Skyfarer? I had no intentions whatsoever of him becoming anything major in the series. I was definitely not expecting him to befriend Ben, nor was I expecting Ben and him to actually become buddies. Let alone go [...]

Weston Windsor and Abigail Hamada

By | 2021-05-23T14:48:48+00:00 June 2nd, 2021|Blog|

Confession time: When I first met Weston, I hated his guts. Like, I wanted to string out his entrails in the sunlight and let him roast in the Aerugan sun while dactyls feasted on his flesh and he felt every little poke and prick and rip. And now I adore him and #MustProtect and he's [...]

Krista and Briar

By | 2021-05-23T14:25:02+00:00 May 31st, 2021|Characters|

Oh, how I love these two. Fun fact: In the original draft, Briar was supposed to die at the end of Renegade Skyfarer (and Jade was supposed to lose her entire arm). But I couldn't kill Briar. He'd become too important to me. He was the patient insight to Jade's emotional volatility, and he was [...]

Raine DoPonce

By | 2021-05-23T13:55:31+00:00 May 29th, 2021|Characters|

**struggles to find words amidst all the feels** Ok, weird author moment: Half the time when I think of Raine, my brain flashes back to baby Raine, when Connor and Maria first found her as a baby, having just passed through the Void after a car accident on Earth. They had no idea where she [...]

Ben Dubray

By | 2021-05-23T13:19:54+00:00 May 27th, 2021|Characters|

Oh Ben. How you've grown. I remember walking home with Mike (I say walking as if I wasn't 8 months pregnant and waddling), discussing this story and throwing around ideas, and our discussions of Ben, and how he'd get to Terrene, and what implications that meant for returning to Earth. Me asking questions about the Void, [...]

Zak and Zaborah Monomi

By | 2021-05-23T13:20:13+00:00 May 25th, 2021|Characters|

Yesterday was Jade, so I feel obliged that today should be Zak. XD What can I say about our beloved Monomi? He genuinely surprised me. I knew he'd have a fairly tragic backstory (losing one's idol and brother in such a traumatic way would do that to a soul), and I knew he'd be Jade's [...]