About The Writer

This picture is more or less me (umm, except the pet deer)

Mae Govannen! I'm Awdur (OW-deer, Welsh for "writer"). I am an average female of diminutive proportions and rather odd tastes. I seek to follow the Lord in all that I do.
Some things about me:
I'm a writer (bet you couldn't have guessed that. ; P)

I'm eighteen.

I sometimes say I was born in the wrong time, because seriously, I often would prefer to live in eighteenth century or twelfth century England over my own time. I'm kind of a history nut.

I was homeschooled since first grade, and yes, I do see people. No, I did not do school in my pajamas. This fall I will start at University.

 I read any good book I can get my hands on (mostly classics and fairy tales). I'm a big fan of Anne of Green Gables.

Janeite. Tolkienist. Pescetarian. House elf.

 I've been playing piano for nine years. I love Grieg and Mozart and classical music in general. The violin is my latest endeavor.

When I have time, I enjoy sewing, embroidering, knitting and darning socks.

I may not have mentioned that I love tea.
I like to dance in the Regency style (I have had the privilege of dancing briefly in the Upper Rooms in Bath, and yesitwasgorgeousandwonderful).

I have two older sisters and an adorable toddler niece. Plus three or four non-blood sisters, a twin and two brothers.

I live in the Midwest of the United States, and though I would ADORE living in Ireland or England (no, seriously, I love England, and I hugged it when there), it is home. But I love the queen with a loyalty as great as any legal subject.

If you haven't figured it out already, I'm an old soul.

This blog is comprised of my musings, my stories, and events in my life, with the occasional book review, recipe, and tutorial thrown in. The percentage of each varies with the seasons of my life.


  1. Hello Kindred Spirit! I found your blog, and I was like oh my goodness! :0 I am a Christian teenager too, and I LOVE LOTR! I will definitely be reading it. :)

    1. How lovely to hear from you, MiddleEarthMusician! Always nice to find kindred spirits!
      (I noticed your picture is a violin... do you play? I just started lessons!)

  2. Yes, actually; I've been playing for a few years now. Awesome that you started as well! Do you like it?

    1. So far it's uphill work, but I think I'm going to. :)

  3. I know what you mean. 😉 Are you learning Classical, Fiddle, or something else?

    1. Um... I'm a very ignorant person. :) I assume classical?

  4. That's what I play. It's generally movie scores, Bach, Mozart, Hymns, that sort of thing. :)

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  6. We are totally birds of a feather!

    I'm nineteen. I'm an English Country Dancer. I'm a homeschooled Christian. I sew. I'm a history nut. I've played piano since I was nine, and I really like Grieg, Chopin, and Debussy. I have NOT been to the UK and I do not live in the midwest. I'm a historical costumer.


  7. Also, the blog author of Regency Delight and Yet Another Period Drama blog are my personal friends.


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