The Daughters of Riverstone Series

Journey to Praed, a land of prairies, mountains, and a mighty river that lends prosperity to the elite.
In Praed, to wear the crown is to tempt fate. In The Rise of Riverstone, a king will die, a country will fall, and a hero will rise. Now available wherever books are sold.
Follow the saga of women determined to change their fates.

Meet Historical Fantasy Author

Mandy Schimelpfenig

Mandy received her B.S. in Zoology from Washington State University and an A.S. in Veterinary Technology from St. Petersburg College. Clearly her life goals were not geared toward a career as an author. She is a Certified Veterinary Technician specializing in small animals. When she’s not saving lives, she’s weaving tales of strong women using their intelligence to pursue incandescent happy endings. The Rise of Riverstone is the debut novel in her Daughters of Riverstone Series. She lives on the Washington Coast with her husband and their four children. Besides leaning uncomfortably over a computer screen, Mandy enjoys camping and hiking with her family, reading, and wearing out her dogs on the beach.

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The Rise of Riverstone

Welcome to Praed. Grab a dagger, grab a quill, and let’s plan a revolution.

The Pride of Riverstone

Coming 3/23/23

Voyager of Riverstone

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Hardcover Version

The hardcover version of The Rise of Riverstone is now live on Amazon! I was hoping to have author copies available in gift boxes in time for the holidays, but it wasn’t meant to be. In this beautiful new version you will find new formatting, a map, and family trees! The family trees contain spoilers,…

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Happy Morty-eth Birthday to Me!

There’s so much going on right now between filming YouTube videos, editing book 2, working on The Rise of Riverstone special edition hardcover, and life in general that I thought it would be cool to celebrate my big 4-0 by having a Kindle sale! From 10/22-10/29, the Kindle version of The Rise of Riverstone will…

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YouTube Page

Behind the scenes, I’ve been slowly working on a YouTube page. On it, I’ll post videos discussing the writing process, giving tips, and sharing the world of Riverstone through history, crafts, and humor. I had no idea how difficult it would be to film this series. In addition to my apparent stage fright (I’ll only…

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1 Year Special Edition!

The Rise of Riverstone is turning a year old in November! To celebrate, I’m working on a special edition hardcover. That’s right, you heard it here first! If all goes well, I’ll have copies available exclusively on this website! What can you expect from the new edition? The same amazing cover, but reformatted interior and…

Writing Process

Meanwhile

While you’re waiting for beta readers and draft edits, there’s a lot that goes on peripherally. The funnest is the cover design. Research what you like, especially in your genre, and get an idea of the vibe of your book. Make a budget for what you want to spend on a designer. Reedsy offers several…

Writing Process

Afterwards

Your first draft is done! Now the real work begins.  Editing. Go through your story on your own several times looking for grammatical errors and plot holes. Make your manuscript as polished as you can, then pass it onto your wonderful beta readers. I definitely recommend this because they are not as emotionally invested in…

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