Publishing Announcement!

I’m happy to formally announce that Book 2 in The Dream Chronicles, Bear Kingdom & The Golden Sword, will be published December 15th, 2017! It will be available on Amazon in both paperback and digital editions.

A fantasy-adventure series for middle-grade readers, The Dream Chronicles began with Tiger Kingdom & The Book of Destiny in December 2016. To read more about Book 1 in The Dream Chronicles, visit this page:

Want to know more about Bear Kingdom? Read on…..

Bear Kingdom & The Golden Sword follows Suzie and Jack to a dangerous kingdom of ice & snow ruled by a fierce polar bear, King Knut. On a quest to find The Book of Destiny and help rescue Tiger Queen Mohini & her cubs, the twins are joined by another brother & sister team whom they met in Tiger Kingdom: Liam & Elena. Along their journey they will encounter new threats in Bear Kingdom; it has been cursed by an evil enchantment. Will Suzie, Jack, Liam & Elena be able to break the spell that haunts this frozen land? Each of them are given a special item to help them on their journey, and they have the assistance of both old and new magical animal friends. Will they succeed in their quest? Darker and more treacherous than Tiger Kingdom, the challenges Suzie, Jack and their friends face in Bear Kingdom make this second volume of The Dream Chronicles a thrilling adventure!

I can’t wait to bring this exciting story to you on December 15th! Without doubt, winter is my favorite season and Christmas my favorite holiday. My favorite stories – many of them fairy tales, of course! – are tales told in or about winter. So it shouldn’t be surprising to readers that Bear Kingdom & The Golden Sword is influenced by three different winter-inspired fairy tales. Can you guess which ones? Comment below! Look for my answer (and see if you guessed right) in my next blog post!

Thank you for visiting Space to Dream. Have a magical day! -Stacie


Stories, Fairytales & Dreams

A continuation of my previous post, Visual Poems: A Breath for Eye, Mind & Soul — here are some of my latest creations which combine photography, art & poetry.


Her footsteps echoed among shelves covered in dust,

rows of pages colored with age but alive,

stories she needed to breathe.

img_1958She lay in a red rose garden amongst thistle & brier,

fingers resting in hues of gold lion’s fur,

lost in fanciful dreams.


Ribbons of light dance beside windswept pages,

pen scrawling poems as the sky changes color,

dreams falling onto pages like leaves

in the September Sun.


She cries porcelain tears,

painting her face with sadness,

waiting for him to fill her empty heart

with a sky full of rainbow stars.


In the stillness of night my shadow extends,

soul tattered & worn, a skeleton of a woman

etched in the silver tranquility of the moon.


She dreamt of him under cherry blossoms,

salty sea wind in her hair,

eyes full of moonlight,

teardrops falling on crimson rose.

Stacie Eirich Copyright September 25, 2016

Thank you for reading! These short poems and beautiful images reflect some of the things I love most — nature, fairy tales, dreams & books. There are endless stories out there, if only we look & listen for them. Have a wonderful week–with moments to read, listen & dream. -Stacie 

*Note* I do not own the artwork (Google free images) above, only the words.