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Welcome to Tea with Tumnus! Grab a cup of tea and take an armchair.

I’m S. M. Metzler, a writer of speculative fiction, mainly medieval fantasy and space opera. I originally started this blog in the hopes of becoming a better writer, and to inspire writers and geeks alike with the theme of story. Because after all, stories can come in all different forms, from movies, to music, to random pictures or pieces of writing. And with stories come inspiration. I believe in the magic of storytelling and the power of words––and because I’m a huge nerd and I love writing about my favorite fandoms and anything related.

Here on the blog I give some tips and inspiration for writers, write reviews, and talk about the importance of film scores and music in writing. You may also stumble upon the occasional writerly humor post. I also believe that stories should be written to not only bring hope and encouragement, but to inspire people to dream, to create, to discover the unknown in the depths of the human soul and in the far reaches of the universe. There’s a reason why stories have stuck with mankind ever since mankind has existed; there’s a secret power that lies within stories, and I believe, within the wise weaving of words, that stories can have a secret power that can change the world.

Here’s a little bit about me: I’m a

  • Pianist.
  • Design student
  • Tea drinker, black licorice consumer, and apple pie lover
  • Human with agoraphobia, cymophobia and emetophobia. I also don’t like needles.
  • Passionate sci-fi and fantasy lover.
  • Writer. My current WIP is Fiction’s Lie, a precious child that is giving me lots of problems.
  • Christian. I believe in the grace and redemption that Jesus has given me.
  • Overall generally confused human.

On this blog, you may also find some posts titled Michael’s Movie Mentions. Michael Jr., my brother, is a filmmaking nerd and his goal is to become a film director. He’s contributed several times on film scores, the director’s job, storytelling in film and cinematography.

You can also follow me on Twitter, Instagram, or Pinterest, and don’t forget to follow Tea with Tumnus so you can see each new post come into your inbox or WordPress feed. Feel free to comment and say hi as well! I’d love to hear about new blogs out there. May the Force and your wand be with you.

29 thoughts on “About

  1. Hey, Susannah! I hope you are doing well πŸ™‚ I just tagged you for the “Freestyle Writing Challenge,” and I wanted to let you know. Of course, you don’t have to do it, but I thought I would let you know! Here is a link if you are interested: https://writefortheking.wordpress.com/2015/12/03/the-two-tags-that-i-promised/.
    And by the way, Frankenstein is one of my favorite books, so it makes me happy to see that it is your “book of the month”!
    God bless,


  2. Sorry, I mistyped that. I actually tagged you for the Liebster award (there are two tags on that post, and you are welcome to do both if you like), but I offically tagged you for the second award. Sorry for the typo!


  3. Oh, wow, it’s always awesome to find bloggers who just seem to come from the same vein! Nice to meet you in the blogging world! πŸ™‚ All I’ve read so far is your About page, and I love this place already! *applause*
    Oh, and by the way, your site title? Genius! πŸ˜‰
    -Beatrice Delrow


  4. Hi! I love meeting fellow Christian fiction writers! I also have a blog, if you ever wanna check it out! I found your blog from Bullet Journal pins on Pinterest of all places!

    I’d love to talk to you sometime!


  5. I just discovered your blog and I already love it! This whole blog speaks exactly to what I’ve been looking for! I got so hopeless in my search for one I nearly started one myself. Thank you so much for this awesomeness!


    • This comment made my day, thank you so much!!! I’m so glad you like my blog and that you’ve found what you’ve been looking for. πŸ˜€ (Though, don’t hesitate to start a blog and post awesome stuff yourself! :D) Thanks for your lovely comment!


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