I just spent the last two weeks on vacation. After getting my book published and fixing all the little glitches that kept it all from running smoothly, I probably could have used a whole month of rest. Nevertheless, I’m grateful for the time I did have to unwind and unplug. I was even diligent enough … Continue reading Vacations Hangovers or the Rip Van Winkle Effect
This idea got stuck in my head after a confluence of events. Last week I posted about Diamonds and Toads, aka The Fairy, and drew comparisons to Cinderella. I was pleasantly surprised to learn that it was part of the same fairy tale canon (Charles Perrault) and that even the author made changes to the … Continue reading Cinderella, a more genteel Hunger Games
DREAMS Friday night’s dream, on Saturday told, Is sure to come true, be it never so old. -Mother Goose Nursery Rhyme My Friday night dream for some time now has been to be a published author. Today that became a reality. By the end of the day my book, A Smuggler's Path, will be … Continue reading Book Release Day and Mother Goose
Most fairy tales have a common event. The wait. It's when everything has already happened, but the ending has yet to arrive. It's that period before the resolution. The shoe fits. The poisoned apple is dislodged. A kiss awakens a long-sleeping princess. The woodcutter splits open the wolf's stomach. But before that, it's the wait. … Continue reading Waiting with the Fairies
I'm a bit of a news junkie. I get most of my news from newspapers both at home and abroad. But, I will admit that lately I've had to take news breaks because it's become frustrating and ugly. This is not a post about the news. I won't write about politics, nor will I push … Continue reading Diamonds or Toads?
As you know, dear readers, I have a complicated relationship with fairy tales. On the one hand, they're a great source of historical values and entertainment. But on the other, the anachronisms are hard to stomach sometimes. Especially as a woman. Even with my serious case of doublethink, I seek the stories out to better … Continue reading In search of other stories–part one