Author Interviews now in a Playlist from the Fantasy Writer’s Toolshed Podcast . Here’s the latest. Thanks, Richie!
So long as they’re giving me something and not taking… Hmmm. Or are they? Well, what I don’t know won’t hurt me. Meanwhile, characters, aka my Pod …More Pod People Seeded in my Brain by Aliens – Being Taken Over is Exciting!
My Pod People are Still Clamoring for Release. Stories Won’t Stop! Happy Winter Writing!
Won’t you come check it out? It’s a fun adult fairy tale involving three witches, a kidnapped prince, and a choice to sacrifice a piece of his…
Click on the photo and enjoy!
Tomorrow, Kor’Thank: Barbarian Valley Girl will be FREE on Kindle for five days through October 7! This is by far the zaniest of all my books! If …Tomorrow, Kor’Thank: Barbarian Valley Girl will be FREE on Kindle for five days!
Sam and Priss are super loveable Pod People… more stories for them in the works. Don’t you love Isa’s fairy wings?!! Find it on Amazon with bonus …Isa Loves my Pod People…
Check out a nice discussion about fantasy as a genre… or not a genre. What do you think?
If you ever wondered where the inspiration for Baba Yaga or the witch in Hansel and Gretel came from, odds are they’re based on toks: creepy woods …Unworld Ecology Magic Races: The Toks
1978 Houghton Mifflin Company
Stitched by me on hand-dyed fabric with hand-dyed silks and cotton floss – finished in 2020. Elevenses pattern by Fiddlesticksau
2002 12-disk collectors edition – 16 hours of movie – an amazing 16 hours of appendices (Yes we watched every bit of it all the way through – at least one time in one weekend!)
Admittedly, this was not collected by us, but acquired in an Ebay bundle about ten years ago. Had to grab all that amazing artwork.
Okay – I’m done nerding out now. And thank you if you made it this far!
If you were a pod person (aka burgeoning character) just beginning your adventures in an amazing world of fantasy, would you want to leave it for the harsh reality that belongs to your creator? I surely wouldn’t. That’s exactly why I dive in there with them every damn day and come out only when I’m forced to pay the bills or feed myself.
I mean really. I haven’t met a single person who says, “get me the hell out of Hobbiton!” or ” I can’t take another day in Rivendell…” Oh wait… forgive me. Those are real, historic places…
Still, to fan the flames of creativity and keep the hearth fires lit in their lovely little fantasy homes, a different light needs to be shed on their lives. This means the creator needs to publish their stories.
The creator has tried hard to do that, publishing a short story filled with wonderful characters in a world that begs further exploration. It even won a writing challenge. Feel free to venture across the portal to the Tsuga Kingdom and meet Priss, Sam, Fern and Ebun, and even the notorious ancient crow, Old Murdock, in my free story available here. More of their adventures are in the works… if only they will come into the alternate light.
If anyone has tips on how to invite fantasy lovers to download a 20-minute free short story and give it a quick review, I would love to collect them here… and happy to pass them on.