Books

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The Tale of the Mean Monkeys

This is a story from my books of fables, which I told at toddler’s Story Time at a local library. Far away in India lived three friends, Gipa and Gupta the geese and Snapahandra the turtle. They gossiped and joked together in their shallow lake for many months. Snapahandra had two problems. He was kind … Continue reading

Suwannee River Fairies

I can see the Suwannee River outside my window-it’s a jungle out there, folks. When I first moved here and was lonely, I imagined the river banks populated with fairies and even wrote and illustrated a book to that effect. When I told people who lived here all their lives it was fiction, they said, … Continue reading

Need Five Indie Authors

How is your week going? Good, I hope. As a recovering workaholic, I may have relapsed recently. I published two books in one week on Smashwords, an ebook distributor. I was looking for an alternative to Amazon, and I know book publishing is in the midst of a major revolution right now. No telling where … Continue reading

Today’s Art Experiment

How is your week going? Good, I hope. I’ve been working on books and more specifically, art for books. I decided that it would be cool to use fractals, so I gave myself permission to play with Apophysis, which is a free fractal generator you can download and play with. I get so excited by … Continue reading

Ever feel like this? Scared to do what is right?

Ever feel like you have a fresh perspective on the world but the rest of the mice just want you to climb down and be quiet? I’ve been tempted to climb down and be quiet, because I like people to like me, I like being one of the mice. This week I published a book … Continue reading

Longing for What No Longer Exists

Magic Barn on Amazon As a writer, I have noticed that English is rather limited. What is the word for longing for a thing that no longer exists? Nostalgia? Homesickness? That’s way too weak. But the Welsh have a word for it: “Hiraeth.” It’s pronounced “here-eyeth” (roll the “r”) Hiraeth is something that “comes on us.” A … Continue reading