I am the Lorax, I speak for the trees. I speak for the trees for the trees have no tongues. In Murdoch’s Tale, we meet the faer, an alternate species of human with expanded perception beyond our 5 human senses. No, I’m not talking about seeing dead people. Like some nations of first people, the … More About That Vaira, Part 2
I have found it! I, Tovan of the faer, watched from the shelter of the forest. At the foot of the hill, beyond the cluster of huts where they lived, the quetan bent to their harvest, shining blades swinging in the bright sunlight. One corner of the field they would not cut, they could not. … More Murdoch’s Tale, Chapter 1
This is not an “out take,” strictly speaking, as it doesn’t appear in the book. It’s one of Corwin’s other Mouse King tales. The Mouse King and Sir Pettyfoote went out to quest one fine summer’s day. They followed a stream and found a river. They followed the river and found a lake. And … More The Mouse King and the Quest
Hi there! Just back from the Maryland Faerie Festival, where, sitting at a table with 3 more-experienced author/self-marketers, I learned various valuable things: 1 Have a small easel so you can prop up a copy of your book on the table. 2 Be prepared for rain. Carry your books in a plastic box, not the … More Selling to Faeries
I’m neck deep in packing for the Maryland Faerie Festival this weekend, so I’m turning this post over to you. What would you like to read about? Medieval History? Faeries? Corwin-related fiction? First People? Other? Please comment!
My faeries are different. They do not have wings, nor gossamer gowns, nor are they Tolkienesque woodland lords. (I’d always wondered how Elrond and his kin maintained their lifestyle: fine wines, gorgeous clothes, open air palaces, and whatnot. It’s true that you can get a lot done when you don’t have to sleep and live … More The Faer
Courtly Love, that troubadour concept, plays a role in Murdoch’s Tale, and will play a bigger role in Volume 2, Alana’s Tale and Volume 3. But where did the idea come from? There are theories, of course: a game invented by bored nobles, a response to marriage being a chess game in which the goal … More Courtly Love