When writing the Faer, I relied upon both traditional Celtic Faery Lore and Native Peoples. Here’s a a link to a good explanation of the traditional view of reality and the social structures based upon it, which I embroidered into the concept, “Vaira.” http://www.firstpeoples.org/how-our-societies-work.htm
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
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
Many thanks to all the friends and family members that came to my book signing at Finding Avalon last Saturday, and to the new friends I met there. I’m taking my next baby step into that whole Published Author Selling Books thing on June 9, when I will set up shop in Authors Alley at … More Thanks!
Lady Avice de Lancaster appears in Murdoch’s Tale, a minor yet pivotal character. In real life, other than giving birth to a daughter and a son and ruling Lancaster in her own right, I have been hard-pressed to find anything notable that Avice did. Perhaps this is a testament to her skilled governance. After all, … More The Lady of Lancaster
Here’s what readers of Murdoch’s Tale are saying on Amazon. You can click here and use the Look Inside function to see what they are talking about. 1. New! shari trnka reviewed Murdoch’s Tale (Corwin’s Chronicle) (Volume 1) I thoroughly enjoyed this well told tale March 16, 2018 I thoroughly enjoyed this well told tale! … More Reviews Are In
We quetan tend to think that anything we are not aware of simply doesn’t exist, as if, for example, Saturn had no rings before Galileo took his first peek through a telescope. In my book, I describe the Faer as a mute, telepathic human species with a mode of perception that is expanded far beyond … More About That Vaira