Here is Georges Perec, the great French experimental writer. Here is Riffle Sike, one of the water wizard brothers from THE WOODLOCK. I couldn’t have found a better model for a water wizard than Georges Perec.
Gnomes, ogres, trolls, mermaids and giants roam these books. Andrew Lang collected the tales and brought them out over the years in his color specific Fairy Books. The one in the middle up there, The Yellow Fairy Book, is a new version of the one I read and reread as a child. The copy I […]
Here is Mr. C. L. Dodgson, better known as Lewis Carroll. In my story ZOM FALBU, I pay homage with anagrams to Mr. Dodgson and Mr. Baum, dreamer of Oz. Zom Falbu, the time-traveling shapeshiftress, is an anagram of L. F. Baum Oz. Scong Lodd, time-traveling shapeshifter, is an anagram of C. L. Dodgson. There […]
The creator of Oz, L. Frank Baum, greatly influenced me in my approach to writing The Bekka Chronicles. As a child I read all of them, dreaming myself into Oz. Mr. Baum’s tales share characters from one story to the next, and yet each book is complete in itself with a beginning, middle and end. […]
Here comes The Woodlock, Book Four of The Bekka Chronicles. She will be available to be purchased and read about starting next week from Wild Child Publishing at http://www.wildchildpublishing.com
In THE WOODLOCK, Book Four of The Bekka Chronicles, a time-traveling shapeshiftress named Shendra Nenas appears. Why would I name a character Shendra Nenas? To honor that fellow above, a famous writer of fairy tales. I simply took his first and last names, tossed the letters around a bit, and got Shendra Nenas. Hans Andersen […]
This is what you see when you sit and look out from the mouth of Dodden’s cave on the island of Jom. I made this little painting when I was working on the story called DODDEN OF JOM. Although it takes place after the last of The Bekka Chronicles, Bekka does appear and take part […]