Was Gandalf Just a More Advanced Scientist?

What is Magic?   What do you think of when you think of magic? We all remember the movies, Fantasia, and The Sorcerer’s Apprentice. It was pretty straight-forward—magical wands, glowing crystals, etc. Only the wizards knew how any of that stuff worked. As both a child and now an adult (well, sort of) I loved…

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What Are Your Favorite Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books?

THE TOP 10 SCI-FI AND FANTASY BOOKS I WOULD CHOOSE TO TAKE WITH ME IF I WAS STRANDED ON A DESERT ISLAND   If you were stranded on a desert island—assuming you have enough food and water—and you could take 10 sci-fi and fantasy books with you, which ones would you pick? For me, they…

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First Chapter of Book Four of the Ialana Series

  Recently a reviewer wondered if there would be any more books in the Ialana Series. The answer is yes, most definitely. When can you expect it? My best guess is in April 2017.  If you, like many readers, are looking forward to more of the Six, Anwyn, and Irusan, you will not be disappointed.…

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HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM THE IALANA SIX: Jarah, Tegan, Adain, Kex, Tristan and Djana If you would like to read more about us, stay tuned. 2017 will bring a new book, Book four, in the Ialana series. *and* If you have not read our adventures yet, the series is now available as a box set, …

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An African Christmas

  As my blog readers already know, I grew up in Africa. Our holiday season was not cold; it was hot and sticky. In the southern hemisphere, summer begins in December, but I always thought it really began in October with unrelenting, sweltering sunshine; rain relief  arriving only in November. To the Beach Often, Christmas…

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New Box Set Available

Finally, the box set for all three books in The Ialana Series is available in one package. We are still working on the print format, and I expect it will be available soon, sometime before Christmas. The Kindle edition box set is priced affordably at USD $5.99, which means one of them, at its normal…

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My Name is Jarah

My name is Jarah. I am an eighteen year old boy from Meadowfield, Ialana. At least I was, when the book, The Six and the Crystals of Ialana was written, but now I am a traveler not only in my own world, but later on in the series other dimensions too. I would never have…

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HALLOWEEN REMINDER–FREE EBOOKS for download

The Six and the Crystals of Ialana, a thrilling adventure that does not let up for a moment. Six young people embark on a perilous journey. Will they survive? The Six and the Gardeners of Ialana, the second in the series, continues the roller-coaster ride of the Six. Go get them now!

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The Things we Fear: Halloween Motifs

What is your biggest fear? Mine is most definitely spiders. It’s an irrational fear, since I do know spiders are mostly harmless, and they keep the bad insect population down. We’d probably be swimming in a sea of flies and mosquitoes if not for spiders. They are an essential part of our ecology. So why,…

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