Tea, Scones, and Malaria – A memoir of growing up in Africa
Available for Pre-Order! I have completed my memoir of growing up in Africa (Rhodesia) during the Fifties and Sixties, and it is available for pre-order in Kindle. Publication date is March 31, 2021 and it will also at that time be available in paperback. In the meanwhile, I will post below the first chapter, since…Read More
10 BEST FANTASY BOOKS FOR YOUNG ADULTS
A Personal Look During my childhood, my mother would buy good books for me that nurtured my drift toward fantasy, adventure, and sci-fi genres. As a writer, poet, and playwright, she strongly encouraged reading the classics. Her own tastes were eclectic, but she must have recognized a leaning in her daughter toward mythology and fantasy.…Read More
Do Wizards Celebrate Father’s Day?
Grayfell, an Eldred Wizard I have several characters who are fathers in my books—three, in fact. One is an exemplary father, one is a father who tries hard but often does not succeed, and another is a father that I would not wish on anybody. I don’t know if all wizards celebrate Father’s Day. I…Read More
The Keeper of the Knowledge – Coming Soon!
A Work in Progress It has been a while since I last blogged. I’m embarrassed to say when. Do you want to hear my excuses, or would you just like me to shut up and blog? I hope the latter, but there’s a part of me that says life has been tough the past year…Read More
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…Read More