Monthly Archives: November 2013
Marva Dasef is a writer living in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, a fat white cat, and a saucy black cat. Retired from thirty-five years in the software industry, she has now turned her energies to writing fiction and finds it a much more satisfying occupation. Marva has published more than forty stories in […]
History is filled with myth and legend, and even books set in modern times can encompass these. In the Witches of Galdorheim series, it is the oft-neglected Scandinavian lore that is foremost. We are first introduced to the hidden island of Galdorheim in Spellslinger, a short story in which the magic of a young half […]
You still have until midnight tomorrow (November 15th) to leave a comment on the Princes in the Tower for a chance to win a free copy of The Disappearing Rose. Here’s an excerpt: Any thoughts they might have had of keeping the passage a secret vanished with the realization that their exit from it had […]
The success of books like The Princess Diaries and Diary Of A Wimpy Kid show that kids are interested in diaries, so why not tell them about one of the world’s most famous diary keepers – Samuel Pepys? Granted his seventeenth-century style of writing would be a bit too ponderous for most (and not all […]
Question: Did London Bridge ever really fall down, like in the nursery song? Answer: Yes. Quite often. The first London Bridge appeared during the Roman occupation of Britain and was made of wood and clay. It and its successors tended to get washed down river a lot, and in 1091, London Bridge blew down during […]
This week (November 10th – 16th) is National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness week. By now, hunger and homelessness should be history, but they’re not. Ask your kids if they have any ideas on how to make them become history.
Our family’s vets from the British Army (WW I), British Army, Canadian Army, New Zealand Army, British R.A. F., British Royal Navy, and British Merchant Navy (WW II). They have now all passed on. R.I. P.