Tag Archives: magic

HISTORY SHARE: BOOKS OF MAGIC

https://www.ancient-origins.net/artifacts-ancient-writings/magic-ancients-five-incredible-texts-spells-curses-and-incantations-020408

QUIZ: FAMOUS FICTIONAL WITCHES

https://play.howstuffworks.com/quiz/famous-fictional-witches-quiz

MARVA DASEF ON FAE CREATURES (II)

THE CAT FAIRY, CAIT SIDHE Sidhe (pronounced ‘shee’) literally means “people of the (fairy) hills”. It is the Gaelic name for the fairies in both Ireland and the Highlands of Scotland. Usually these fairies are attracted to those who are beautiful as well as wealthy. Many, many, many, many writers are in love with the […]

MARVA DASEF ON FAE CREATURES (I)

Not all fairies come in human form. In Marva Dasef’s Scotch Broom (Book 3 of the Witches of Galdorheim series – free on Amazon starting tomorrow) young readers are introduced to some of the others.   Researching Celtic mythology, I knew I wanted to use some of the lesser know magical creatures. I also decided […]

HISTORY SHARE: HISTORIC HALLOWEEN FIGURES

Whether witches, werewolves, vampires, trolls, and the like are real or not (and who’s to say?), they are definitely historic and thus qualify for inclusion in Time Travelling With Kids during the month in which kids are eagerly awaiting the arrival of Halloween. Since fellow writer, Marva Dasef, knows much more about that sort of […]

DON’T FORGET THE ‘STORY’

Here are some October book suggestions, incorporating month-appropriate events and some historical types that often feature as Halloween costumes. Ages 3-7 Grandfather Gandhi by Arun Gandhi (A story by Mahatma Gandhi’s grandson) Gunhilde & The Halloween Spell by Virginia Kahl (Medieval) The Haunted House That Jack Built (Halloweeny Twist On Old Rhyme) The Sorcerer’s Apprentice […]

GUEST BLOGGER: WENDY LAHARNAR

The YA/Adult novel, The Unhewn Stone, deals with one of my favourite historic heroes, William Tell and today its author, Wendy Laharnar, stops by to answer some questions about her writing process for this, and other works. 1. Writing is a solitary pursuit. Why do you spend so much time writing when you could be […]

BOOK REVIEW: THE UNHEWN STONE

A different spin on the William Tell legend. The protagonist of this story is eighteen-year-old Stefan Gessler, the twenty-first century descendant of Tell’s nemesis, Hermann Gessler, governor of the Swiss Canton of Uri back when the country was under Austrian domination. In addition to belonging to a family who have gone down in history as […]

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