Tag Archives: Marva Dasef


HELSING AND LIEBCHEN You can’t have vampires without somebody thinking they need to be hunted. In Blood Ties Tested, the hunters consist of the team of Liebchen the Lundehund (no, really! it’s a real dog) and a descendant of Bram Stoker’s vampire hunter, Van Helsing. Helsing is a distant relative of the famous Van Helsing […]


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 […]


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 […]


Ceto nee Nessie In the second book of the Witches of Galdorheim series, our erstwhile heroine gets a little help from an unusual source.  Did you ever wonder why there are so few sightings of the Loch Ness monster? Well, Nessie vacations on Ultima Thule, which may be the remnants of Atlantis. She’s not fond […]


Marva Dasef’s Bad Spelling characters also have dealings with werewolves. https://www.history.com/topics/folklore/history-of-the-werewolf-legend


TROLLS Trolls. What do you imagine? Maybe something like the big uglies pictured here. In my Witches of Galdorheim series, I wanted a cave-dwelling bunch of uglies, but dwarves didn’t seem right for my book. Then I started hearing music inside my head. You know how that goes, right? It builds and builds until it […]


In addition to the audio slide show sampler for ‘Spellslinger’ (posted October 2nd) and the various excerpts that will be featured here this month,  there are book trailers for all of Marva Dasef’s other Galdorheim books/stories. Enjoy. Bad Spelling: Midnight Oil: Scotch Broom: Blood Ties Tested: Watch for related posts, coming up soon.


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 […]


The first two books in my middle grade time travel series have been re-released, this time by Books We Love. They are in e-book format, as before, but with print versions to come, and are currently available at: http://store.payloadz.com/details/2357219-ebooks-teens-the-disappearing-rose.html http://www.amazon.com/dp/B014S4RR90 http://store.payloadz.com/details/2377132-ebooks-teens-the-mud-rose.html http://www.amazon.com/dp/B014P8Y9SG/ Check out http://mgddasef.blogspot.ca/ for an interesting conversation between one of my Mud Rose […]


Growing up in England, there is no way I don’t believe in ghosts. I have only once (possibly) seen one, but I have often sensed them in old buildings and on lonely footpaths. At this ghostly time of year, challenge your kids to find out more about some famous ghosts, such as: • Anne Boleyn, […]

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