Tag Archives: Witches of Galdorheim

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 WEREWOLVES

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

MARVA DASEF ON TROLLS

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 […]

BOOK PROMOS: THE WITCHES OF GALDORHEIM SERIES

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.

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 […]

HISTORIC HAUNTINGS

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, […]

SUMMER SOLSTICE: MORE THAN JUST THE FIRST DAY OF SUMMER

Tomorrow marks this year’s summer solstice, and here with some information about that is my friend, Marva Dasef, author of The Witches of Galdorheim series and numerous other books, all of which are available in a variety of formats. To check out a sample of the audio version of the first Galdorheim book, Bad Spelling, […]

WRITERS ON WRITING BLOG TAG

Bit of a diversion from history here, except that it involves talking about the writing of historical fiction. I have been blog tagged, meaning another writer (specifically, Marva Dasef, host of the Cellophane Queen blog (http://mgddasef.blogspot.com/) has tagged me to answer questions about writing. So, here goes: What am I working on/writing? I have just […]

GUEST BLOGGER # 3: RUMINATING ABOUT RUNES WITH MARVA DASEF

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 […]

BOOK SERIES REVIEW: THE WITCHES OF GALDORHEIM

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 […]

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