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Within My Teaching Box – the magic of the Middle Ages

There are several pottery fragments in my teaching box. They always make students dream. The students’ eyes become greedy and they want to take these sad scraps home. They’re shy about touching them, even though these fragments are probably the … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer’s Greek Travels, Part 13: The Byzantine City of Mystras

This series started on Oct. 15 and continues every other Saturday. I’m taking a trip back in time to my 4-month backpacking rambles around Greece in the early 1980s, which planted the seed for my recent novel The Ariadne Connection. … Continue reading

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I Sing of a Maiden

As has become somewhat of a tradition over the years, the Horseblog is taking a winter break. It will be back in the new year, with more horse stories and rants and reflections and odd bits of equine lore. As … Continue reading

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BVC Announces Knight’s Lady by Julianne Lee

Knight's Lady by Julianne Lee

U.S. Navy pilot Lieutenant Alex MacNeil and his wife, Lindsay, are stranded in medieval Scotland, brought there by magic. They’re pledged to Robert the Bruce, and their loyalty to each other will be tested to an extreme when Lindsay is abducted … Continue reading

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BVC Announces His Majesty’s Elephant by Judith Tarr

His Majesty’s Elephant Judith Tarr Once upon a time, the Caliph of Baghdad sends the Emperor Charlemagne a wonderful gift: an elephant named Abul Abbas. That gift brings great magic into the royal court, and a great betrayal. With the … Continue reading

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Nine White Horses, Part IV

Part the Last of the story of Charlemagne’s horse, Charlemagne’s page, and nine white horses. Part I Part II Part III Tencendur carried him straight to the villa and into the courtyard, and there removed him with a deft duck, … Continue reading

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Brain food for writers

by Jennifer Stevenson One of the goofy things I have done to fill the creative well is attend the Kalamazoo Medieval Congress.  This is a week-long event that takes place at Western  Michigan University during the first week in May, … Continue reading

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Nine White Horses, Part III

Part III of IV: the story of Charlemagne’s horse, and loyalty and duty, and very old, very strong magic. Part I Part II He might be a good baker and he might not, but no one complained. Otherwise it was … Continue reading

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Nine White Horses, Part II

Part II of IV: a brand-new, never before published story. A tale of Charlemagne’s horse, and a little bit more. Part I is here. “Are you blind, then?” The horse’s track was stronger now, the road as deserted as ever. … Continue reading

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Nine White Horses, Part I

Not long ago, a friend asked me to write him a story. “Will you write about Charlemagne’s horse?” But of course. Herewith, part I of IV: “Nine White Horses.” For Jonathan The king’s grief knew no bounds. His nephew whom … Continue reading

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