The Rambling Writer’s Reflections on Greece: Monsters and Mythical Creatures

The ancient Greeks populated their myths and tales with fantastical creatures. Join me for a sampling of images and monster stories from my recent visit in Greece.  The relief carving above, with a centaur and dragon/serpent involved in a battle, … Continue reading


The Rambling Writer’s Reflections on Greece: Odysseus, “The Man of Twists and Turns”

The tricky Greek hero of Homer’s “The Odyssey” has fascinated us for thousands of years. Come with me and  trace his ten-year journey home after the Trojan War. NOTE: As I reflect on my travels in Greece, while working on my … Continue reading


It’s Magic!

It’s hard to describe what the characters in my various MAGIC books can do. In the original historical versions, I was dealing with a Georgian setting where even the word “science” is suspect since it could refer to mathematics or phrenology. Magic was the only word I could use to describe heroines with mysterious gifts that are scientifically possible if you stretch your imagination just a little—you do realize dogs are capable of smelling cancer, don’t you?

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