May 16, 2016


My OWW writer friend, Phillip Spencer, who pens the blog "Nightspore", recently linked to a post by British author Freda Warrington (ELFLAND), in which she discusses her desire to create strong female characters when writing fantasy. 

An excerpt:

I wanted to read about mutual pleasure and joy, I wanted the women to have as much fun as the men, I did not want the men to be selfish pigs, I wanted equality and respect and shared adventure. But too often, in fiction, I was not finding it. Not even from female authors.

It's a long post, but well worth reading.

January 4, 2016

Celebrating La Befana

The holidays continue long past Christmas in other countries. Italy celebrates the story of La Befana on January 5. Click on the link to my website to learn more about her, including an original poem.

 NOTE: For copyright purposes, I don't post any original writing here.