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Rebecca Ferrell Porter
Attended School of Hard Knocks
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Award winning author, Rebecca Ferrell Porter, talks about her work... and other things. I'm delighted to welcome Rebecca to my blog. She has just won a silver medal from The Wishing Shelf Awards for her second boo...
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A Visit to Cornwall
Not literally, sigh, but fellow author, Rosie Morgan invited me by for an interview this week. Rosie is doubly talented. She not only crafts an imaginative modernity on the Arthurian Legend , but she also fills her books with charming sketches. To my Americ...
Not literally, sigh, but fellow author, Rosie Morgan invited me by for an interview this week. Rosie is doubly talented. She not only crafts an imaginative modernity on the Arthurian Legend, but she also fills her books with ...
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Snow White and the Huntsman
One of my favorite movies is starting now on FXX. I love the dark side of fairy tales and the grandeur of this production, but my favorite scenes are in the land of the fairies. I highly recommend this movie to all my fans.  Besides, who wouldn't love these...
One of my favorite movies is starting now on FXX. I love the dark side of fairy tales and the grandeur of this production, but my favorite scenes are in the land of the fairies. I highly recommend this movie to all my fans.  ...
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Seven Finger Typing
I learned to properly type back in school. Curses.  Eleven days ago, I smashed my finger when I tried to e-cycle an old computer tower. I'm lucky enough to live in a city where e-cycling is free, but it's not without peril. After signing in, I drove to the ...
I learned to properly type back in school. Curses.  Eleven days ago, I smashed my finger when I tried to e-cycle an old computer tower. I'm lucky enough to live in a city where e-cycling is free, but it's not without peril...
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Wonderful Advice. Write Your Story as only YOU can Tell it. 
What are your feelings about inspiration? Do you wait for lightning to strike, or stick to a writing schedule?
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Joyous Birds
It's been warm the last two day, well, warm for Wisconsin ... in March ... at the tail end of another brutal winter. Big Sigh.  Time to walk the dogs, one old and frail, the other full of energy and life. No need for hats and gloves today, but boots are a r...
It's been warm the last two day, well, warm for Wisconsin ... in March ... at the tail end of another brutal winter. Big Sigh.  Time to walk the dogs, one old and frail, the other full of energy and life. No need for hats a...
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A Good Day
Woke up, found message from Rosie Morgan - My Interview Went Live on Her Blog (see below) Glorious Day Warmed to nearly 80 degrees. So Wonderful to be Warm. Watched Game of Thrones - Way behind but taking time to step into that world THEN I sat down to writ...
Woke up, found message from Rosie Morgan - My Interview Went Live on Her Blog (see below) Glorious Day Warmed to nearly 80 degrees. So Wonderful to be Warm. Watched Game of Thrones - Way behind but taking time to step into th...
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I'll be one of those guest authors in the coming days so while I prepare my answers, take a few minutes to look at Rosie's blog. It's a wonderful mix of whimsy and research of all things Cornwall. 
An indieBRAG medallion and a Wishing Shelf Finalist! The past few weeks have been a kaleidoscope of emotions and experiences, which might serve as an explanation - or excuse - for my lack of activity on this blog. My apolog...
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What a great resource to have close at hand.
Merlin's Cave in #Cornwall. Merlin features in book three of 'The Camelot Inheritance' series (yet to be published), so of course I had to visit this famed place. Looking up to Tintagel Castle In a previous post I've discus...
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I'm Still in Shock
It's taken me three days to wipe the smirk off my face, but Cairn:
A Dragon Memoir has been judged by teens in an English classroom as the Silver
Medal winning entry in the 2014 Wishing Shelf Independent Book Award. I'm
overwhelmed, or rather humbled by thi...
It's taken me three days to wipe the smirk off my face, but Cairn: A Dragon Memoir has been judged by teens in an English classroom as the Silver Medal winning entry in the 2014 Wishing Shelf Independent Book Award. I'm overw...
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THE WISHING SHELF BOOK AWARDS 2014 FINALISTS
Below is a link to the 2014 FINALISTS in The Wishing Shelf Book Awards.
http://www.thewsa.co.uk/finalists2014/
The children’s books were read and judged by children in 8 UK primary and secondary schools, the adults books by 2 Reading Groups, 1 in London and 1 in Stockholm. The books were marked according to EDITING, THEME, STYLE, COVER and, in the case of many of the children’s books, ILLUSTRATIONS.
The WINNERS will be announced on April 1st, 2015.
If you happen to be looking for a good read, the readers at The Wishing Shelf Awards thoroughly recommend these books.
Cheers!
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The Best of DesginCrowd 2014
It's been an exciting run of news lately. I received notice from my book cover designer yesterday.  You see, I had contacted her to congratulate and thank her for the beautiful cover for Cairn: A Dragon Memoir. We sometimes forget or fail to give credence t...
It's been an exciting run of news lately. I received notice from my book cover designer yesterday.  You see, I had contacted her to congratulate and thank her for the beautiful cover for Cairn: A Dragon Memoir. We sometimes...
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Ability to see the possibilities in everything from a complex database to author a trilogy. I've done both.
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Wisconsin
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Tampa, FL
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Living with two crazy mutts, a puzzled husband, and an overactive imagination. In her spare time, she builds worlds.
Introduction
I believe we humans have lost our compassion, our empathy, our humanity. I also believe we can regain these vital emotions by exploring our ancient legends. 

Our ancestors developed a rich mythology to explain natural phenomena, and to establish the mores of their culture, but modern humans have abandoned those myths because we knew better. However, in doing so, we lost something. So I have returned to the legends of the Norse, my ancestors. Trolls, Dragons, Fairies, and other fantastical beings inhabited their world. They were unquestionably real to the Vikings. But time passed and we rushed through the industrial revolution, world wars, the space age, and now the microprocessor age. We know better, but we have lost our connection to the natural world.

I've always felt like a misfit, adrift in a confusing society and misaligned with my friends, my family, my lover--everyone. Then it hit me: We All Feel Like a Misfit.

I returned to macro photography, a passion I had abandoned years earlier, but I had recently rediscovered. As I snapped photos of unique features on the forest floor, I began to imagine tiny, hidden, and misunderstood creatures still living as they always had, but we had forgotten them. Time had plodded on, and they too had changed, but they had never forgotten.

It's important that I place my characters on an unspoiled landscape. Like me, they are fascinated, grateful, and even a little fearful of the natural world. It's important that I remain respectful when I graft new limbs onto ancient legends. So if you feel lost or alone, a misfit in the sterile, modern world read the Legends of the Aurora to regain your humanity.
 
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Cairn: A Dragon Memoir wins the Silver Medal in the 2014 Wishing Shelf Independent Book Award
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  • School of Hard Knocks
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Rebecca Ferrell Porter