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Rebecca Ferrell Porter
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Cairn: A Dragon Memoir FREE through ChoosyBookworm.com
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Baby Sandhill Cranes
It's been quite a week at the office, and I don't mean in terms of work. For the last four weeks we have been hosting a pair of killdeer, a type of shorebird, that lives on the grassy plains of Wisconsin, while the brood their 4 eggs. I'll share more on tha...
It's been quite a week at the office, and I don't mean in terms of work. For the last four weeks we have been hosting a pair of killdeer, a type of shorebird, that lives on the grassy plains of Wisconsin, while the brood thei...
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Every Life is a Story
I've been brainstorming ways to engage the public along with my friend, Linda Bricco Shalk. Linda is the mad genius behind The Press project that launched the half million words and counting of the Legends of the Aurora. Linda took a chance on me, and I'm h...
I've been brainstorming ways to engage the public along with my friend, Linda Bricco Shalk. Linda is the mad genius behind The Press project that launched the half million words and counting of the Legends of the Aurora. Lind...
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Rebecca, I've been a subscriber to your blog Troll Tales for some time, but recently I can't see the comments on your blog, nor the way to comment myself. Yours is the only site I ever visit with this problem. I'm commenting on G+, but that's not the same thing. I'd like to reply to your post on your blog but I can't do it. :(
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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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Discussing my *cringe award winning novel one more time at the request of my editor*
The spring edition of the Stoughton Press has hit the streets. I posted two articles this time, but I'll begin with this one.   What happens when you blend murderous whales, an orphaned
fawn, and tattooed dragons? Award Winning Magic. Stoughton resident and...
The spring edition of the Stoughton Press has hit the streets. I posted two articles this time, but I'll begin with this one.   What happens when you blend murderous whales, an orphaned fawn, and tattooed dragons? Award W...
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Thanks. Rebecca. You made my day.
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Slipping Into the Mind of the Fairies
If you've read my earlier work (What! Why Not? Go to Amazon immediately and get started.) Now, what was I saying ... oh yes, If you've read my earlier work, you watched as I pulled on the baggy skin of the trolls before peeling back the skin to expose my cl...
If you've read my earlier work (What! Why Not? Go to Amazon immediately and get started.) Now, what was I saying ... oh yes, If you've read my earlier work, you watched as I pulled on the baggy skin of the trolls before pee...
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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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Ability to see the possibilities in everything from a complex database to author a trilogy. I've done both.
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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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