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Rebecca Ferrell Porter
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Would you be strong enough to compose your own eulogy upon hearing you had only months to live. My brother-in-law Carl Bennett was.
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I'm moving away from blogspot (too many limitations) and heading over to wordpress to combine my blog and website. One less thing to maintain sounds like an excellent idea to me. Tell me what you think. 
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I have many interests (don't we all?) but one thing they all have in common is nature. I'm a creature of the woods, a skulker of the forest, but the world around me offers other paradises.  The photo above was taken at Pope Farms in Middleton, Wisconsin. Po...
I have many interests (don't we all?) but one thing they all have in common is nature. I'm a creature of the woods, a skulker of the forest, but the world around me offers other paradises. The photo above was taken at Pope...
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Garden of Betrayal, Available Now!
No. That can't be right. I hate fairies. I will never help you. Then Terra wins, and magic is doomed.  Garden of Betrayal, on sale now.  As a bonus to my fans, get your digital copy of  Blue on the Horizon AND  Cairn: A Dragon Memoir   FREE for the next fiv...
No. That can't be right. I hate fairies. I will never help you. Then Terra wins, and magic is doomed. Garden of Betrayal, on sale now. As a bonus to my fans, get your digital copy of Blue on the Horizon AND C...
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I took this photo early on in my renewed interest in photography. When I look at it today, I see how it could be improved, but I still love the memories it invokes. Taken on the shore of Lake Superior, it reflects that cold, rocky beach in its wild state. T...
I took this photo early on in my renewed interest in photography. When I look at it today, I see how it could be improved, but I still love the memories it invokes. Taken on the shore of Lake Superior, it reflects that cold, ...
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The Trolls Love their Agates. The Dragons Love their Sapphire. But the Fairies know True Magic Lives in the Bloodstone. Get started on Legends of the Aurora , Now.
The Trolls Love their Agates. The Dragons Love their Sapphire. But the Fairies know True Magic Lives in the Bloodstone. Get started on Legends of the Aurora, Now.
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Thanks everyone. We have moved past ice stormd, but the warmth bubble is still teasing us.big sigh.
Today, at my patch of the planet, it's cold and wet, and getting worse every heartbeat. Spring is so fickle. 'Nuff said.
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Today, at my patch of the planet,  it's cold and wet,  and getting worse every heartbeat. Spring is so fickle. 'Nuff said.
Today, at my patch of the planet, it's cold and wet, and getting worse every heartbeat. Spring is so fickle. 'Nuff said.
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From the Field Museum of Chicago.  I hadn't been the this museum since the first time King Tut's artifacts toured the United States. (That's a really long time ago. Disco was in style and I was years from a drivers license) I love history, always have, and ...
From the Field Museum of Chicago. I hadn't been the this museum since the first time King Tut's artifacts toured the United States. (That's a really long time ago. Disco was in style and I was years from a drivers license)...
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Today's photos reflects one of those magical moments in the forest. This was taken on a hike in central Wisconsin. It was mid-morning, well past the time I normally find deer, and I even had the dog strapped to my waist (more on this exciting means of photo...
Today's photos reflects one of those magical moments in the forest. This was taken on a hike in central Wisconsin. It was mid-morning, well past the time I normally find deer, and I even had the dog strapped to my waist (more...
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On Facebook (Rebecca Ferrell Porter) I've been challenged to the wildly popular 7 Day Nature Photography Challenge by a good friend. Although we've never met in person, we've been friends for several years, and in 2013 we undertook a 52 week photography cha...
On Facebook (Rebecca Ferrell Porter) I've been challenged to the wildly popular 7 Day Nature Photography Challenge by a good friend. Although we've never met in person, we've been friends for several years, and in 2013 we und...
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Garden of Betrayal ... the day is finally here ... Cover Reveal
Coming March 8, 2016 in Paperback and Digital Form  Garden of Betrayal The Imaginative Conclusion to the Legends of the Aurora Trilogy  The moment I saw the first draft of this cover, I was in love. Vanesa Garkova instantly understood what I was trying to a...
Coming March 8, 2016 in Paperback and Digital Form Garden of Betrayal The Imaginative Conclusion to the Legends of the Aurora Trilogy The moment I saw the first draft of this cover, I was in love. Vanesa Garkova in...
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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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Rebecca Ferrell Porter