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Rebecca Ferrell Porter
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Thank you, Olga. Those little doubt demons had to eat their words yesterday, but they're back to tell me, "you'll never win".  I'll know in a month, 
I just received notice that Cairn: A Dragon Memoir is in the finals of the Wishing Shelf Book Award</b>s. I'm giddy about this honor and I feel like crowing! If you haven't picked up your copy yet, grab one now. Part myster...
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Blooming in the Gloom
It's been a good day, and while I should put the laptop away to rest up for the flood of words I feel building as I type, I've decided to share something.  I've reached the epiphany of my next book, but it's more than that. I've reached the epiphany of the ...
It's been a good day, and while I should put the laptop away to rest up for the flood of words I feel building as I type, I've decided to share something.  I've reached the epiphany of my next book, but it's more than that...
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All horses are beautiful, but Gypsies are what every little girl dreams of
 
I have only met a few at the Ky Horse Park, and it was a delight. Meet my all-time favourite breed, aside from the Freisians.
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Duck's adventure begind
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Where will Ducky go next? 

And Oliver is one of a kind. 
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Teenagers Never Change
I was digging through my notes this morning. I gather bits and pieces for any number of sources. Most of it will never see the light of day, but there's always something to spin me off in a fruitful direction. A wonderful source comes from the newspaper. Th...
I was digging through my notes this morning. I gather bits and pieces for any number of sources. Most of it will never see the light of day, but there's always something to spin me off in a fruitful direction. A wonderful sou...
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Plan as you go method!
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In the spirit of the season, I share this popular photo from my blog.
Okay, so I understand the scarecrow is mooning, but just what exactly is Oton doing?
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Gear Thoughts
It's Saturday, generally my best writing day, but I can't yet leave for the world that lay between my ears. This post is insistent. I know myself well enough to say that if I don't stop to write this, the novel work will struggle. It's how my brain works.  ...
It's Saturday, generally my best writing day, but I can't yet leave for the world that lay between my ears. This post is insistent. I know myself well enough to say that if I don't stop to write this, the novel work will stru...
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A Journey Back in Time
I do a lot of research for my books. Sounds tedious, but it's not. It's the fun part. You see, my goal is to utilize our natural world as inspiration, and this also means my landscapes have to actually exist, although I admit to mashing together widely disp...
I do a lot of research for my books. Sounds tedious, but it's not. It's the fun part. You see, my goal is to utilize our natural world as inspiration, and this also means my landscapes have to actually exist, although I admit...
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Bernard's Big Adventure
It's a new year, and new thoughts are racing through my brain even as I trudge through the first draft of book three. In 2013, while writing Blue on the Horizon, I launched a year long photography challenge that was both educational (for me) and inspiration...
It's a new year, and new thoughts are racing through my brain even as I trudge through the first draft of book three. In 2013, while writing Blue on the Horizon, I launched a year long photography challenge that was both educ...
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City of Eagles
 Today, I return to my travel photos. I have been distracted by other things, primarily the writing of the final book in the Legends of the Aurora trilogy, but that's no excuse to leave you hanging. Libby, Montana: a small town of 2,600 in the northwestern ...
 Today, I return to my travel photos. I have been distracted by other things, primarily the writing of the final book in the Legends of the Aurora trilogy, but that's no excuse to leave you hanging. Libby, Montana: a small ...
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A Chill in the Air
Image from Instructables.com It's All Hallows Eve in Wisconsin. Right now, hundreds of goblins like me are rushing home to dress as our alter ego. That's really what Halloween is about in this part of the world. Who ... or What are you? But there's an unavo...
Image from Instructables.com It's All Hallows Eve in Wisconsin. Right now, hundreds of goblins like me are rushing home to dress as our alter ego. That's really what Halloween is about in this part of the world. Who ... or Wh...
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In honor of the season
Mythology, Legend, Lore, Fable, Fairy Tale, they all spark an image in your brain, but they are hard to define. In honor of the season, be it Samhain, Harvest Festival, or All Hallows Eve, I've reduced the price of Cairn: A Dragon Memoir to 99 cents (USD). ...
Mythology, Legend, Lore, Fable, Fairy Tale, they all spark an image in your brain, but they are hard to define. In honor of the season, be it Samhain, Harvest Festival, or All Hallows Eve, I've reduced the price of Cairn: A D...
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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, one sweet cockatiel, a perplexed husband, and an overactive imagination.
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.
 
Bragging rights
Blue on the Horizon, published May 2013 & Cairn: A Dragon Memoir published July 2014. It's been an exhaustive journey, but writing colors my world now. I can't imagine stepping away now. Where would I put all this passion, this drive, this creativity?
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  • School of Hard Knocks
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Rebecca Ferrell Porter