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Rebecca Ferrell Porter
Attended School of Hard Knocks
Lives in Wisconsin
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Sila, a minor, albeit scrumptious character.
Sila, a minor, albeit scrumptious character.
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Sarcasm is common among the trolls

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Dragons, so misunderstood, so beloved by all

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Trolls are quite the wordsmiths

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Darn this Diet
Finished draft two of book three today. I deserve a brownie, an ooey, gooey one.  Darn this Diet.  Grrrrrrrrrrrrr. Guess I'll just start on draft three in the morning. 
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There are numerous misunderstanding in the Legends of the Aurora

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Whether Human, Fairy, or Troll, my characters see the world from a unique vantage point

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A post from my earlier blogging days. The words still transport me back to the world I've built.
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The Meme Bonanza Continues

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See what I mean? It's too much fun.

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Writing a murder scene would seem to be hard, but it got easier as I went along. Is that wrong?

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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
Previously
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