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Rebecca Ferrell Porter
Attended School of Hard Knocks
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The Orange Door
Today, we continue down the frightening path first traveled by our intrepid Creature Feature Writer of the Stoughton Press.  Doing my due diligence for
our readers, this reporter attempted to trace the relationship between fairies
and the autumnal equinox, ...
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Shattered Bones, Beautiful Legacy
While out admiring the leaves this week, I stumbled on this amazing structure. I know some of you are looking at this "wreck" and thinking A. Sad B. Ruin C. Tear it Down or D. All of the Above, but I see a shattered beauty that gave her all for her family. ...
While out admiring the leaves this week, I stumbled on this amazing structure. I know some of you are looking at this "wreck" and thinking A. Sad B. Ruin C. Tear it Down or D. All of the Above, but I see a shattered beauty th...
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Fairy Activity Escalates
  Reports of fairy activity continued to flare in and around the city
throughout the spring and early summer. While some city leaders privately
acknowledge unexplained events, none is willing to go public with their
suspicions, but this reporter remains con...
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Hard Truths
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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Early Winter Walk
I know. The calendar says it's still autumn, but this far north, winter is underway. Still, I shouldn't complain. The storms that have been raging throughout much of the western half and upper plains of the United States, have swung around us. We were hit w...
I know. The calendar says it's still autumn, but this far north, winter is underway. Still, I shouldn't complain. The storms that have been raging throughout much of the western half and upper plains of the United States, hav...
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A Blaze of Glory
I'm human, although I often wish I wasn't. Can't you see me as a dragon? Back away from the flame, Rebecca. Anyway, Autumn in Wisconsin is glorious this year, but it always a reminder of the deep freeze to come. (I'm so not looking forward to winter) Howeve...
I'm human, although I often wish I wasn't. Can't you see me as a dragon? Back away from the flame, Rebecca. Anyway, Autumn in Wisconsin is glorious this year, but it always a reminder of the deep freeze to come. (I'm so not l...
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Betrayal
Lovely but TOXIC! I'm currently suffering a period of forced relaxation. I have so many projects beckoning, calling out for  my attention, but I'm not getting to any of them. In fact, this post is my way of trying to focus if only for a few minutes.  One we...
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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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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