Author Archives: cathyhird

About cathyhird

I am an author, a farmer, a minister, and when I get a chance, a weaver. Storytelling that inspires is important to me. I have two novels set in ancient Greece, Moon of the Goddess and Before the New Moon Rises.

The heroine of Moon of the Goddess

I never liked Helen of Troy. She seems so helpless. Homer and others portray her as beautiful, yes, but to me she seems egotistical, self-centered and weak. So when it occurred to me that a kidnapped princess was a good … Continue reading

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A story has to have horses in it

A good story has to have horses. Beautiful, strong, smart horses. Horses that love the hero and heroine. As a teenager, I devoured stories with horses. My favorites were the Black Stallion series. In the first book, an accident throws … Continue reading

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Why care who rescues you?

Curiously, my post called “Who would you choose as a rescuer?” has had more attention than any other. Some of the comments are spam, but still. One basic question is: if you need rescuing you take whoever comes first right? … Continue reading

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Voss Foster on Dragons and his new book

Zerga tossed the flask on the table. “You have what you want, Dragon, now go.”  “Not just yet.” She stepped out of the table and grabbed the flask. Solidity crept up her fingers, enveloped her arm, coursed through her until … Continue reading

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A new book by Voss Foster

One of my colleagues has just published a novel with Prism books. He’s  on a blog tour talking about the book, and will visit here next Thursday. You can meet up with his tour between now and then by checking … Continue reading

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Why I didn’t make Poseidon a hero

Thanks to Rick Riorden and Percy Jackson, I get into trouble when I tell kids that Poseidon is not the hero in my novel. In Riorden’s version of the world, Poseidon is one of the good gods, so this generation … Continue reading

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Why Tweet

In my day job as a protestant minister, writing is interactive. I know my audience, so as I prepare, I often have one or two of them in mind. I know the basic shape of their lives and  easily and … Continue reading

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Talking Greek heroes and heroines with V. L. Locey

We often focus on the gods; who is your favorite hero or heroine? V. L. Locey: So many choices. While I enjoy reading about Heracles and Theseus, I have to say my favorite heroine from classic legends is Atalanta. Sure, … Continue reading

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Greek myths on TV and in movies, a conversation with V L Locey

These stories are retold on TV and movies today; which do you like? dislike?   V. L. Locey: I`ll admit that I am a huge fan of the Percy Jackson novels. Not only because it deals with my favorite gods … Continue reading

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Talking Greek mythology with V. L. Locey

Who do you hate, or at least dislike, but keep seeking out anyway? V. L. Locey: Probably Hades. I think that`s because I chose him as the villain in my Gods & Goats trilogy and I can`t seem to shake … Continue reading

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