Category Archives: Moon of the Goddess

a novel due out later this year

Meanwhile back on…..Olympus

In case you missed this post when I “visited” Lorna George, here is what happened between Moon of the Goddess and Before the New Moon Rises back on Olympus: A swirl of black smoke rose from the ground staining the green grass of … Continue reading

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Meanwhile at the shrine of the god of healing

Here is another of my off-stage views. This happens about the time the second novel begins. Panacea is the daughter of Asclepius, the God of Healing, and one of the main characters in both novels. But even the gods cannot … Continue reading

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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 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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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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Where would you go if you could travel anywhere?

Before my kids were in high school, they loved to brag that they had been to every continent except Antarctica. None of us have gotten there yet. But I wonder: if you could travel to anywhere, where would you go? … Continue reading

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Novel Moon of the Goddess is now available

Today my novel Moon of the Goddess is available as an ebook from Prizm Books. Set in ancient Greece the story follows a kidnapped princess and her rescuers into a tangled web of ambition and danger. Conflict between an ancient earth … Continue reading

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