Category Archives: Old Greek Stories retold

Meanwhile back on…Olympus

The lovely author Lorna George is hosting me today on her blog. You can visit to get a look at what is happening on Mount Olympus between books one and two.¬†This visit to England¬†is only possible on a virtual tour. … Continue reading

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Perseus: returns in glory to leave again

With Lorna George coming to this blog in a couple weeks–her novel The Redwood Rebel is out soon–I am continuing to think about princes who do not take their rightful throne in the stories of ancient Greece. Temple of Zeus … Continue reading

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The Prince Returns

Soon I am hosting the first time novelist Lorna George. She has a marvelous story, called The Redwood Rebel about a deposed princess who has to co-operate with the one who imprisoned her in order to defend her land. Check … 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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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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Talking Greek mythology with V L Locey

Today we ask what is your favorite story from the Greek legends? V. L. Locey: There are a few. I always enjoyed reading about Heracles and his labors. I`m rather fond of the stories told about Atalanta. There aren`t many … Continue reading

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Talking Greek Gods with V L Locey

    This week I am chatting with the author V L Locey about our mutual interest in ancient Greek mythology. The first question is: When the name “Poseidon” is mentioned, kids jump into the conversation. What name from among … Continue reading

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