Tag Archives: YA fantasy

Guinevere

Too many of the characterizations of Guinevere are shaped by the medieval versions of the King Arthur story. Stories shaped by the male dominated church of that era portrayed all women as Eve, the temptress who ruins paradise. Malory among … Continue reading

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Drawing on Arthurian Legends

In the afterward to the twentieth anniversary edition of his Fionavar trilogy, Guy Gavriel¬†Kay wrote, “I also set myself the task, quixotic or otherwise, of trying to shape a narrative large enough that the figures of the Arthurian triangle could … Continue reading

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Review of A Wild and Unremarkable Thing

The last while I have taken advantage of the opportunity to review the work of other YA fantasy writers offered through YA Bound. This gives me a chance to keep up with the genre I write novels in, and I … Continue reading

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Review of Day Moon by Brett Armstrong

In a day when all books are being entered into a centralized database and then destroyed, Elliot’s grandfather leaves him a copy of Shakespeare’s complete works. When he shares it with the girl he has a crush on, tension enters … Continue reading

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Review of The West Wood by Suzy Vadori

As part of Suzy Vadori’s Blog tour with YA Bound, I offer this review of her new book The West Wood.¬† Boarding school, with its assorted collection of wealthy kids, has the same tensions as any high school, and Vadori … Continue reading

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Fractured

In the area where I live, bedrock is fractured limestone. This has the upside of creating amazing escarpment cliffs and the downside of allowing water to flow unfiltered down into the aquafers. Care with what we put into the water … Continue reading

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Meanwhile Back at the Ranch

In old western movies and TV shows where most of the action is somewhere out on the range, there was a segment that took the viewer back to the ranch to see what was going on at home. It occurred … Continue reading

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A blog visit from Voss Foster

Prizm Books, who are publishing my novel, have lots of great stories and novels. One of their authors is Voss Foster and here is his reflection on his just published novel Zirkura Fantastic. When someone might die, or do the … Continue reading

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