The current featured article is "BREAKING THE PATTERN: ALAN GARNER'S THE OWL SERVICE AND THE MABINOGION"
This paper was presented at Mythcon 24 in 1993. It was an opportunity for me to write about a lovely little book I had always enjoyed. Years later, it had the advantage of being a rare piece of scholarship on the works of Alan Garner, which led to it being selected for inclusion in THE CHILDREN'S LITERATURE REVIEW, vol. 130.
I hope you will enjoy it!
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Jackson Libraries The Jackson, Michigan Carnegie Library When I was growing up in Jackson, the city’s Library was housed in a handsome blockish building downtown on Michigan Avenue. I’m not sure what age I was when I was first taken there … Continue reading
A few weeks ago on Facebook, someone commented in passing that they really needed to find a good thesaurus. The commenter was a friend of a friend, and so I don’t recall who it was. The pertinent fact was that … Continue reading
I spent some time a few years ago, writing an Advent devotional for myself. I had selected verses to take me from the beginning of the Advent season all the way to Epiphany. When I was growing up, in our … Continue reading
I realized this week that people who check out this news blog on my website, might not be aware of other things happening on other sections of the site – especially if I don’t mention it on the main blog. … Continue reading
On the 16th of August, GLAWS had its annual summer party, where we just make time to hang out and have fun – and eat food, of course. The feast gathered is arranged by pot luck, so you can never … Continue reading
Changes in my personal technology have included the loss of a broadband card for my laptop. Along with that, it means that for working on my laptop (for the time being), I no longer have 24/7 internet access. So, I’ve … Continue reading
About a week ago, my hostess Carrie came home with a charming gnome she found while out shopping. The Creature, who has been lazing away while I labor on web content writing, ventured out to meet the gnome. During some … Continue reading
As some of you may know, my book Creating Graphic Novels will be published next year by Michael Wiese Productions. I was very pleased that they became my publisher for it, because I have always been impressed by their catalog … Continue reading
So Saturday, I was out all day, and the Creature wanted an explanation. I told him that in the morning I had my screenwriters group, like I often do. So he accepted that. Then I explained that in the afternoon, … Continue reading