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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The Creature went on my rounds with me this morning because he felt I had shorted some of my charges in talking about my life here at Cascade Ranch. After I feed the donkeys and llamas, I head up to … Continue reading
Lately, the Creature from the Black Lagoon has been keeping quiet in his corner. I think he might have been pouting about all the time I have to spend attending to the ranch animals, but he hasn’t said anything about … Continue reading
Well, the first one for Creating Graphic Novels, that is. I have done a couple for The Scribbler’s Guide to the Land of Myth at writers conferences. Anyway, the usual Wednesday night a Golden Apple Comics (Wednesday being the day new comics … Continue reading
I had lunch today with a very good friend. She and I haven’t gotten together in quite a long while, and I’ve missed spending time with her. So it was really nice to catch up and just enjoy each other’s … Continue reading
I’ve been living with a “stupidphone” Razr for several years, holding on to my calling plan and the old technology because upgrading would increase my expenses (at least for some time it would). But getting new batteries for the old … Continue reading
After a lot of work in writing, correcting galleys, working at promoting the book, my author copies have finally arrived! The Creature took the time to examine the book, checking out how the landscape format works. He decided he was … Continue reading
My current hostess is a remarkable gardener. Her back yard flourishes with greenery (a good deal of which we dine on at dinner). She also keeps a number of chickens. The Creature had been complaining about the talkative creatures he’d … 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
During the holidays I house-sat and took care of a pair of cats. They were very sociable cats. Boo was a purring machine and she turns it on as soon as she is touched. She even allowed the Creature to … Continue reading