After the prologue, this is the first chapter of The Broken Court, the novella directly following Lumina and the Goblin King. It has not seen my editor yet and so is subject to all the warnings that come with such. Still, I hope enjoy reading it! Chapter 1 – A Summer Crown for Winter’s Head …

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For the eld woman, life has changed irrevocably. Her mortality hangs on her like a shroud, and young Thom, newly returned from faerie, has turned her world upside down. Ill portents fill the air, and even the seasons are out of step… Stories often have a mind of their own, don’t they? Take Lumina and …

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I often sketch or doodle on what ever piece of paper happens to be handy. My muse must like the rhythmic scratching of my pencil because it has helped me get past many a writing block. I thought it would be fun to share some of those sketches with you along with an excerpt or …

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There are very few things that can compare to the feeling you get when you open your kindle to find the story you wrote there looking back at you. I can tell you, however, that holding the physical book in your hands takes that feeling to a whole other level. Lumina and the Goblin King …

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For my tenth birthday, my aunt and uncle gave me several interesting books, one of which was A White Horse with Wings by Anthea Davis. Printed in 1968, it is a collection of stories, most of which are retellings of fairy tales and myths. I read them many times through out my childhood. And one …

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I hope you’ve found the posts interesting so far! Of course, there are many, many, many more goblins which I did not mention (no offence intended!). This is the final post of The Goblin Host, but next week’s will be about one of my favorite goblins – the phooka – shapeshifting tricksters of which there …

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To pick up where we left off… Shellycoat – a water bogie who haunts the coasts and rivers of Scotland, so named because of the coat of shells he wears. He finds great fun in leading travelers astray, although he is most often considered to be mischievous rather than malevolent. Cu Sith – Fairy dogs …

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“The hall opened up before her, golden and bright. Dancers filled its jasper floors, swirling between the agate pillars. The whole of her vision was consumed by them as they gamboled past. Their vague features were smudged and undefined, revealed only in flashes. A kaleidoscope of pictures falling like leaves before her eyes; a donkey’s …

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Many tales mention the the two courts of Faerie. Sometimes they may be called the Seelie and the Unseelie, or perhaps the Summer Court and the Winter Court. Neither is wholly good nor wholly bad, though for humans, neither is wholly healthy. In Lumina and the Goblin King there are two courts as well. Though …

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