Tag Archives: Legends

FREE STUFF!!!

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My newest novel, Lot’s Mountain, is FREE on the 7th and 8th!  Check it out!  Monsters, Southern home-cooking, crazy preachers?  Yep, it’s in there.

Grab a copy, open a book, and stay for a spell.

The magic of Lot’s Mountain, yeah, it’s waiting for y’all.

Click HERE to find your copy today.

 

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OUT-FOXING A FOX

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Foxes pop up in a lot of myths.  In Cherokee myths, “tsu-la” / “fox” shows up in a story explaining why rabbits have short tails.  Tsu-la tricks the rabbit into getting his tail stuck in a frozen lake.

In Chinese lore, the kitsune are foxes that possess magical abilities.  While they sometimes trick people, they are also shown as being very faithful and are guardians and protectors.  The more tails there have, the older and wiser it is.  They can have as many as nine.

There’s nothing like a little fox tail …

LOTT’S MOUNTAIN BOOK TRAILER

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This is a repost from a while ago.  With the book nearly edited, we wanted to put the trailer out again.  We’re hoping to have a new one out shortly.  Pop by and check it out.  Please share or repost it.

Click here for the trailer.

APPALACHIAN MAGIC

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Old tales say that hanging basil over the threshold of your house will keep evil spirits and ghosts away.

And hey, it’ll make the house smell nice. A win-win.

No basil? Legends say that windchimes will keep ghosts and bad spirits away as well.

Blergh

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It’s just one of those days. The illness is really kicking in, so I’m sleeping most of the time. On the verge of finishing the new novel.

Doing some research on Greek myths on Phorcys and Ceto (sea deities of sorts). Getting ready to merge that with a little bit of Appalachian Leeds’ myth.

It is said that a woman, “Mrs. Leeds”, had too many children. And when the thirteenth one was born, she cursed him (yeah, it’s always 13). Instantly, the infant turned into a vicious monster, attacking everyone in the room. The beast is said to have the head of a goat or horse, large leathery wings, hooves, and stands on two legs. Talk about a face that only a mother could love … well, she didn’t think too much of it either.

The thing is said to let out a blood-curdling scream and is a skilled hunter, flying through the night skies. While mostly associated with New Jersey and sometimes referred to as a Jersey Devil, this monster has also been sighted in several other states.

As for how Phocys and Ceto fit in there? … well, you’re just going to have to read the book.

MONSTER PERSONALITY QUIZ

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What monster from the novel Lott’s Mountain are you? Are you the loyal will ‘o’ the wisp? A pishacha trickster? Or something totally different?

Check it out to find out what monster you are.

http://uquiz.com/iYgDE

 

I’m still hoping that I’ll have Lott’s Mountain out by this Halloween.  Wish me luck.