Monthly Archives: December 2016

Hunting a supernatural creature is difficult in chapter 12 of As the Wyrm Tyrns

Just how do you put down a wyrm: a marine creature that is sixty feet long and emits venomous fireballs? Scots professor of magic Geoffrey MacAlpine, his English colleague Calpurnia Kingsley, her ex-husband (and a vicious bastard) Marcus Satterthwaite, along … Continue reading

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A retrospective on the TV series The Green Hornet

2016 saw the deaths of two people who influenced my beginnings as a storyteller: Lois Duncan, author of Ransom and many other young adult novels, and Van Williams, who played the Green Hornet in the 1960s TV series of that … Continue reading

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Not all monsters are monsters in chapter 11 of As the Wyrm Tyrns

What do you do when someone wants to kill you? When that person is the nastiest magician in all England (and he’d be willing to try for an all-British title)? Geoffrey MacAlpine is in just this situation, and now that he’s … Continue reading

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A new look to honor As the Wyrm Tyrns chapter 10

Geoff, Jackie, Calpurnia, and even Marcus have “Unexpected encounters” in chapter 10 of As the Wyrm Tyrns, my serialized story about what one might call a magical fishing expedition in English waters. And somewhere mixed in there is “La Belle Dame … Continue reading

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Wounded creatures are dangerous in chapter 9 of As the Wyrm Tyrns

You’d think people would be satisfied. Flo Thursby is in love with a wyrm. Geoff and Jackie have sighted it, as they hoped. Calpurnia is deep in scholarly thinking. Marcus is having fun manipulating his fellow magicians. Ursula is off-stage, … Continue reading

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Things get wyrmy in chapter 8 of As the Wyrm Tyrns

Reality can surprise you. You, me, everyone. With the possible exception of Bathsheba Kingsley, Calpurnia’s middle daughter, who seems to be surprised by nothing. Not even her mother having her foot almost burnt off by a fire-breathing wyrm. One must … Continue reading

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