Halloween Ebook Giveaways for 2018

The website is back up (obviously) and with a spiffy new look! What do you think? I rather like it, though it’s still an ongoing project to update past posts to make sure they still look good with the new theme.

And speaking of new things, I’m currently trying out Instafreebie (now called Prolific Works—could they have picked a more generic name?) to see if it helps get my books out there and people signed up for my mailing list. It’s a bit too early to tell, but we’ll see. Continue reading

Summer Survivor and Website Update

Well, we survived the summer and I find myself breathing a big sigh of relief with the arrival of autumn. Temperatures are cool and comfortable, the leaves are starting to change, and the light is beginning to fade, already taking on a twilighty feel that make the autumn and winter days in Sweden feel magical. Continue reading

Summer Fields and Summer Vacation

Well, the renovations are done, and life is slowly getting back to normal. Sort of. A couple of big developments. 1. We bought a plot of land. Woohoo! 2. We’re going to be heading to the States next week to visit family there. Well that’s not so much a big development as it is a disruption of the Daily Routine. Continue reading

Headaches and Box-Climbing Cats

Greetings from Stockholm’s finest Hidey Hole!

Also known as my apartment that is currently going through “changes.” Which is my creepy and perhaps inappropriate way of saying we’re renovating. Given that we’re hoping to move sooner rather than later, we figured it was high time to fix the apartment’s problems that we’ve been putting off for basically forever. Mostly some smaller jobs here and there, but the more disruptive bits involve repainting the spare room and tearing out the hallway closets and replacing them with new closets that have decidedly less ’60s retro flare. Continue reading

Magic in the Mundane — Dogs

Since the last post was about cats, of course we had to move on to dogs next. Otherwise, the house pet cat/dog continuum would implode and existence as we know it would be fuzzed beyond recognition.

Dogs and man go way back. The earliest domestication of dogs is dated to about 30,000 years ago in Eurasia. It’s theorized that tamer wolves hung around humans eating scraps of food, which ultimately led to their domestication and, thus, doggies.

So it shouldn’t be surprising that dog mythology abounds among ancient civilizations. Continue reading

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