Luck, the Irish, and Writing Toward Your Dreams

moss-covered trees in Irish forest
This entry is part 8 of 8 in the series Writing in Ireland

This entry is part 8 of 8 in the series Writing in IrelandIt’s St. Patrick’s Day. Do you feel lucky? No, not in a Dirty Harry sort of way. More of a, Are you ready to achieve your dreams? kind of way. Let’s listen to some Irish talk about dreams. … Continue reading

Social, Civil, and Savvy: a new non-fiction book

Social, Civil, and Savvy: Training & Socializing Puppies to Become the Best Possible Dogs

So I’ve been working very hard, and I’ve dropped a few hints, and I’m finally ready to reveal it: I have a new training and behavior book coming out soon! (Animal training and behavior is my day job, when I’m not letting my imaginary friends irritate each other for fun and profit.) … Continue reading

The Songweaver’s Vow: The Wyrmhole

perfectly rectangular large blowhole in rocky shore
This entry is part of 7 in the series The Songweaver's Vow: Easter Eggs & Background

This entry is part of 7 in the series The Songweaver’s Vow: Easter Eggs & BackgroundToday’s another entry in the Background & Research posts for The Songweaver’s Vow. When Thor goes to fight Jörmungandr, he seeks the sea-sized serpent at a place he calls the Wyrmhole, baiting him out with a bull … Continue reading

The Norse Pantheon Family Tree

This entry is part 4 of 7 in the series The Songweaver's Vow: Easter Eggs & Background

This entry is part 4 of 7 in the series The Songweaver’s Vow: Easter Eggs & BackgroundAnyone who’s spent more than three minutes reading up on the Norse pantheon — or pretty much any polytheistic pantheon, really — knows it can get complicated in a hurry. So when I stumbled … Continue reading

The Death of Baldr

River Song warns you of spoilers.
This entry is part 2 of 7 in the series The Songweaver's Vow: Easter Eggs & Background

This entry is part 2 of 7 in the series The Songweaver’s Vow: Easter Eggs & BackgroundSpoiler alert: Baldr dies. Okay, seriously, there be spoilers ahead. Mythology nerds likely already know some of what goes down in The Songweaver’s Vow, but if you haven’t read it yet, I suggest you … Continue reading