Monthly Archives: August 2013

The Various Types of Gnomes: 4.Part-dwarf and part-menehune

Kon-Tiki was born of a Chilean dwarf mother and a Polynesian Menehune father. His parents faced quite the controversy in their day when gnomes did not intermingle with dwarves; the fruit of their union, however, was the extremely intelligent, witty, exotic and adventuresome Kon-Tiki. He grew up to be quite the character, friendly to all, […]
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The Various Types of Gnomes: 3. The Menehunes

Another group of gnomes, those responsible for the beaches, the dunes, the valleys and the Pali in the Pacific Islands are the Menehunes. These incredibly smart creatures each perform duties related to their respective area. It is said that Menehunes sailed from New Guinea to the Marquesas Islands, continued their voyages to Easter Island between […]
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The Various Types of Gnomes: 2. Saci Pererê

Some gnomes are pranksters, like the mythical Saci Pererê who lives only in the Brazilian folkloric legends. Commonly known as Saci, this one-legged little dark child smokes a pretend pipe and wears a red cap. His red cap gives him magical powers such as being able to appear and disappear. Saci is famous in Brazil […]
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The Various Types of Gnomes: 1. The Leprechauns

Gnomes are responsible for watching over the forests, the beaches, the dunes, the deserts, the mountains, and all the animal creatures that inhabit them. The guardians of the forests in Ireland are the Leprechauns. They are well known for their intelligence, craftsmanship and humor. Their humor was always present—gnomes find most situations funny—but ever since […]
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Writing for Preteens and Memories

When I started The Conjunction of the Realms, since I was writing for preteens, my memories brought me back to the time when I was eight. I began missing my family in Rio de Janeiro. We were three kids living with our parents in a very small Copacabana apartment. Every night our dad would come […]
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Why I Wrote a Book, Part 2

The second reason for this book: when I began writing, I wanted to reveal a world where neither children nor adults needed to have special magical powers to accomplish great feats. In other words, I wanted to unlock the power of imagination that lives inside each one of us. The Conjunction of the Realms introduces […]
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Why I Wrote A Book

“The Conjunction of the Realms (Part One)” began when my husband, my daughter, and I would sit together in her little room making up magical stories. Those were treasured moments. There were times, however, when neither of us could think of a story. We were tired after working long hours in our startup business, our brains […]
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Seeing Dark Hedges before I knew it existed…

When you write, things come to your mind’s eye first or as a feeling, and you try to put it into words. In describing the way to the Kingsley’s cottage, I saw this road where the trees were embracing each other, letting a few rays of sunlight through. I may have described it as tree-tunnel. […]
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Press Release for The Conjunction of the Realms (Part One)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE “The Conjunction of the Realms (Part One)” A thrilling and original adventure to the world of imagination for the entire family. In this whimsical mystery novel written for all ages, Grandpa Kingsley takes his entire family along with the reader on an unforgettable adventure where imagination and reality collide. Burbank, CA – […]
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