Tag Archives: The Conjunction of the Realms

Meet Akaina, the turtle

In days past, giant talking turtles roamed the earth and swam in the ocean waters, possessing shells imbued with magical powers. Such powers were used to heal and break curses. Akaina, one of the last of these talking turtles, lives in the North Shore of Oahu. At two hundred years of age, she has seen […]
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The Various Types of Gnomes: 5. The Scandinavians

The two comedic gnomes who complete each other’s sentences, Barbegazi and Vatir, are from Scandinavia. They dress like the peasants of Villands Vånga and wear oversized wooden clogs. Villands Vånga is the name of a very small Swedish farm town. To find about more about Barbegazi and Vatir, and their adventures with the Kingsley family, […]
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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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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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