Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Fun Stuff

Just when I thought the warm weather was here to stay, we had a little bit of a cold snap last night. Nonetheless, it's still Spring, so in honor, check out the inaugural post of the Spellbound Scribes, where Shauna Granger warns us to Beware of the Fairy Ring. And don't forget to check-in every Tuesday for more paranormal fun!

Speaking of stories, my mother told me something interesting the other day. Apparently, my great grandmother was a story teller. Every night before bedtime, she would gather all the grandchildren and tell them a fairy tale. My great grandmother couldn't read, so all her stories were told from memory. She got her stories from her mother, who was THE storyteller. People would travel miles to hear my great-great grandmother spin her tales. And while her daughter (my great grandmother) continued the tradition, she used to hate the gatherings as she had to tend to the guests (which was often). She would refer to herself as La Cenicienta (Spanish for Cinderella!) for having to entertain and clean up after all the guests.

The stories must have been pretty good to attract all those visitors. One of these days, I'm going to have to translate them into English, although my mom says some of the stories may not be in good taste (even better)...

On the book front, I am working on formatting PARADOX for print, so for those that prefer "real" books, I should have them ready for release in the next couple of weeks.

I hope everyone has a great week!


  1. Those stories MUST have been good...lol. Wouldn't it be great to have such a gathering for your stories?

    I think you should translate them. One thing I wish is that I would have had my grandmother write down something. Having her handwriting would have been great. She wasn't a fairy tale-teller, but Oh! did she ever have the tales from when she was growing up. I video recorded my great aunt telling some of her stories. Good stuff. :)

    1. My uncle has them all written down in Spanish and published them for his doctoral dissertation, so I know they're around somewhere! How great is it that you have video! I wish they had that way back when...

      I owe you a post!! :)


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