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An Aunt Truly’s Tale: The wee woman who lived in a teapot

An Aunt Truly’s Tale: The wee woman who lived in a teapot

This is the seventh story I'm posting that might be part of Aunt Truly's Tales, a book of stories I imagine Aunt Truly, an enigmatic character in The Kiminee Dream, would have told. This is my version of a traditional folk tale, The Little Old Woman Who Lived in a...

An Aunt Truly tale: Little Crimson

An Aunt Truly tale: Little Crimson

I've been working on this story on and off for a while. I expect when it's done I'll include it in Aunt Truly's Tales, a book of stories I imagine one of the characters in my novel, The Kiminee Dream, would tell. Some of the stories in the collection are my versions...

An Aunt Truly tale: The seamstress

An Aunt Truly tale: The seamstress

The structure of this new tale is based on "The Tailor," a story I've heard here and there for years, and one I used to tell when I did live storytelling regularly. I created "The Seamstress," my own variation on this tale, for the May 3, 2020, virtual book launch...

Characters you’ll meet in Kiminee

Characters you’ll meet in Kiminee

My first novel, The Kiminee Dream, is now available for sale at the major online retailers — from Amazon, the behemoth, to Indie Bound, where you can order it from a participating local bookstore, and all sorts of options in between. Since the book's release, a few...

An Aunt Truly tale: The mermaid’s gift

An Aunt Truly tale: The mermaid’s gift

I first heard this tale in the mid-1990s in storytelling class at Dominican University in San Rafael (a college back then). John Boe, a storyteller, musician and professor emeritus at U.C. Davis, enchanted all of us with a gleam in his eye and simple props tucked into...

An Aunt Truly tale: The Snow Girl

An Aunt Truly tale: The Snow Girl

While sheltering at home like millions of other people during the the coronavirus pandemic, I've been working on another story for Aunt Truly's Tales, a companion project to my forthcoming novel, The Kiminee Dream. It's good, I think, to continue doing creative work...

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