Join in on the fun at Brumley Hall.

“A colorful cast of characters illuminates every page…fantasy in the C.S. Lewis tradition…”  Beloit Magazine

Loness CubEnjoy my new family oriented action fantasy adventure about a magically gifted family pushing the limits of their powers to battle against dark magical forces with surprising results – all in the service of protecting the Faerie Queen and her daughter of the faerie realm of Urwelt. My first book in this middle grade (8 to 12 years) visionary fiction book series, The Lioness of Brumley Hall and Her Most Unusual Grandchildrenintroduces you to the world of Brumley Hall and the Lioness (grandmother matriarch) who oversees the magic, mystery and mayhem.  Grandparents will also find the book an entertaining read, especially to share with a favorite grandchild (yes, I know, every grandchild is your favorite). Gran’s eldest ten year-old granddaughter, Azalea, will keep you “in the know” as she knows everything there is to know about Brumley Hall, except what will happen next!  Join in on the rollicking misadventures at Brumley Hall. Order your print or Kindle book here.

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Mystical, Magickal Fantasy Music: Beginning with Stairway To Heaven


The charming faery sprite who delivers an invitation to the Lioness from the Faery Queen
The charming faery sprite who delivers an invitation to the Lioness from the Faery Queen

As the faerie legends of old will tell you, music was and still is a special part of the faerie tradition.  The faerie folk love nothing more than to create and listen to enchanting music.  Music and lyrics with the Faerie in mind can be found in classical compositions  (Scheherazade by Rimsky Karsakov, Rusalka or The Little Mermaid by Antonin Dvorak), opera (such as Azalea’s favorite opera, The Magic Flute) to new age (Secret Garden) and even classic rock and roll songs and lyrics (Stairway to Heaven).  Periodically, the Lioness will post videos of Faerie and fantasy inspired music to compliment her first book and the other books to come.

Gran is feeling in a rock and roll mood lately.  The beat of the music keeps her energy pumping so she can manage her household and keep tabs on all of the grans.  Her first video posting is Stairway to Heaven by Led Zeppelin.  If you are one of Gussie’s young readers, just ask your grandparents about Stairway to Heaven.  They’ll probably know it by heart or at least sigh heavily in remembrance of their youth when they first heard it on the Led Zeppelin album (they didn’t have CDs or Ipods back then).  You’ll dig it too, as Gran would say.  See if you can decipher the meaning of the lyrics. Continue reading “Mystical, Magickal Fantasy Music: Beginning with Stairway To Heaven”