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Master and Padawan: New Hope through Mentoring

“Pass on What You Have Learned”   You don’t have to go to a galaxy far, far, away to find Jedi Masters mentoring their Padawans. Ann has built such a relationship with Avery in the state of North Carolina. Their bond stands out for two reasons: First, Ann is Avery’s mentor mom, and second, Avery isn’t nearly as excited about ...

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Middle-earth Menu: “Brandy Hall Beef Stew”

  By Astrid Tuttle Winegar After his parents died and before being formally adopted by Bilbo, Frodo Baggins temporarily lived in the spacious home owned by the Brandybuck family. Brandy Hall was a large smial (which is Tolkien’s word for a large residential tunnel, where rather wealthy hobbits would live—Bilbo’s home Bag-End was also a smial) located beneath Buck Hill ...

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Interview with Author Bishop O’Connell

Bishop O’Connell is the author of the American Faerie Tale series, published by HarperVoyager. The fourth book, The Returned, released last week on July 12th. Thanks for joining us at Legendarium, Bishop. Let me start with: how long have you been writing? How did you get into it? The credit for me being writer goes to my mother. She grew tired ...

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Exclusive Interview with Robert Beatty – Serafina and the Twisted Staff Giveaway

An Exclusive Interview with Robert Beatty “She stood on the rocky ledge and scanned the valley in front of her. In the distance, the pointed towers and slate-covered rooftops of the grand Biltmore Estate rose from the darkness of the surrounding forest. The pale gray limestone walls were adorned with gargoyles of mythical  beasts and fine sculptures of the warriors ...

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The Tales of Ollundra Anthology

I met one of the authors, Craig Teal recently through a Facebook writing group we both belong to.  We began talking about another project he is planning. Then I found out about this amazing project and how much work and dedication has been put into the series. The Tales of Ollundra Anthology are stories based around the universe featured in ...

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Middle-earth Menu: “Frodo’s Favorite Mushrooms” 

By Astrid Tuttle Winegar I’m pretty sure Frodo Baggins, like all hobbits, loves a broad spectrum of foods and drinks. However, he does admit a weakness for mushrooms. My original cookbook gathered 11 mushroom-centric recipes in one chapter entitled “Frodo’s Favorites.” But for Legendarium, I’ll break this up with a couple of Narnia recipes. After Frodo, Sam, and Pippin leave ...

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