Killer Whales – legends – myths – folklore



When I started doing research for Warrior Rising, I already knew it was going to involve killer whales. What I discovered was that the First People tribes of Canada and Alaska had an amazing legend.  They avoided hunting killer whales because they quite literally believed that killer whales were their ancestors.  Also, when they saw a killer whale close to the shore, that meant he or she was an ancestor looking for a way home.  This worked into my story line perfectly as my main character, Max’inux (which means killer whale) is a shape shifter. Very cool!


A writer’s dream come true!

Writing WARRIOR RISING felt like a dream come true and all because Terry Persun asked if I wanted to write a spin-off story based on his Doublesight series that is on Kindle Worlds.  The story was so fun to research and write. The evolution of why I chose whales began in February, 2015.  It’s

Vegan Mama

Vegan Chocolate Date Delights
For fun, I thought I’d talk about vegan desserts.  It’s true that you won’t have as big a sweet tooth once you venture into “Vegan Land”, but there are times when a sweet treat is a MUST HAVE.  If you’re in a hurry for that sugar high, try snacking on dates.

Vegan Mama


This vegan zucchini recipe was a surprise.  First it was a lot easier to make than I’d thought it would be.  Second, it looked very pretty, and third, it was delicious, especially with the Horseradish Beet Dressing.  I used a lot more than the ½ lemon the recipe called for and it didn’t

Potato Pizza

Potato Pizza
Maybe because I love pizza and this seemed as close as I had gotten in a month, I was gobbling it up. I used a baked, and cooled, russet potato, sliced it and then layered it on a glass baking pan I’d greased lightly with Flax Seed oil. When the potato pizza was done,

Summer Solstice

“On the Summer Solstice …
Whatever is dreamed on this night,
will come to pass.”
—William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream
First the boring definition: “Summer Solstice occurs exactly when the axial tilt of a planet’s semi-axis in a given hemisphere is most inclined toward the star that it orbits. Earth’s maximum axial

Vegan Mama Recipes

Potato Cakes with Beets and Romaine Salad.

Selecting the Potato Cake recipe the day after the Stuffed Peppers was a happy coincidence, so keep that in mind.  I used two russet potatoes, one yam and two small white potatoes.  I had one of the stuffed peppers left over from the previous night so that was the

Stuffed Green Peppers

Sometimes we need a nudge to change — sometimes we need a shove.
When our son chose to conquer his cancer by making his body healthier we joined him on his journey. He spent three weeks at the Sedona Wellness Center in Amazon learning about the connection between food and cancer. When he returned, along

Winter Solstice

Winter Solstice

Winter Solstice, or Yule, as it is known in Celtic celebrations has taken on new importance this year.   But is December 21, the end of the world, as some speculate, or the dawn of a new age of awareness, inspiration and kindness?
Before answering that question, lets explore the meaning of Winter


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