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Writing Wendl...

I really did want to write a light-hearted tale in case this one turns out to be my last novel (assuming it yet becomes a novel), but it's headed currently toward the shadows. I thought I knew Wendl Von Trier pretty well, having trekked with him through my previous book, The Winged Child .   There, Wendl presents as an elusive solitary, moving above all worldly fray while at the same time nudging events and characters toward a satisfactory conclusion. Sharp and intimidating on the outside and tender and motherly on the inside. A friend to the world, something of a trickster, but in all things working for good outcomes.  That is how I saw Wendl VonTrier. A  púka, mischievous, but essentially harmless, even benevolent, capable of presenting in whatever form or gender the moment required. Wendl seemed the ideal candidate to carry readers off into the literary sunset in good spirits after an exhilarating romp through a fantastical fiction. But all along, it seems, there were depths to

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If you've finished rolling stones and are ready to gather some moss, Annie Martin's The Magical World of Moss Gardening is the first guide you should read on the subject. This beautiful and highly readable volume will save you a lot of trial and error along your mossy way. If you're traveling light, it's available on Kindle. You can find lots of moss, with help and advice on living with your moss at Mountain Moss in Pisgah Forest, North Carolina.


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