Another peek at the Mullaqat mind

Another peek at the Mullaqat mind

  From my Darbas Cycle  blog, a sequel to the Mullaqat creation myth… HOW COYOTE GAVE THE MULLAQAT THEIR CLEVERNESS A Mullaqat creation myth… One night after their return to the new world, the Mullaqat looked at Grandmother Hen and said, “Tell us...
A creation story for the Mullaqat

A creation story for the Mullaqat

The enigmatic nomadic culture of Darbas, called the Mullaqat (literally, “the drifting people”), plays a huge role in the story I set out to tell in The Key to Darbas series (five books, beginning with A Madness and Siobeth). But it’s the curse of...
My friend Pat, 1947-2013

My friend Pat, 1947-2013

In 1999, not long after Janet and I got married and we moved our blended family into the top two floors of a rented 1850s Charleston single, I was browsing in the main library around the corner and picked up a newly published book called Flanders. I had some...
An apology to my friends

An apology to my friends

It probably wouldn’t be honest for me to say that I’ve never liked talking about myself. Yes, these days making a public show is an uncomfortable act, although I can think of plenty of examples that prove how I have, from time to time, been guilty of...
Get ‘A Madness’ for free, Dec. 4-5

Get ‘A Madness’ for free, Dec. 4-5

So I admit it. I’m on the “dope dealer” business model when it comes to my two Darbas books. The original plan was to give away the first one in hopes of selling the second. Except Amazon won’t let you do that — not without gaming the...
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