Meet the characters, take a virtual tour of the Welsh setting used, and meet the author. Read everything from cut material to author interviews to character interviews to excerpts from “The King’s Ransom” and “Guinevere: On the Eve of Legend.” Then read the real book!
Although a retired teacher, I still have a passion for working with kids. I regularly conduct Medieval Writing Workshops for local elementary/middle schools and the Colorado Girl Scouts. It seems I’m not the only one who loves Medieval Times and the King Arthur Legend. The kids thoroughly enjoy writing their own medieval stories complete with dragons, wizards, unicorns, and knights!
I love to travel, and so my other job is with a major airline. My favorite trip was a two week visit to Egypt with my husband that included traveling by local train from one end of Egypt to the other.
Some of my favorite books, like “The Hobbit,” “The Lord of the Rings,” Golding’s “Lord of the Flies” and “The Once and Future King” by T.H. White were all written to offer hope to a world embroiled in another world war. “A Tale of Two Cities” by Charles Dickens illustrates how unselfish true love enables people to offer the supreme sacrifice to preserve that love, while Dostoevsky’s “Crime and Punishment” shows how circumstances can cause people to do despicable acts. The one book that connects of all of these texts as well as a multitude of others is Joseph Campbell’s “The Hero with a Thousand Faces.” The journey of the hero, depicted by Campbell, is a universal theme that never dies out.