Richard Lechthaler moved to Vermont in 1968 after a career in Manhattan. Over the years, he enjoyed hearing Vermont stories, embraced the idea of citizen government, and took part in whatever seasonal and community events he could. One story stuck with him, that of Vermont farmer Romaine Tenney, who refused to leave his land when it was confiscated for the building of I-91.
After the plague that killed almost everyone in the world a few survivors pooled their resources to make a way of life not seen in over two hundred years. As had happened those many years ago once settled and growing the most curious and adventurous among the survivors were drawn to the unknown. They, like the trappers of the eighteenth century went into the western lands to see what was there.
In his third book, The Wielding, the author weaves non-fiction and fiction, with nature-inspired fantasy-past and present-that takes us to the threshold of an alternate future.
An old soul, Aditi, who is coming-of-age in central India, is guided by her maternal grandmother and Aunt in mystical teachings of the divine heart. As realized Masters, her Nani and Auntie teach Aditi through their magic, assisting with her expansion inward where mythical figures, such as the dragon, are met.
Author Phil Bayly's next MURDER on SKIS novel. There is a manhunt for a New York state senator accused of murder. Cemeteries in Colorado are being mysteriously stripped of their sacred treasures. Both criminal investigations lead to a Colorado ski resort.
Enjoy Gerol Petruzella's latest collection of microfiction and poetry, written daily through April 2020, The Cruellest Month, 30 days of microfic from the pandemic era, is a series of imaginings built on the uncertainties of worlds, and lives, disrupted.