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I spend most of my time daydreaming and creating otherworldly tales steeped in myth, magic, and romance. All of my heroes have long hair, and my heroines are strong-willed. Prior to being a writer, I played bass guitar in an all-girl hard rock/metal band in southern California. When I'm not writing, editing, or reading, I enjoy practicing target archery.
 

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Weird Word Wednesday

eldress
noun  el·dress \ˈel-drəs\
Popularity: Bottom 20% of words

Definition of eldress
:  a woman who is an elder especially of the Shakers
First Known Use: 1640

Kelley Heckart
Otherworldly tales steeped in myth, magic & romance.



Monday, July 17, 2017

Monday Musing: Arizona backyard wildlife photos





Kelley Heckart
Otherworldly tales steeped in myth, magic & romance.


Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Weird Word Wednesday

eisegesis
noun  eis·ege·sis \ˌī-sə-ˈjē-səs, ˈī-sə-ˌjē-\
Popularity: Bottom 40% of words


Definition of eisegesis
plural eisegesesplay \ˌī-sə-ˈjē-ˌsēz, ˈī-sə-ˌjē-\
:  the interpretation of a text (as of the Bible) by reading into it one's own ideas — compare

Origin and Etymology of eisegesis
Greek eis into (akin to Greek en in) + English exegesis — more at in


First Known Use: 1892

Kelley Heckart
Otherworldly tales steeped in myth, magic & romance.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Monday Musings: Moon photos





Kelley Heckart
Otherworldly tales steeped in myth, magic & romance.

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Weird Word Wednesday

eigenmode
noun  ei·gen·mode \ˈī-gən-ˌmōd\
Popularity: Bottom 20% of words


Definition of eigenmode
:  a normal mode of vibration of an oscillating system
Origin and Etymology of eigenmode
eigen- (as in eigenvector) + 1mode

First Known Use: 1972


Kelley Heckart
Otherworldly tales steeped in myth, magic & romance.

Monday, July 03, 2017

Monday Musings: Arizona Sunset photos






Kelley Heckart
Otherworldly tales steeped in myth, magic & romance.



Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Weird Word Wednesday

eider
noun  ei·der \ˈī-dər\
Popularity: Bottom 30% of words
Editor's Note: Did You Know?


Definition of eider
1
:  any of several large northern sea ducks (genera Somateria and Polystica) having fine soft down that is used by the female for lining the nest —called also eider duck

Origin and Etymology of eider
Dutch, German, or Swedish, from Icelandic æthur, from Old Norse æthr


First Known Use: 1743

Kelley Heckart
Otherworldly tales steeped in myth, magic & romance.