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EPod Interview – Linnea Tanner

26 November, 2018

Welcome back to my EPod Interview series! If you are new to my blog and haven’t come across an EPod yet, you can check out the back story at Escape Pod Emulations.

Here’s another space-grimed, asteroid-pocked escape pod and by the sounds of it, they can’t wait to get out. Hang on! Let’s get the door open and … Hello! It’s Linnea Tanner! What do you mean, where’s the nearest Tourist Information Office? We’ve just rescued you from deep space! What items did you take with you in your EPod?

Linnea Tanner Auth Pic

iphone so I can look up information on the internet, take pictures, read e-books, and communicate with families and friends.

Purse so I can carry money, identification documents, travel documents, credit cards, and personal items.

Good walking shoes for traveling short distances on foot to various sites, for hiking nature trails and parks, and for visiting museums and archaeological sites.

Wheeled, traveler suitcase that is packed with practical clothes and is easily manoeuvred on planes, trains, and other types of transportation.

Sunglasses to protect my eyes from sun glare.



Award-winning author, Linnea Tanner, of Historical Fantasy weaves Celtic fantastical elements into the historical politics of Ancient Rome and Pre-Authurian Britannia based on her extensive research and travels to the British Isles, Ireland, and France. Award-winning Apollo’s Raven sweeps you into an epic Celtic tale of forbidden love, mythological adventure, and political intrigue in Ancient Rome and Pre-Arthurian Britannia.

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© Freya Pickard 2018


17 October, 2016

Today is a very emotional day for me…
Today I am launching my first poetry collection!
Insides is my journey through cancer, surgery and chemotherapy.
The process of writing it was initially a therapy for myself but I also wanted to comfort other cancer sufferers as well as trying to convey to those who have no experience of the disease, what it means to have cancer.
From darkness into light, from the depths of exhaustion through a slow rise to recovery; this is a very personal journey.
Will you join me?
In this collection I’m not hiding behind any of my fictional characters such as Dracomagan or Parsley. This is me on a journey I will never, ever forget.
It is available at Amazon UK and Amazon US.
At the moment, it’s only available as an e-book – the paperback will be released in 2017.
And I’ve also produced a short video about it at YouTube.
Please feel free to share and re-blog this post!
© Freya Pickard 2016

a thank you…

11 December, 2015
Thank you for travelling with me as I explored the form of Cinquains for the last few weeks. I am now taking a break from all blogging until 5th January 2016 when I will return here to Dragonscale Clippings with a new poetry form… In the meantime, I wish you all a very happy Christmas and a peaceful New Year.
© Freya Pickard 2015

Wednesday Words – final episode of The Essence of Thyme

2 December, 2015
After 2 years we finally reach the final episode of short story The Essence of Thyme. The delay was due to being diagnosed with bowel cancer, having open surgery as well as six months chemotherapy which put the newsletter out of action for just over a year. Thank you for staying with me and being so supportive during what has been a very exhausting and traumatic time.
In this month’s issue you will be able to read episode 5 of my short story, “The Essence of Thyme”. So far, Dracomagan and her friend Parsley have managed to enter an enchanted forest, discovered a castle full of people frozen like statues, experienced a strange green mist that makes Parsley think of dreamy summertimes and discovered an enchanted prince without many clothes on… How will it all end?
To you give a taster if you haven’t read the previous episodes, of “The Essence of Thyme”, here is the link to the first episode that was published in December 2013. The Essence of Thyme #1
If you already subscribe, I look forward to your feedback. If you’ve not yet joined me, why not email me now? Subscription is free, all you have to do is email me at dragonscaleclippings (at) gmail (dot) com with “Clippings Request” in the subject line.
More information about recent issues can be found at Newsletter. There you can read comments from my readers on previous episodes and issues.
© Freya Pickard 2015

To practice the art of Being…

4 May, 2015
Welcome back to Dragonscale Clippings!
I’ve just spent the last few weeks blogging over at Pure Haiku where I and my guests explored the theme of Music. Please take a look, if you have time, and let me know what you think!
Here, I’m still blogging about Being. It’s been something I’ve been preoccupied with for years now. But since being ill, I’ve only really discovered what true Being is. Doing nothing is not wrong. In fact, it’s essential as I recover. Once again, the clippings about Being appearing here over the next few weeks will be both historical and current.
Join me and enjoy the journey as we explore Being as it truly is…
© Freya Pickard 2015

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