Be Well Come to another *Big* issue of "The World of Myth." We have
really packed this issue with new contributors, along with a number of
our returning members, who all offer up their stories, poems and art
work--not to mention some other great features for your enjoyment.
In the short story section, Brad Grochoski returns with Part One of
another unusual story from his book, "The Secret Weakness of Dragons,"
while Steve Bolin offers an 'underground' tale depicting his worst
nightmare (and we want to congratulate Steve on the release of his new
novel, "Black Rising"--see below for details), David K. Montoya begins
Part Two of "The End," and "Queen of the Westerlands" returns with
Chapter 5 of that ongoing series. We also want to welcome a new member
to our group, Janet Durbin, who not only offers up a short story for your
reading pleasure, but also consented to be interviewed this month, and
talked to us about her two published novels, as well as other aspects of
The poetry section is full, and we welcome several more new members to
"The World of Myth" this month, all of whom offer up an eclectic
assortment of their poetic thoughts. Saranna DeWylde, Randolph Lofgren,
Kevin Adams (who is coauthor of the novel, "Black Rising"), and Joshua
Dyer (congrats to Josh for the release of his new novel,
"Shaygan"--again, see below for details) join our regular poetry
contributors, L.M. Mercer, Rebecca Lofgren and Kevin Magnus this issue.
In the Art Department, new contributor Mike Paglia joins Jessica Rinaldo,
Rebecca Lofgren and David K. Montoya with new art work, and in the
Creative Youth section, six year old Kayli offers some of her thoughts on
art, as well.
In our Interview Section this month, published author Janet Durbin sits
down with our Myth Master, to talk about her three novels and how they
came about, as well as some personal details of her busy life.
Our Featured Author this month is prolific fantasy writer Terry
Pratchett, and his latest Discworld novel, "Thud!" is reviewed in the
Book Review section.
Congratulations go out to Jessica Rinaldo, who garnered the Member of the
Month voting award for March. It has been some time since an artist won
the MOM honors, so everyone give her a Big hand!
And, if we haven't worn you out, yet, stop by to read our Movie Reviews
and the Month in Myth.
Publication Notices: Since we now have so many of our contributors who
are becoming Published (or have already been published), we are opening
up a new section, wherein we will advise our readers of who is publishing
what, and where these books and/or stories might be obtained or viewed.
Congratulations to all of these writers, and a special *Thank You,* one
and all, for sharing your work with us, here at "The World of Myth!"
Steve Bolin and Kevin Adams--"Black Rising" This novel may be purchased
Joshua Dyer--"Shaygan" This novel may be purchased at:
www.publishamerica.com as well as Amazon.com, and Barnes and Noble.com.
Brad Grochoski--"The Secret Weakness of Dragons" This book of short
stories and 'un'fairy tales may be purchased at: www.authorsbookshop.com
Janet Durbin--"After" and "Stolen" These novels may be purchased at:
www.janetdurbin.com and www.authorsbookshop.com
Terry D. Scheerer--"Dreams of Darkness, Dreams of Night" This collection
of short stories and poems may be purchased at: "The World of Myth" Myth
Mart, as well as www.dreamsofdarknessdreamsofnight.com and at
www.authorsbookshop.com On a side note, a short story by Mr. Scheerer,
entitled 'Call Me,' will soon appear in a new web magazine, "Horrotica."
The release of this web zine will be announced, as information becomes
All right! That's about it for this month. Next month we will have a
Special Haunted Issue, filled with not only our regular contributors, but
also packed with ghost stories, interviews with actual ghost hunters and
active paranormal researchers, and all sorts of other things that go
'Bump' in the night. For instance--have you ever wondered how to put
together a potent powder that turns a person into a Zombie? We have the
recipe. Don't miss it!
I want to again thank all of our many contributors--the writers, the
artists, and especially all of those invisible people behind the scenes
who help put this magazine together every month. We have grown quite a
bit during the past 20 months (from back when it was just David and
myself doing almost 'Everything' on our own), and we expect to continue
growing, with Your help! Thanks to all of our readers, as well--without
you, "The World of Myth" wouldn't be where it is, today. Many, many
'Thanks' to everyone, and may Blessing be upon you all.
Terry D. Scheerer
Editor in Chief