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I've been storytelling for sixty years.

by PJS142 on April 13, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr


My 5th grade teacher asked me to tell stories my father had told the night before. That lasted throughout the 5th grade and the rest of my life. I wound up retelling myths, legends, and folktales for Parabola Magazine, which I helped found. That prompted me to earn a PhD in Folklore and Mythology. Now I'm in the final edit of my first full-length novel, Pythia.

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