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Benita J. Prins

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Benita J. Prins has been writing since she was knee-high to a grasshopper. Her busy imagination fuels her love for fantasy – the seeds of which appeared when she read J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings at the age of eleven (it's still her favourite book!). She loves to be inventing and feels at a loss when she doesn't have a fantasy location to flesh out. When she's not writing, she keeps busy with music (piano, organ, singing… especially singing), filmmaking, and increasing her already enormous book collection. Some of her favourite authors are J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Michael O’Brien, John Buchan, Jane Austen, and Charlotte Brontë.

Benita lives in southwestern Ontario, Canada with her family.

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Benita J. Prins The freedom I have is one of the best things about being a writer. I believe it's Tolkien's idea of humans as subcreators.
Benita J. Prins To be perfectly honest, lately I haven't been doing too much to try and counteract writer's block. I've been really lazy... Generally, though, having…moreTo be perfectly honest, lately I haven't been doing too much to try and counteract writer's block. I've been really lazy... Generally, though, having a great idea for someplace later in the story is quite effective in motivating me to get back to it. At times like those, I really just have to force myself over the hump.(less)
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Description: A legend that tells of a star… more beautiful than any other… even before the sun… thousands of years ago… wiser than the wisest of men… a song of unearthly beauty… It was no more than idle talk in the marketplace that began it. When Pluriel is accidentally reminded of an old prophecy, he and three companions begin the long journey to Nevarra Swamp. Their mission? A nearly hopeless attempt to recapture the Sword of the Star, stolen centuries ago by Jalavak. This Sword is the only weapon which can defeat the Dark Lord, for he was wounded by it in the war of the Valintari at the dawn of time. But what can Pluriel, Ringard, Galdore and Tristal do alone? For if the prophecy is to be fulfilled, the Star itself must fall from the sky – and how could such a thing come to pass?
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Description: I was working the supper shift at the restaurant the other day and served a young couple with a baby girl and a little boy. Now something you should know is that kids receive a free lollipop after their meal is finished…
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Description: Nature musings... on dying flies, and strangely-shaped leaves, and flower smells and pine trees and gossiping birds.
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Description: Singing is like a river.
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Julius Benita wrote: "Julius wrote: "A pleasure to make your acquaintance, Benita!" It's a pleasure to make yours as well, Julius! I see we share two great influences, Tolkien and Lewis."

I noticed it, too. A good thing, I call that. They were two amazing story-tellers.


Benita Prins Julius wrote: "A pleasure to make your acquaintance, Benita!" It's a pleasure to make yours as well, Julius! I see we share two great influences, Tolkien and Lewis.


Julius A pleasure to make your acquaintance, Benita!


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