Colin Brodd

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Colin Brodd grew up in the great state of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, but currently resides in Phoenix, Arizona. His business cards read "Gentleman Classicist Extraordinaire." He has held many different positions in his life, but his main professional calling has always been a teacher of Latin and Classical Humanities. In addition to Latin and Ancient Greek, he enjoys working with Old English and Old Norse and other old Germanic languages. His favorite genres of fiction are fantasy and science fiction, and he has a great love of RPGs (role-playing games). His favorite nonfiction books tend to be classical and military history or lingistics and languages (especially the aforementioned Greek and Latin). He sincerely appreciates y ...more

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Colin Brodd I guess I lead a pretty simple life; I don't have the kind of questions that make for a good mystery in my current view of my life. What might make a…moreI guess I lead a pretty simple life; I don't have the kind of questions that make for a good mystery in my current view of my life. What might make a good mystery are the questions I have about my ancestors, both immediate and remote. Why did my forefathers leave Scandinavia (mostly)? What superstitions did they have, what beliefs passed down from heathen times? In more immediate history, my short story "Burning Spirits" attempts to address some questions I have about my grandfather's belief in spirits and ghostly visitations, and a family legacy of anger issues and abuse. I have questions about my maternal great-grandfather and a supposed legacy of Canadian natives married into my family line through the French LaRues. My genealogy might make for some great mysteries, I think, and I have tried to explore some of these questions in stories that were not mysteries. (less)
Colin Brodd I want to say something about the best thing being "getting to share my imagination with others" or something like that . . . but in reality, the…more I want to say something about the best thing being "getting to share my imagination with others" or something like that . . . but in reality, the best thing may be the chance to get these mad visions and ideas out of my head, where they've been swirling around causing trouble for quite some time, and out onto paper or Kindle screens . . . . It's like a pressure valve, of sorts, in which I have to let off some of the steam of my imagination or my head will explode! :)(less)
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New Release! Tales From Midhgardhur, Volume III

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     Well, it's official! Tales From Midhgardhur, Volume III is available from Amazon in both paperback and Kindle formats! I was projecting that it would be out in late 2018, but technical difficulties prevented its release until April 2019! This volume compiles ten more short stories that appeared in the award-winning series Tales From Midhgardhur on Channillo:

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Dani Your brother always talks about how brilliant you are so I have to take Burn's word for it. :) I'm looking forward to reading your reviews and suggestions.


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