J. Aislynn d'Merricksson

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I am a university graduate with a BA in Anthropology, and both a Masters and a PhD in Philosophy. I have a specialization in mythic studies, especially dragon mythology, and in archaeology and anthropology. Until recently, I taught classes in mythic studies and ethics, among which were Blessings of Bragi: An Introduction to Myth and Legend, and a pair of classes (The Mythic Feminine, The Mythic Masculine) which focused on the Heroine’s Journey and the Hero’s Journey respectively, which I compiled myself.

I have been an avid, albeit shy, writer of both poetry and creative fiction for over two decades. I am a published author, with two books to my name (Dragonlore, as Ash DeKirk, The Joy of Being, as Cala Gobraith) and one co-authorship (The
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The Devil’s Prayer by Luke Gracias is a brilliant series of nested stories recounting two generations of one young woman’s family. The mother who disappeared for decades, only to turn up dead in Europe. The two orphans raised by their grandma when their mother vanishes. The history of the Devil’s Bible. Three stories and countless lives tied together b...

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Petkovic and Xuan’s Snowy: A Leopard of the High Mountains is a sweet story, at its heart a lesson of cooperation. Snowy is a young snow leopard who gets separated from her mum when they come across fur hunters on their mountain home. Mama Leopard se ...more
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Last of Crichton’s books, published nigh on a decade after his passing, Dragon Teeth follows William Johnson as he travels into the American West in the late 1800s. At first he was to accompany Othniel Marsh, but the paranoid paleontologist left John ...more
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Azarias, champion to the King, has been tasked with a deed of great importance. He is to assemble the greatest heroes the world has seen, venture to a mysterious island, and retrieve the ‘dust’ of an ancient deity, which is said to grant the one who ...more
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With clear instructions to guide both fledgling and advanced cross-stitchers, Pierson-Cox’s Improper Cross-stitch provides plenty of snark and hilarity. Find the perfect piece to express your true feelings in humourous fashion! While I myself do not ...more
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Eszterhas’ Baby Animals Eating is just full of the cutest critters you ever did see! Written in simple language for early readers, kids are treated to a variety of little ones of the animal kingdom eating their suppers. From leaf eating koalas, to eg ...more
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