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Vonnie Winslow Crist

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JRR Tolkien and CS Lewis

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Born in the Year of the Dragon, Vonnie Winslow Crist has had a life-long interest in reading, writing, art, myth, fairytales, folklore, and legends. Having been a night person since infancy, she is also quite fond of stars, moonlight, forests, owls, and other creatures of the darkness.

After attending Perry Hall Elementary, Parkville Junior High, and Perry Hall High, she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Art Education from Towson University. She married, then raised three children, did freelance illustrating and writing, and taught poetry for the Maryland State Arts Council’s Artists in Education Program. Thirty years after graduating from Towson, she returned to her alma mater and earned a Masters in Professional Writing.

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Vonnie Winslow Crist Lightning took out the power. Alas, my manuscript wasn't saved.…moreLightning took out the power. Alas, my manuscript wasn't saved.(less)
Vonnie Winslow Crist I'd go to Middle Earth. While I'd like to meet Gandalf, Frodo, Samwise, Aragorn, Legalos, Gimli, etc. -- I don't think I want to interact with goblins…moreI'd go to Middle Earth. While I'd like to meet Gandalf, Frodo, Samwise, Aragorn, Legalos, Gimli, etc. -- I don't think I want to interact with goblins or orcs. I'd celebrate a birthday beneath the Hobbiton birthday tree, then visit the various kingdoms -- and of course, the elves in Rivendell.(less)
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Best Dragon Movies- Willow

I’m discussing dragon movies as I countdown to the September 3, 2021 publication of Dragon Rain, my new book from Mocha Memoirs Press. I decided to mention Willow, the 1988 fantasy movie.

See the source imageThe Eborsisk dragon from Willow.

For fantasy fans who have never watched Willow, do so. It’s a delightful adventure featuring an endearing protagonist, Willow Ufgood (Warwick Davis at his best), the mercenary Madma

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"If I loved Beneath Ravens Wing, I absolutely adored Dragon Rain. When the author asked me if I would review a book based on dragons, I jumped at the chance - who doesn't like dragons - those mythical beasts of great power and magic?

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“The world is full of mystery and magic. We just need to look, listen and believe that wondrous things are still possible.”
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“Faërie contains many things besides elves and fays, and besides dwarfs, witches, trolls, giants, or dragons; it holds the seas, the sun, the moon, the sky; and the earth, and all things that are in it: tree and bird, water and stone, wine and bread, and ourselves, mortal men, when we are enchanted.”
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Vonnie Crist Cece wrote: "Hiya, thanks for friend request. Excited to chat up some bookish things with ya !! (✿◠‿◠)

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