About Myth & Moor


This blog is an informal journal of readings, reflections, and rambles through the forests of myth and legend. My focus is on fantasy, folklore, fairy tales, and the ways they are used in contemporary arts, along with thoughts on living a life well-rooted in myth, nature, and community.

Myth & Moor is produced early each weekday morning at the Bumblehill Studio: a quiet workspace on a Devon hillside, at the edge of a small woodland.


About me


I'm a writer, editor, painter, folklorist, and life-long wanderer of mythic woods. Born on the east coast of America, I studied literature and folklore at university in Ohio, worked as a fiction editor in New York City, created a Mythic Arts organization in Boston, co-founded an Arts Retreat in the Arizona desert, and now live with my English husband in a small Devon village full of artists. We have one grown daughter, a much-loved dog, and a tiny house on the edge of Dartmoor.

If you'd like to know more about my work, there's an author biography on my Books website.

Contact information is here.

There is no "tip jar" for Myth & Moor -- it is a nonprofit endeavor offered in the spirit of gift exchange for all who create, study, and love Mythic Arts. (If you'd like to support my other writing/art projects, however, please visit my Patreon page.)

The drawing below of me and Tilly (as a pup) is by our friend and neighbor David Wyatt: the rough sketch for his painting "In the Word Wood," which is part of his magical Local Characters series. Tilly and I often begin our day in the woods behind my studio in just this fashion.

 

Sketch for In the Word Wood by David Wyatt


Please note


Myth & Moor is strictly noncommercial: text, music, and art appears here for review, promotion, and educational purposes. Please support these artists by seeking out their work. Every time you buy a book (or artwork, album, etc.) based on a recommendation here, you are keeping the arts going during hard economic times, and fulfilling the purpose of this blog.

Perhaps you'd also consider joining me in supporting Arts Emergency, an organization that fosters diversity in the creative professions by helping young people from working class backgrounds to obtain arts training, education, and mentorship.

 

 

The illustrations on the right are "Little Wildrose" by H.J. Ford (1860-1941)  & "Little Red Riding Hood" by G.P. Jacomb-Hood (1857-1929).