About Myth & Moor

This blog, running since 2008, 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 at the Bumblehill Studio: a quiet workspace on a Dartmoor hillside, at the edge of a small woodland. It was short-listed for the 2019 World Fantasy Award, to my very great surprise and delight. 

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 (specializing in fantasy) in the New York publishing industry, 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.

I've written and edited many books, plus essays and articles on myth, folklore, and fantasy literature, and received nine World Fantasy Awards for this work, as well as the Mythopoeic Award, the Bram Stoker Award, and the SFWA Solstice Award for Lifetime Achievement; I've also been short-listed twice for the Shirley Jackson Award and once for the Tiptree. If you'd like to know more, please see the Author Biography on my Books website.

My literary agent is Christopher Schelling at Selectic Artists in New York. 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 and art projects, however, please visit my Patreon page.

Sketch for In the Word Wood by David WyattThe drawing above 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 wonderful "Mythic Village" series. Tilly and I often begin our day in the woods behind my studio in just this fashion.

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).