Five Phylums of Salad?

The other day, I was struck by something I read online. A poster commented that the menu categories “salad and plant-based salad” had given him pause. I too paused as my mind also immediately envisioned the “green leaf” kind of salad, but then my brain began...

Hands-Free Tea Pouring

Trapped in a house… the author challenges her readers to try blowing teapots, promising her own version in return if someone sends video. One brave soul calls her out. We’ve seen it on the internet: Teapot Blowing. Now Anne presents her own attempt.  ...

Key City Steampunk 2019

This was my third year in a row at Key City Steampunk Festival – and the third time Briax, Judy and Kat (with her daughter) stopped by 🙂  But it was the first year Briax decided to mess with me. Last year, Simon the Laboratory Mouse, packed his bags and headed...

German Longsword

Is Anne holding a sword? Yes, she is! I’ll bet some of you aren’t all that surprised, particularly those of you who’ve read In Pursuit of Dragons. It’s true, I’ve eyed the beautiful swords hanging on various walls for years now. On my honeymoon, the one item we...

Department of Cryptobiology

Are you a fan of The Elemental Web World? Join Anne’s closed group on Facebook where other readers hang out to chat. What else will you find there beyond quirky conversation? Exclusive updates from the author. Inside information about upcoming books. The...

Trust No One. Assume Nothing.

In the fall of 2015, my family visited the International Spy Museum in Washington, D.C. The experience begins when they lock you in a room and you choose your cover identity. You have minutes to prepare. Memorize your name, your age, your hometown, where you’re going...

Where the Bodies Are Buried

Home renovations… so much fun. When we moved to Maryland, we bought a home that needed updates… When our contractor ripped up our old flooring, we found plywood underneath. No surprise that. What did strike me as odd, however, was that most of the plywood...

Gretna Green

When we took a family trip to Britain, one of the places I insisted upon visiting was Gretna Green. I wanted to see the famous marriage anvil, to step inside the old blacksmith’s shop I’d read about so many times in historical novels. I thought it would just be a...

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