Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Blue Tara; Or, How Is a Hyacinth Macaw Parrot Like a Tibetan Goddess?

Our Hyacinth Macaw Parrot and Resident Witch Princess Tara is pleased to release the Third Edition of the book that started chronicling her adventures in the Princess Tara Chronicles. Bigger and Better Than Ever. And Still FREE!

What do you do when you discover your parrot is a witch? A witch with a coffee addiction. And she needs your help to save your world from a cannibal warlock and his zombie army of the dead:

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Putting the Pagan Back in Christmas

Put the Pagan Back in Christmas! You too can join our Hyacinth Macaw Parrot Princess Tara's War on Christmas. Every time you take a drink of your coffee, tea, or whatever, with her first ever Happy Holidays War on Christmas 15 ounce two-tone coffee mug.

Sunday, November 11, 2018

The War to End All Wars

The War to End all Wars that ended 100 years ago today did not end my grandfather's war. As Tsarist Russia collapsed into revolution and civil war, my grandfather, Vasilly, a Tsarist Cavalry Captain of Engineers, joined up with the anti-Bolshevik White Army to continue fighting for another two long years.

Grandfather is the dapper officer right front with the cavalry boots. The rather tall man in the center of the first photo is Baron Pyotr Wrangel, the last White Army general.

Grandfather right front again. Presumably these officers are Baron Wrangel's command staff.

Wounded in combat in the Crimea on the southern front grandfather found himself in a field hospital. There he met a charming White Army nurse named Maria. The rest, as they say, is history.

With the collapse of Baron Wrangel's army in 1920, Vasilly and Maria fled with their baby daughter Vera, my aunt, to Constantinople. As the War for Independence engulfed Turkey they fled again to Belgrade in the new Kingdom of Yugoslavia, where my dad, Vasilly Junior, was born in 1922.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018


GO VOTE GAWDDAMN IT! Just how many opportunities during your lifetime do you think you get to help save your country! Our Hyacinth Macaw Parrot Princess Tara wants to remind you to be sure to vote Blue! Just like Princess Tara. Deliver some karma. You going to argue with that beak!

Thursday, November 1, 2018

She Was Not Quite What You Would Call Unrefined

The Princess Tara Chronicles. The continuing saga of a coven of witches comprised of a pandemonium of parrots and one black cat who fall in with a couple of history professors to take down narcissistic megalomaniacal monsters determined to destroy our world. Available in eBook and dead tree editions from Smashwords and Amazon.

Love is a smoke raised with the fume of sighs;
Being purged, a fire sparkling in lovers' eyes;
Being vexed, a sea nourished with loving tears.
What is it else? A madness most discreet,
A choking gall, and a preserving sweet.

Romeo. Romeo and Juliet, Act One, Scene One

A Tale of Love. And Love Lost. Book Five of the Princess Tara Chronicles, Part Two of the Kālarātri or Black Night Trilogy.

Coming 2019!