One of the best bits about the writing process is discovery. For this story, I had to pair an element – night – with a mythical creature. I chose a dragon because at the time they were all the rage in our household. Inspiration for this dragon story came from my then 10 year-old who was fanatical about all things Draco and from the excellent book on dragons edited by Joseph Nigg, How to Raise and Keep a Dragon. Like Desdemona, she was determined to get a dragon as a pet. I discovered you can actually order a dragon – online. We are still waiting for ours…
I am also intrigued by the laws of Yin and Yang – night and day – and finding balance within life. Here are some examples of life balance:
Being and non-being produce each other.
Difficult and easy complement each other.
Long and short define each other.
High and low oppose each other.
Fore and aft follow each other.
Featuring elements of magic and a multitude of mythical creatures, this anthology provides plenty of shade and light, night and day, yin and yang experiences for young primary-aged readers. Desdemona’s Dragon features in this mystical collection and tells of a little girl’s desire to own her very own pet – dragon.
Mystery, adventure, fantasy – Magic Day has it all.
Published: July 2017
Publisher: Prints Charming Books $25.00 Contact the author
Format: Print on demand, Paperback 406 pp
Ideal for: 7 – 12 year olds and above.
Type: Anthology of short stories and poems themed around mythical magical creature