Lee Barwood

Paranormal, Mystery, and Environmental Fiction

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The Beat of Gaia's Heart

Almost truth in advertising

June 28, 2010

Tags: dog, dyeing, dying, humane, China, fad, cruel, harmful

What's the latest trend in China? Dog dying. Er, um, it's not spelled that way in the media attention it's getting -- they spell it d-y-e-i-n-g, as in dyeing the dogs' hair so that they look like tigers, or zebras, or pandas, or Bozo the Clown. Really. Apparently they don't think their dogs are (more…)

One small step

June 27, 2010

Tags: New Orleans, pets, dog, cat, oil spill, Gulf, shelter, rescue, ARNO

The horrors of the Gulf oil spill daily grow worse. People losing jobs; a boat captain reportedly committing suicide in despair; sea creatures and birds coated with oil; cleanup workers getting sick. The pictures are graphic and tragic.

There's another toll that's rising every day. In addition to the coastal and sea creatures dying from oil as rescue workers struggle to save as many as possible, animal shelters are filling up with domestic pets as people can no longer afford to keep them. (more…)

Like Water Down the Drain

June 24, 2010

Tags: green, water, Governor Christie, NJ, environment, budget, money, bottled water, recycling

New Jersey's got budget problems. Everybody knows that. Governor Christie has been slashing money from schools, aid to senior citizens, environmental projects, municipalities, and all sorts of other places that really can't afford to lose funding in this economic climate.
But there's one thing the governor seems to have overlooked: the state is spending (more…)

Selected Works

Horror
Love and death tread the boards at a haunted Victorian theater
Love can survive death -- but so can hate. The two collide in this haunted Ozarks tale of betrayal and heroism -- on both sides of the grave.
Folklore/Juvenile
Australian wildlife images to stimulate creativity in children and adults alike
Vintage wildlife photos illustrate a children's story about koalas
Retellings of eight Australian Aboriginal tales, mostly focusing on the koala -- a powerful figure in Aboriginal lore
Fantasy
Gryphon Award-winning ecological fantasy novel, now available from Double Dragon Publishing (February 2006)
Volume I of The Ribbons of Power, this was Honor Book Award winner in Andre Norton's Gryphon Award competition
Volume II of The Ribbons of Power
Mystery
A professor is murdered. Can the plot be unraveled?

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