Lee Barwood

Paranormal, Mystery, and Environmental Fiction

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The Beat of Gaia's Heart

A Christmas Tea Party -- Down Under style

November 29, 2009

Tags: Christmas, tea, party, teddy bears, koala, down Under, Australia

If you've ever taken part in one of those parties where everyone gathers at one home for the appetizer, then goes on somewhere else for the main course, then someplace else for dessert, you know that the variety can be amazing and you can meet some really nice people.

Maybe you've taken part in one of those on the Web, too, such as the one that Karen Waschinski hosted at Halloween (http://www.halloweenstudiotour.com). Those are a lot of fun, too, and once again, you can meet some really nice people.

Well, I'd like to invite everyone to the Christmas teddy bear version of this. (more…)

A redesign, a potential move for koalas, and a first -- this blog!

November 29, 2009

Tags: redesign, koalas, blog, Australia, habitat, rehabilitation, Queensland, Australian Wildlife Hospital

This morning I've been working on a long-overdue overhaul of my website, both design and content. I hope you'll find it easier to read and to navigate -- if not, please do let me know!

You may have been seeing the headlines in recent weeks about the precarious position of the koala -- that in thirty years it may be extinct in the wild. (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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