Lee Barwood

Paranormal, Mystery, and Environmental Fiction

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The Beat of Gaia's Heart

All I REALLY Want for Christmas is - A KOALA!

December 4, 2010

Tags: adopt, koala, albino, Mick, wild, hospital, port maquarie, NSW, australia, Christmas, gift, clutter

Not done shopping yet? Baby elephants not your cup of tea? How about my favorite animal in all the world -- the koala?

Port Macquarie's Koala Hospital in NSW, Australia could really, really use your help. They rescue and treat wild koalas that are ill or injured, and they depend on public (more…)

All I Want for Christmas is -- an elephant?

November 29, 2010

Tags: elephant, baby, orphan, adopt, Christmas, gift, clutter, Sheldrick, wildlife trust

If you're wondering what to get for that hard-to-buy-for person on your Christmas list, and shuddering at the thought of yet another gift card (too impersonal) or sweater (too easy to go wrong), and hesitant to add to the epidemic of clutter we all seem to have these days, I have a suggestion that would be perfect for any animal lover or environmentalist on your list -- and probably a lot of other folks, too.

Adopt an elephant.

No, seriously. The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust is looking for people who will foster a baby elephant online. (more…)

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…)

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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