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I spend most of my time daydreaming and creating otherworldly tales steeped in myth, magic, and romance. All of my heroes have long hair, and my heroines are strong-willed. Prior to being a writer, I played bass guitar in an all-girl hard rock/metal band in southern California. When I'm not writing, editing, or reading, I enjoy practicing target archery.
 

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Weird Word Wednesday

eicosanoid
noun  ei·cos·a·noid \ī-ˈkō-sə-ˌnȯid\
Popularity: Bottom 40% of words


Definition of eicosanoid
:  any of a class of compounds (such as the prostaglandins) derived from polyunsaturated fatty acids (such as arachidonic acid) and involved in cellular activity

Origin and Etymology of eicosanoid
eicosa- containing 20 atoms (from Greek eikosa- twenty, from eikosi) + -noic, suffix used in names of fatty acids (from -ane + -oic) + 1-oid — more at vigesimal

First Known Use: 1980

Kelley Heckart
Otherworldly tales steeped in myth, magic & romance.


Monday, June 19, 2017

Monday Musings: Arizona Sunset photos








Kelley Heckart
Otherworldly tales steeped in myth, magic & romance.




Monday, June 12, 2017

Monday Musings: Arizona Sunset photos






Kelley Heckart
Otherworldly tales steeped in myth, magic & romance.


Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Weird Word Wednesday

egregious
adjective  egre·gious \i-ˈgrē-jəs\


Definition of egregious
1
archaic :  distinguished
2
:  conspicuous; especially :  conspicuously bad :  flagrant egregious errors
egregious padding of the evidence — Christopher Hitchens
egregiously adverb
egregiousness noun

Origin and Etymology of egregious
Latin egregius, from e- + greg-, grex herd — more at gregarious


First Known Use: circa 1534


Kelley Heckart
Otherworldly tales steeped in myth, magic & romance.

Monday, June 05, 2017

Monday Musings: Arizona Cloud Formation photos





Kelley Heckart
Otherworldly tales steeped in myth, magic & romance.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Weird Word Wednesday

eglantine
noun  eg·lan·tine \ˈe-glən-ˌtīn, -ˌtēn\
Definition of eglantine
:  sweetbriar

Origin and Etymology of eglantine
Middle English eglentyn, from Anglo-French eglent, from Vulgar Latin *aculentum, from Latin acus needle; akin to Latin acer sharp — more at edge


First Known Use: 14th century


Kelley Heckart
Otherworldly tales steeped in myth, magic & romance.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Monday Musings: Arizona Sunset photos







Kelley Heckart
Otherworldly tales steeped in myth, magic & romance.