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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.
 

Monday, February 29, 2016

Monday Musings: Arizona Sunsets #16







Kelley Heckart, Historical fantasy romance author
Captivating...Sensual...Otherworldly
http://www.kelleyheckart.com        
My author page at amazon.com with all my books listed


Sunday, February 28, 2016

Tabby's Nocturnal Nights: Ever wonder what it's like to be a wolf?

Tabby's Nocturnal Nights: Ever wonder what it's like to be a wolf?: Wouldn’t it feel great to be in the body of a wolf? I’ve always wondered what it would be like. Alas, I don’t have that extraordinary abili...

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Weird Word Wednesday

cadastre
noun  ca·das·tre  \kə-ˈdas-tər\
Definition of cadastre
Popularity: Bottom 30% of words
:  an official register of the quantity, value, and ownership of real estate used in apportioning taxes

Origin of cadastre

French, from Italian catastro, from Old Italian catastico, from Late Greek katastichon notebook, from Greek kata by + stichos row, line — more at cata-, distich

Kelley Heckart, Historical fantasy romance author
Captivating...Sensual...Otherworldly
http://www.kelleyheckart.com        
My author page at amazon.com with all my books listed

Monday, February 22, 2016

Monday Musings: Arizona Cloud Formations #17








Kelley Heckart, Historical fantasy romance author
Captivating...Sensual...Otherworldly
http://www.kelleyheckart.com        
My author page at amazon.com with all my books listed


Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Weird Word Wednesday

cabal
noun  ca·bal  \kə-ˈbäl, -ˈbal\
Simple Definition of cabal
Popularity: Top 30% of words
: a small group of people who work together secretly




Full Definition of cabal
1
:  the artifices and intrigues of a group of persons secretly united in a plot (as to overturn a government); also :  a group engaged in such artifices and intrigues
2
:  club, group
See cabal defined for English-language learners

See cabal defined for kids



Examples of cabal
a cabal plotting to overthrow the government



Origin of cabal
French cabale cabala, intrigue, cabal, from Medieval Latin cabbala cabala, from Late Hebrew qabbālāh, literally, received (lore)

First Known Use: 1614

Kelley Heckart, Historical fantasy romance author
Captivating...Sensual...Otherworldly
http://www.kelleyheckart.com        
My author page at amazon.com with all my books listed

Monday, February 15, 2016

Monday Musings: Arizona Sunsets #15






Kelley Heckart, Historical fantasy romance author
Captivating...Sensual...Otherworldly
http://www.kelleyheckart.com        
My author page at amazon.com with all my books listed



Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Weird Word Wednesday

bwana
      noun bwa·na \ˈbwä-nə\
Definition of BWANA

:  master, boss
Origin of BWANA

Swahili, from Arabic abūna our father

First Known Use: 1875

Kelley Heckart, Historical fantasy romance author
Captivating...Sensual...Otherworldly
http://www.kelleyheckart.com        
My author page at amazon.com with all my books listed

Monday, February 08, 2016

Monday Musings: Arizona Cloud Formations #16








Kelley Heckart, Historical fantasy romance author
Captivating...Sensual...Otherworldly
http://www.kelleyheckart.com        
My author page at amazon.com with all my books listed


Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Weird Word Wednesday

bubble memory
      noun
Definition of BUBBLE MEMORY

:  a computer memory that uses magnetic bubbles to store information
First Known Use of BUBBLE MEMORY


1969

Kelley Heckart, Historical fantasy romance author
Captivating...Sensual...Otherworldly
http://www.kelleyheckart.com        
My author page at amazon.com with all my books listed

Monday, February 01, 2016

Monday Musings: Arizona Sunsets #14








Kelley Heckart, Historical fantasy romance author
Captivating...Sensual...Otherworldly
http://www.kelleyheckart.com        
My author page at amazon.com with all my books listed