“Bookminder” inspiration and other ephemera
Where did Liara come from?
My connections to the Milwaukee Croatian community played a big role in the germination of the 'Bookminder' story. And I credit a trip to Croatia in 1997 as the way in which I discovered the magic still present in that part of the world.
To that end, Dvigrad is a real place.
The ruins can be visited.
Equally important is my time spent in the Collection Preservation Dept of U.W.-Madison's Memorial Library (and subsequent decision to become a degreed librarian.) It was in working amongst dilapidated materials wrecked by time and over-zealous researchers that I learned who Liara was and what she was doing around all those books.Follow M. K.'s board 'Liara and Nagarath' on Pinterest.
The great folks at Xchyler Publishing (SKY-ler -- like some of the terms in my stories, they, too require a pronunciation guide) have made my writing career a reality. Thanks to the team there for seeing my stories as worthwhile. Also, check out some of the work by my fellow authors...
Artist for the “Bookminder” cover -
Supreme thanks to Egle Zioma for making it possible for everyone to see my imaginary friends! Find her art here.
Credit where credit is due
I chose a pre-fab theme to build my website because I wanted control over my design without also starting from scratch but I'd be remiss if I didn't give a shout out to the lovely folks behind the basic design, FreeWebsiteTemplates.com (Thanks, guys. I broke your site six ways from Sunday and still got it to do what I wanted. Kudos!)