Victoria Bastedo was born in Kansas City, Mo. in the early sixties. There she learned how to be gracious in her manners, that hippies had a special connection with the sun, and that every year should have four distinct seasons.
Then she began to move a lot. From this she learned that shy, introspective people need to talk in order to make friends. Now, she can’t be silenced. She is married and has many children to spread all of her wisdom around.
She moved to the Snoqualmie Valley twenty years ago. Here she learned Hobbit-like tendencies, to burrow into her home in a green land of little rivers. Her friends visit her at Riverstreet End, and although her door isn’t round, she is.
Standing at the cliff edge, the mute Zephyr dropped over an animated thought tapestry that expressed all her loneliness and yearning. A Blue Howler snatched her in response; a mysterious blue creature of the night wind. Zephyr woke up to find herself in an underground cavern world, but one filled with light, air and other humans. She could only express herself through her Thought Energy pictures. Meeting the prince of Istish, she was drawn into helping him save his city from a dreadful…READ MORE
Cinderella’s stepsister meets an imp, a tinker, and her true self.
It just isn’t fair that Cinderella ends up with the prize and Atlantia is stuck with the drudgery. Instead of a godmother, Atlantia gets an imp. Instead of a romantic coach ride to a magnificent ball, she ends up down a side street at the wrong end of town. And instead of a handsome Prince, the only man interested in her is an impertinent tinker. Obviously, something needs to change…READ MORE
Mini-Droids were the new rave in personal phone devices. They walked. Their lips moved when they talked. The male Mini-Droid was named Colepepper and looked just like his inventor. The female was named Poppy and looked… just like her. How dare the man reproduce her form into a seven-inch droid, and then mass produce it so she couldn’t help but run into the thing everywhere she went? Ten years ago Colepepper McSimmons left her… READ MORE
Ollie had rebel in her genes; at least the half she knew about. From her Grandpa’s stint as a stuntman to her mama’s tendency to take flight, perhaps it wasn’t surprising to find herself in a runaway sleigh wearing six-inch-heeled stripper boots. What did surprise her was to discover that the man in her past that tried to help her when she was making her worst mistake would be the one rescuing her now… READ MORE