One of the ironies of childhood is that our first introduction to reading often comes in the form of fairy tales and myths in which magic, mysticism, fantastical creatures and mysterious realms app… Source: A Chat with Sandra Hurst
Sometimes pain is the greatest teacher.
In working on the story for Y'keta, I unwittingly included a triad of powerful women who shape my hero in different ways. One of my beta readers pointed out to me that I was following a classic maiden-mother-crone progression. I think knowing that my female characters held such archetypical power, made them stronger and gave me … Continue reading A Goddess for every moon.
If you ask someone of my father’s generation who Thor or Loki were, you would get this for an answer. “They were ancient Norse gods.” Ask a young person that question now and you will get a twenty-minute history of the Marvel movies, the alternate timelines involved in the Infinity War, and a treatise on why … Continue reading Myths, Monsters and the Marvel Universe.
I know my voices tend to overrun me at times. Between the writer, mother, wife, and worker there is just too much to process for just one human. How do you think Y'keta will assimilate all the voices that howl in his mind?
Hi, My name is Sandra Hurst, author of the fantasy novel. Y’keta. As a child growing up in England stories and legends surrounded me. My mum made me understand at an early age, how important imagination was. We had an old set of encyclopedias that contained sections called ‘stories from around the world’ and I … Continue reading I Myth’d