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I spend most of my time daydreaming and creating tales filled with romance, conflict and magic. 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.
 

Friday, August 01, 2014

Favorite Friday

Favorite music—Loreena McKennitt

 

I wrote a bunch of books to her music. Her songs create an otherworldly atmosphere that takes you back to another time. Mediterranean style beats evoke ancient Rome and Greece, while more primitive music and earthy vocals call upon the ancient Celts, white-robed druids gathering in a moon-splashed grove.

 

 

Kelley Heckart, Historical fantasy romance author

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Weird Word Wednesday

Agamospermy

aga·mo·sper·my

noun \(ˌ)ā-ˈga-mə-ˌspər-mē,ˈa-gə-mō-ˌspər-\

Definition of AGAMOSPERMY

: apogamy; specifically :  apogamy in which sexual union is not completed and the embryo is produced from the innermost layer of the integument of the female gametophyte

Origin of AGAMOSPERMY

Greek agamos + English -spermy

First Known Use: 1944

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Kelley Heckart, Historical fantasy romance author

Captivating...Sensual...Otherworldly

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Tabby's Nocturnal Nights: Dealing with change

Tabby's Nocturnal Nights: Dealing with change: This has been a time of big changes for me. After losing my second dog—a dog I’d had for 15 years, a dog that was always at my side and a do...

Monday, July 28, 2014

Monday Musings: Arizona sunsets #2

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This is my favorite one because of the reflection in the pool. I caught the light at just the right moment.

 

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Magical.

 

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I like the blue spaces between the clouds painted by the sunset.

 

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I like the deep hues and different layers of color.

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I like this one because of the different colors.

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The sky looks like it’s on fire. Beautiful.

 

Kelley Heckart, Historical fantasy romance author

Captivating...Sensual...Otherworldly

http://www.kelleyheckart.com

http://kelleysrealm.blogspot.com/

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Friday, July 25, 2014

Favorite Friday

Favorite TV show

Defiance

I wasn’t sure about this show at first, but I watched it and was drawn into the story of a post-apocalyptic earth and different alien races living alongside humans. What I like about this show is that instead of taking place during an alien invasion, it takes place after an alien invasion that almost destroyed earth, and we get to see how all of the different races try to come together and rebuild society. I see parallels between our world today and a world where aliens replace different races. There is racism and differing religious beliefs that cause conflict in the new mixed society.

 

Kelley Heckart, Historical fantasy romance author

Captivating...Sensual...Otherworldly

http://www.kelleyheckart.com

http://kelleysrealm.blogspot.com/

http://twitter.com/CelticChick

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Weird Word Wednesday

Agammaglobulinemia

agam·ma·glob·u·lin·emia

noun \ˌā-ˌga-mə-ˌglä-byə-lə-ˈnē-mē-ə\

Definition of AGAMMAGLOBULINEMIA

:  a condition in which the body forms few or no gamma globulins or antibodies

agam·ma·glob·u·lin·emic adjective

Origin of AGAMMAGLOBULINEMIA

New Latin, from a- + International Scientific Vocabularygamma globulin + New Latin -emia

First Known Use: circa 1952

agam·ma·glob·u·lin·emia

noun (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of AGAMMAGLOBULINEMIA

: a pathological condition in which the body forms few or no gamma globulins or antibodies—comparedysgammaglobulinemia

Variants of AGAMMAGLOBULINEMIA

agam·ma·glob·u·lin·emia or chiefly Britishagam·ma·glob·u·lin·ae·mia

Kelley Heckart, Historical fantasy romance author

Captivating...Sensual...Otherworldly

http://www.kelleyheckart.com

http://kelleysrealm.blogspot.com/

http://twitter.com/CelticChick

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Monday, July 21, 2014

Monday Musings: More backyard wildlife--Godzilla pics and mysterious holes

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Godzilla has been hanging here for a couple of weeks. He doesn’t run away from me anymore.

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This one is hard to see, but he is looking right at me.

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I hope he eats all the bugs in my yard.

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This freaked me out. I saw it the other morning. Something big was digging in my yard. I think and hope it was a rabbit trying to hide, but I don’t know. Yikes!

 

Kelley Heckart, Historical fantasy romance author

Captivating...Sensual...Otherworldly

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http://kelleysrealm.blogspot.com/

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