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Upsetting Stereotypes: Female Warriors

By Kathrese McKee | Feature

From Boudicca, Queen of Iceni, to Joan of Arc; from Deborah and Jael, victors over Sisera, to Grace O’Malley; and from Zenobia, Queen of Palmyra, to Lozen, Apache warrior, women have demonstrated their mettle as capable warriors and military leaders. Recently I read about a study published in 2011 that detailed efforts of Australian archaeologists […]

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New Release, Healer’s Curse

By Kathrese McKee | Feature

Healer’s Curse: A Novella in the Mardan’s Mark Series was released today on Amazon. Twelve chapters long, Healer’s Curse gives readers a glimpse into the world “back home” in the Twin Kingdoms, Northern and Southern Marst. To celebrate, the Kindle edition of Mardan’s Mark: Mardan’s Mark Epic Fantasy Adventure Series is on sale for $0.99 (USD) through […]

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Secondary Characters Are Important Too

By Kathrese McKee | Feature

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Secondary characters are important cast members to a story. They provide realism, conflict, peer pressure, and comic relief. Abbeesi, Lady Elilan’s assistant in Healer’s Curse, provided a source of conflict between Elilan and her chief rival, Pearl. Abbeesi added richness to the story because she turned out to be an endearing person in her own […]

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