Monday, December 18, 2023



Book Promotion


 Damsels Overcome will be on promotion with Smashwords for 2$ with the coupon

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Monday, August 30, 2021

Released --> Damsels Overcome




Smashwords Stores < modi, epub, and PDF files

Barns&Nobles < Nook, paperback, hardback
Overdrive < if you have the app.
Baker and Taylor's, axis 306 <if you have the app.
odilo  < must login.
Scribd  < must be member.
Amazon < paperback, Kindle  
or hardback

use the title of book, my name or ISBNS
Hardcover -987-1-94070-08-5
Paperback 987-1-947020-05-4

The book has hatched - and mother hen happy, HAPPY!

Thursday, January 21, 2021

Damsels Overcome coming August 30, 2021 to bookstores!

All tradition tales between 12th to the18th centuries written in male narratives dominated literature, even today keeping male norms. Selected for my book are 20 folktales from my child reading and adult storytelling, which influence my thinking that ‘women were the servers, helpless, hysterical, unworthy, and weak.’ I thought these defined me as a female and shaped my reality. However, the powers damsels’ have reveal skills they used to survive and today change the dominated narratives, so we all have equality. 

While I enhanced, adapted, and re-image the folktales into a female narrative I discovered ⇾ that damsels are not weak, helpless, and to be saved. This collection included bits of my beliefs as a child, young adult, and the insights of my old crone about these traditional tales and the male norms. 

Men are also victims of these norms.

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Sita Narrative about the Ramayana

        The telling of Sita was too long to include Damsel Overcome.

🙍 All the myths I read are about a male and his battle with the demon to be the winner. Joan of Arc got burnt for her efforts. Mary and Jesus, she is a virgin as is the mother of Buddha and even Rama's mother given sacred grains to birth Rama. So on and on we go with the woman second. Really, the damsel has power, strength, and clever tricks to overcome the male demons and his suppression. Sita's curse on the daemon from another life is Ravana's death. He did touch her to put her in his chariot. That fact seals in the story!

In the South Gallery in the Asian Art Gallery in San Francisco when I told stories to children hung a large paper mural crudely drawn by women described the life of Sita, the faithful and pure wife. Drawings like this were gifts to brides at weddings. I was intrigued and noted what scenes were there ---> marriage to Rama, her capture, throwing of jewels, in the garden, all about Sita. I think the battles with the daemon were drawn to the sides in the background. Now, I wished I had a photo.

Sita, a damsel, was the death of a greedy human daemon.

Thursday, November 12, 2020

Damsels Overcome

 My next book -- DAMSELS OVERCOME

I've been writing about folktale that inspired me, and I have enhanced, adapted, and re-image into a female narratives only to discover -- my deception. All tradition tales between 12th to 18th century written in male voices that dominated in traditional literature, even today to keep that norm. 

Selected are folktales from my child readings and adult telling, which influence my thinking ‘women are the servers, helpless,  hysterical, not worthy, the weaker sex’ was the truth and shaped my reality. The powers the females in the selected stories in Damsels Overcome reveal skills used to survive. Included are bits of my beliefs as a child, young adult, and the insights of the old crone about the traditional norms included in folktales and legends. Men are also the victims of these norms.

Would you read my draft to see if I proved my point? 

Or, read the stories on this website under the heading Damsels Overcome.

Friday, August 28, 2020