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Post your introduction!


If you're new here or just haven't posted before, then tell us a little bit about yourself so that we can get to know you. (Please don't give out personal information such as your phone number, address, or school name).

I'll get things started: My name is Sheila Ruth and I started Wands and Worlds with my son David. We love to read and are big fans of fantasy and science fiction. I have a publishing company, and publish my husband Nick Ruth's fantasy series, The Remin Chronicles. I'm also a computer programmer and web site developer.

Light of the White Bear (Scream of the White Bears)


Great news! I got a message from David Clement-Davies, and he's running a Kickstarter to raise money to publish the long-delayed Scream of the White Bears in the U.S. (It has been renamed to Light of the White Bear). Some of you may remember that this book was scheduled for publication here several years ago, but it was canceled in a dispute with his publisher. I backed the Kickstarter, and I hope that he makes his goal; I'm excited to have the chance to read this book.



Hey guys!!
Sunday was my 20th birthday! I had a really good birthday. :) I hung out with some friends and my parents, had dinner, watched a movie, and played Apples To Apples. Then went grocery shopping at like 1 in the morning with one of my friends. Had a super awesome cake made by another friend. I actually am not a huge fan of cakes but this one was really good!!
It was honestly almost the same as any other day. But I'm not a huge celebration person, so it was really good. :) AND I got my new boots yesterday! :D I'll attach a picture.

My Kickstarter for my Erin-endorsed book, 'TICK!'



It's been...well ages, I'd honestly be amazed if anyone remembers me! But I was the guy from the UK who held a book event for Vicky a few years ago and then jetted off to live in Japan! How is everyone?

Well, I come back to you now having traversed the deepest mountains and the highest oceans (or something like that), and I bring to you...THAT book. The book I mentioned oh-so-many times back then: 'Tick'. It's finally here!



I can't remember whether I've shared the news here, but I brought home a bunny back in October (without telling my family.... I just showed up with him and surprised everyone.... hahaha.....)

His name is Leviathan, or Levi for short. The idea originally came from a song by Rufus Rex, and I really liked it because it also reminded me of Supernatural, and I like Attack on Titan so Levi works nicely, so it's sort of a triple-fandom thing.

Anyway, I'm obsessed with him so here is a photospam~

Inventions to make you say WOW! & give you hope


This was a long story on Dec. 25th's PBS NewsHour. If only we can get people to spend their millions/billions on things like these instead of political causes/people who will give them power of one sort or another if elected – or on more toys than they can possibly use. I'm all for toys, but only in excess AFTER you have tried really hard to fix the world for everyone & not just your tennis buddies.

This could be really big - Dean Kamen's Slingshot Aims To Bring Fresh Water To The World -

Lab & cheetah, etc. - Nature - animal odd couples


Losty: You will LOVE this lab & cheetah.

Anyone who loves dogs or cheetahs will love it. (cheetah & lab) (cheetah as a real baby) For anyone who has read Cloudstar's Journey (short story/e-story), this makes me thing of the kit who was like a s pikey tuft of gorse, Gorsekit.

I guess I should do an update too, then


So uh.... Moony here.
Life's been pretty strange on this end.
For one, I've realized that I'm almost 20. Which is weird for me. And I'm sure realizing that is kind of weird for everyone else as well. Especially when we think of how long we've been on here. Or am I the only one?'s weird knowing that almost everyone is going off to college and such.... I dunno. Maybe it's just me.

Also, did I tell everyone that Matt and I are talking again? ... Did I ever mention here that we weren't talking...? I don't remember.



Two studies (in the last 2 years – 1 is brand new) about the intelligence – or to be more precise, the stupidity of Americans (though they were smart enough to give the Republicans a big thumbs down in a Gallup poll) - & the Brits, too – amused me & left me also shaking my head. [sorry for the terrible sentence]

I feel like I've been gone for a million years.


Hmm, I don't really know what to say. Looks like the site format got switched around quite a bit since the last time I logged in? Haha. Well, I feel like I owe some sort of update post, so... yeah. I'm in college in Minnesota right now. I guess that's something. I'm already known as the Danny Phantom person on my dorm floor, I can never escape. Not that I'm complaining. I don't know what I'm going to study at all, but overall I'm enjoying college a lot. Although I miss Albuquerque. And my dogs.

"Our endgame is to leave the whole thing shut down until the President defunds Obamacare."


Bill Moyers essay this evening – about "The Sabotage of Democracy" was really profound - & short (7 min.).

Here's a stunning quote from his opinion piece:
Here was their order of the day on Thursday from the popular right wing blog

Pit Bulls


So a conversation with my nephew sparked this.
I mentioned my love for dogs, and he threw in, "You mean your love for chihuahuas."
So I said, "No, Connor, my love for dogs in general."
To which he replied, "Better not get no pit."
So I said, "I actually want to get a pit bull some time."
And then he went off on how dangerous pit bulls are. My dad and I were telling him that it's not the dog, it's the owner. And Connor kept saying that even nice ones can turn on their owners.

Inbali Iserles is the new Erin!


Hey, Wandies! Some of you may remember Inbali Iserles, author of The Tygrine Cat. She did an author chat here in 2008. I just heard that she's going to be a new Erin Hunter, working on the Survivors series.

Here's the transcript of our chat with her:

Sheila Ruth

ROTFL !!!! Cat in a Shark Costume Riding a Roomba. Really.


Yes you read that right. How could anyone pass up this teaser? There is no category for this in the groups... it's absolutely unbelievable to me. I've never known a cat who wouldn't just get off of this thing - which btw is a Roomba -