Author Archives: Nolie Alcarturiel

About Nolie Alcarturiel

Christian, student of Philosophy, writer, SCAdian. Crazy cat lady who likes to keep cats and birds at the same time, and who's too young to be called an old cat lady. Medievalist. Creative Writing major, Philosophy minor.

A new story from Suzannah Rowntree!

You all already know how much I like Suzannah Rowntree’s Pendragon’s Heir, and if you don’t, you haven’t been reading this blog for very long. When I saw that she was publishing a new novella in her fairy-tale retellings series, and … Continue reading

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“This Saracen’s a heretic, I think.”

I read the Song of Roland recently, and of course I liked it, so this post will mostly be some of my favourite lines. Roland and Olivier are good friends, the brotherly kind of friends who get ignored so much … Continue reading

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“What brings thee to such a biting pickle?”

(Or in the Italian, “ma che ti mena a si pungenti salse?” The Inferno of Dante, Canto XVIII, line 51. It’s not from the part I wrote a paper on, but the book naturally opens to that page every time, … Continue reading

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“As invisible as you could wish to see”

(This isn’t going to be a proper post, as this day is turning into a crazy one. Sorry. Quote’s from the Dufflepuds.) Last week I asked for beta-readers for The Colour of Life on Kingdom Pen, not expecting to get very … Continue reading

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Happy Reformation Day (& monthly wrap-up business)

Happy Reformation Day! I wish I could say we were celebrating it by having supper (and long conversations) with our Catholics, but we’re off rehearsal tonight because our high-church Anglican gave us today off for “the five hundredth anniversary of … Continue reading

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Ramblings about Augustine and history

(Wednesday I was advised about classes for the spring. Deo volente, I’ll be graduated from college with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Creative Writing in December next year. Which means I have to stop avoiding a decision about graduate school. … Continue reading

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A Cover Reveal!

Some of you might remember me linking to a Kickstarter thing to raise money for publishing a Word War One novel? The authour got the money she needed, and today she’s revealing the cover. Now I haven’t actually read the … Continue reading

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