Cape Breton speculative fiction writer Sherry D. Ramsey joins Mark and Joe to discuss a painting that has been “lost” to her, The Traveler.
She originally saw the work in 2004 at the Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History, in a show called Five Crows Silver. But she was never able to track down the artist.
The painting stuck with her, though, and it inspired her to write The Seventh Crow, in which one of the characters is actually called The Traveler!
Joe, Mark and Sherry have a fascinating discussion about corvids, including the mythological implications of crows and ravens in many cultures.
Sherry took her homework seriously, and actually re-created (yes) the artwork to the left! (You can see the painting Mark mentioned below.)
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Sherry D. Ramsey is a speculative fiction writer, editor, publisher, creativity addict and self-confessed internet geek. When she’s not writing, she reads, gardens, procrastinates creatively on social media, and consumes far more coffee and chocolate than is likely good for her.
Her books range from bestselling space opera to urban fantasy mystery, as well as middle-grade SF/F and many short stories and novellas. Every November she disappears into the strange realm of National Novel Writing Month and emerges gasping at the end, clutching something resembling a novel.