Episode 5: The Traveler

Fantasy image of a crow wearing a dun robe with a leaf pattern on it, looking out at forest, with six other crows flying in the distance near tree-covered hills
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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.

You can find retailer links to Sherry’s books at Books2Read, and follow her elsewhere around the Interwebz (and join her mailing list!) at this easy LinkTree link.

Sherry D. Ramsey, smiling for the camera

painting of a raven wearing a top hat with indigenous armor in a southwest mode with a full moon behind it, by John Schuster
The Renegade, by London, Ontario painter, John Schuster

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