Tales From The Saucy Pig

Food and Spice

Food and Spice

   Food plays a big role in Max and the Spice Thieves, as it will throughout the Secrets of the Twilight Djinn. Captain Cinn touts, "Bland food is a crime."  We take for granted that we can open a drawer and have spices from all around the world at our...

The Tale of Shark Tooth Island

The Tale of Shark Tooth Island

I was about eight years old and my neighbor, Spencer, and his mother invited me on a day trip to Shark Tooth Island. (A small sandbar island off of St. Petersburg Beach, Florida). I thought the island's name had to do with the shape of it, which was a crescent. Yes, I...

Three-Eyed Sally

Three-Eyed Sally

I wish I could talk to Three-Eyed Sally right now so she could predict what was going to happen in 2021. My gut says that things will shift more back toward normal- whatever "normal" is. I believe we will be living in a whole new world, one full of new adventures,...

Books That Influenced Max and the Spice Thieves

Books That Influenced Max and the Spice Thieves

In the seventies and eighty's I was a latchkey kid. My father was part owner of a pest control company- JRs Pest Control. His partner was Jimmy Robinson. This was during the time of the show Dallas. It was an urban cowboy, corrupt rich people drama on TV. In one of...

Harpies

Harpies

  WARNING THIS POST CONTAINS SPOILERS!!!!!!   In 1980, I discovered the gaming system of Dungeons and Dragons. It opened up new worlds for me that connected to my love of Middle Earth and Greek/Roman Mythology. There were only two hobby stores in town where...

Snow Bears

Snow Bears

  WARNING CONTAINS SPOILERS!!!!!!! If you read Max and the Spice Thieves or just saw the cover, you might have thought about The Golden Compass and the panserbjørne or as they are commonly called armored bears. You are right to think that because I loved the Dark...