November 7, 2016

Interview on

Interview by Seth_Kiven, Cortlan Blakely, on

1) What is your favorite genre to read?
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My favor genre in non-fiction nature, ancient cultures, and modern places, things, and ideas. Non-fiction opens the doors to many possibilities. To balance this genre, I read traditional folktales, faery tales, and legends and myths from around the world.

2) What is your favorite genre to write?
Fantasy is my favorite because I can create a world and characters that fit a theme or premise I want to speak about or prove, and the readers enjoy the metaphors and analogies plus they can view the story through a world they created.

3)   How did you find Wattpad?
 All started out at RedBook, out of San Francisco, one of the first website for authors to show their works, bio, etc. Of course, I was slow and my first book, Rhyonna's Fright, took a long time to write and in the meantime, RedBook (Craigslist owned them) sold to a Canadian company and became as we know it. I came on board as an add-in, 'join or not.' So I joined and has taken me a long time to learn how to use with all the different updates. There is Scribd., which does same and more with a controlled looks and felt hard, too much from too many, so I stayed with

4) What are some of your interests outside of
My interests outside of First, is my family, husband, son and daughter their marriage partners, my grandchildren, my brother, his wife, their children, and my pets: dog Elvis, and cats Agarus and Sasha! Next is outside in the air to experience: nature, weather, gardening, walking, and just sitting and working in a garden, which is a form of my exercise. Then my friends are very important; they show what I know and where I’ve been and where I’m going.
5) What kind of music do you listen to?
Music, there are so many styles. Music, I think helps with the story theme and genre. For Rhyonna’s Fright, I listened to Celtic and Irish music, which gave a faery feeling; then for the horror scenes Tangerine Orange; the lively scenes Reggae, and for flying a more flighty feeling with NewWave music.

6) What is your dream job?
My dream job is to be a famed Artist, in mixed media. When I readied for college, my mom would not hear of me applying to an Art School as a graphic artist, which was not women’s work and would not make money. A teaching certificate was only possible. So, out went the artist in come the teacher! I did take as many art classes as I could. I lasted about 13 years as a teacher: first grade, Kindergarten, art teacher, then a home pre-school teacher. I stuffed art into whatever I taught. Now art is in my writing. Creating is important in our lives and keeps us balanced, no matter what type.

7) Who is your role model or who would you want to be?
My role model was my sixth-grade teacher, Miss Owen; she had an art studio in the back of her room. I started reading then. Who would I be if I could, of course, the altruistic person: professional, considerate, educated, open-minded, cheery, authentic, understanding, trusting, giving value to others, famous, an authority in creativity.

8) In your opinion, what is the coolest thing in the world? (Object, Activity, Person, Place)
The coolest, fun thing in the world is movement: dancing, swimming, walking, skipping, hiking, climbing, sweeping, raking, walking up stairs and down, biking, not running! I wish I could fly. I do fly in my head; most of my dancing, I performed inside my imagination.
 I good!

9) What's the backstory to ‘Rhyonna’s Fright’?
When I was a child in Colorado Springs, CO, I live by Fountain Creek, which is now a freeway. My brother and I with friends would swing across the creek on metal cables hung in the cottonwood trees by the workers who laid the Golden Cycle Railroad from the mill up to Cripple Creek, CO where the gold was. The mill then closed was on the hill up beyond the creek, now with houses sitting on moving sand from the milling. At the creek, the faeries flutter with the other woodland spirits beside horses, frogs, snakes, birds and the little minions that lived there. That is where I met my faery who has traveled with me. I got her on paper after about 35 years of trying to get her to settle, which she did on a dandelion, and her name became Rhyonna.

10) Why do you like to write on, and what drives you to finish?
The community talks to each other with personal comments. One wonderful place to meet all ages, all genres --> writers, all wording rough draft stories. My followers drive me to a finish a book because they are interested in reading, vote, and leave constructive comments, must different that other social media sites.

 Seth_Kiven’, Cortlan Blakely, on receive Rhyonna’s Fright FREE from  with the code, ZN72G (not case-sensitive). 

October 11, 2016

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October 9, 2016


Rhyonna's Fright is on SCBWI Book Blast, opening October 10, 2016.
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September 12, 2016


THE STORY REALM: WATCH THIS! And the STORY goes . . . BEWARE! of the critic - your critic! This is my slide video on my channel on BobbieTales about storytelling. I challenge you to tell a verbal story, if only the trees are the audience. Tell the story to your friends, or go to a swap near you. Check out NSN, National Storytelling Network or SAC Storytelling Association of California. There are associations in other countries also.

August 15, 2016

From THE STORY REALM: Hare and the Turtle

THE STORY REALM: Hare and the Turtle: One of my favorites fables because I think of myself as a turtle, slow and steady and some how winning the race. The turtle in eastern countries holds up the world.

August 1, 2016

Describing fantasy characters or beasts!

in the air, a plant seed spirit floats
in the air, a seed spirit floats
the plant spirit lands and sets out roots
landing, the spirit  grows
When describing a fantasy character think movement. Move their wings, feet, arms, faces, ears, eyes, heads around in your mind as you see the beastie. Then think of the voice or noise it makes. Best of all, become the creature; you are the actor: stand up, and talk, move as you want the creature to act. The more you move, the more you speak as the character or beastie, the better your description of the character in your verbal telling as well as your written words. When you charge the looks or emotions of a fantasy character, put in hints of the movements and voice, you visualize. Seed us clues along the way to create surprise. (Remember, do not describe all at once, which is boring and has no suspense). All of us have some idea how to visualize a griffin, dragon, monster, wizard or witch, warrior or princess in our minds; we need just a bit of your imagined details and off we go into our minds to enjoy your story.

July 28, 2016

Rhyonna's Fright is FREE!

One thing, Rhyonna's Fright, the ebook, is FREE at My link Bobbie Kinkead, use the code is ZN72G. The offer ends July 31st, 2016. You may download for kindle (devices or computer), nook, and palm reader, or just computer. Please honor and respect my rights as author and creator. 

Will look like a kids book, really about overcoming a challenge. I wrote the story as an analogy about my fear of achievement, using the realm of faeries, which is my other world. I love gardens and the spirits the live and linger there.  

OH, if you have any thoughts on how marvelous or any critical words, leave a review. PLEASE, take the advantage and read Rhyonna's story.

July 17, 2016

Rhyonna at

book cover
Today's cover 2016
First Cover 1986
One thing, Rhyonna's Fright, the ebook, is at My link Bobbie KinkeadYou may download for kindle (device or computer), nook, and palm reader, or just computer. Please honor and respect my rights as author and creator. Will look like a kids book, really about overcoming challenge. I wrote the story as an analogy about my fear of achievement, using the realm of faeries, which is my alter world, I love gardens and the spirits there.  

OH, if you have any thoughts on how marvelous or any critical words, leave a review. PLEASE, take the advantage and read Rhyonna's story.

So where has the writer/storyteller gone, or was?

Long story went to Europe --> 
Traveled by car around Ireland, in southeast France and northwest coast of Italy then came home with a cough and cold. Resting just enough to go to art camp in Quince, CA. Of, course the cold came back. Some times I think if one had processed a ton of new information, and still caught in what they were doing before taking on the new, there is a body break-down, shouting 'rest' 'relax', 'sort goals'.  I had finished the A to Z Story Realm, combined with NaNoWriCamp and on and all the while planning the long saga rode-trip meeting in France grandsons and mother and father. Driving through Europe mostly lost, which is one mass of roads and buildings, crowd. Europeans are helpful and friendly! But as one in my favorite stories, 'The Troubadour' states along his way, "A traveler can never make the wrong turn." We did have adventures.

Short story is I'm overwhelmed -->
and have too many projects to finish and the critic is on me, that is me after me, and I don't know which project?  So still resting.