Myth Mania

Posted: January 27, 2010 in Uncategorized, Writing
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1. a traditional or legendary story, usually concerning some being or hero or event, with or without a determinable basis of fact or a natural explanation, esp. one that is concerned with deities or demigods and explains some practice, rite, or phenomenon of nature

New buzz on the Percy Jackson Lightning Thief movie, anyone?

Check out School Library Journal’s inside scoop on the movie companion guide.

2. an imaginary or fictitious thing or person.

Is Scarlet Whisper: Librarian/Rockstar/International Jewel Thief a mythological creature?


3. an unproved or false collective belief.

Check out super ninja agents Brandi Bowles, Emmanuelle Alspaugh, Colleen Lindsay and Jason Allen Ashlock bust myths about queries, agents, and publishing in general. This eight minute clip features their panel discussion from the 2009 Backspace convention. The video is truly worth a look.

Hungry for more?

Try my Italian Cream Cake. Although it’s delish, I don’t recommend trying to sneak it into the Percy Jackson movie.

Italian Cream Cake

1/2 shortening (butter flavor Crisco is best)

1 stick butter

5 eggs

2 cups flour

2 cups sugar

2 cups coconut

1 cup chopped nuts (pecans are great)

1 tsp. vanilla

1 cup butter milk

Cream shortening, butter, and sugar. Add eggs. Beat well. Add buttermilk, soda, flour, coconut, nuts and vanilla. Bake at 350 for 25 minutes. Makes three 9 inch layers. Cool completely. Frost.


1 stick butter, softened

1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese, softened

1 box powdered sugar (3 3/4 cups)

1 cup chopped nuts (optional, I don’t add them)

1 tsp. vanilla.

Combine until smooth. Frost your cake, then frost your beak.


  1. Jemi Fraser says:

    I’m heading off to work, so I’ll be back later to check out the clip! Sounds great. It’s so neat how mythology based stuff (movies/books..) is making a comeback. Love it 🙂

  2. catwoods says:

    You are so amazing, Jenny. What a wonderful clip. I reviewed it once and will pay closer attention the second time around.

    I so want to read the PJ book. On my kindle list now, but it will have to wait until after vacation as I’ve got way more books than necessary right now!

  3. jmartinlibrarian says:

    The panel discussion is really illuminating. Hope you enjoy it!

  4. moderndaystoryteller says:

    Agents are human? Very illuminating indeed. Well you’ve done it again Scarlet. Another entertaining, witty and informative post. And yet another calorie-magnet of a recipe – one day I’m gonna make myself one of these. Keep up the great work – Cheers!

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