Urban Green Man – Story Inspiration

Tomorrow, October 2 there will be an online book launch of the Urban Green Man Anthology on the Bitten By Books website.

Farrel McWhirter Park, Redmond WA

Farrel McWhirter Park, Urban Greenman Inspiration

I love the mythology surrounding the Urban Green Man. As I’ve posted before, I’m a huge fan of Charles De Lint. So when I saw the publisher’s call for submissions for a whole book of Urban Green Man stories, with an introduction written by Charles De Lint himself, I knew I was going to submit something.

Farrel McWhirter Park, Redmond WA

Farrel McWhirter Park, Urban Greenman Inspiration

The idea for my story, “Green Salvage” came to me as I was waiting for my children at Farrel McWhirter park in Redmond, where I live. This park is spectacularly gorgeous, and it is five minutes from the Redmond Town Center mall.

Farrel McWhirter Park, Redmond WA

Farrel McWhirter Park, Urban Greenman Inspiration

I like to think of the Urban Green Man as a spirit of nature, present in the actions of ordinary people doing their part to preserve the green places; always there in your peripheral vision. All you have to do is look.

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2 responses to “Urban Green Man – Story Inspiration

  1. I can’t wait. (But, since I’m in England, guess I’ll have to…) Congratulations and good luck with the release.

  2. I’ve never “done” a book launch, but the idea of doing one online is really intriguing. There is the potential to bring together both readers and authors from all over the world at the same time.

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