It's taken a year of hard work, but my picture book The Scarecrow Harvest Festival is finally available in print! Currently, it's available on Amazon, but I'm actively seeking publishers to distribute it too. But in the meantime you can check it out and get yourself a copy right here: https://www.amazon.com/Scarecrow-Harvest-Festival-John-Meszaros/dp/0578543095/ref=sr_1_1?crid=U4LXS4POBQYP&keywords=scarecrow+harvest+festival&qid=1565693904&s=gateway&sprefix=scarecrow+harves%2Caps%2C240&sr=8-1
Hey guys! Here's a post from my author's blog, talking a little about some of the real-world mythology behind my novel, At Yomi's Gate:
In my book the source of main character Sakura’s transformation is the Spear of Creation which merges her with the fire deity Kagu-tsuchi-no-kami. But where did this god and the divine spear come from in the first place?
Both have their origins in ancient Japanese mythology, specifically in the creation of the islands of Japan by the deities Izanagi and Izanami. In my book the priest Izu briefly summarizes this story for Fumito, Ikuko and Sakura, but I thought readers might be interested in a more de
Since I started working at Dinosaur State Park in Rocky Hill, CT, I've learned a lot about the history of paleontology in Connecticut. A lot of milestones in the study of ancient life happened right here in the Nutmeg state, not the least of which is the founding of the Yale Peabody Museum which houses many of the spectacular finds of Othniel Charles Marsh.
But another great contributor to the study of ancient life was Edward Hitchock, a professor at Amherst College who did the first scientific study of the dinosaur footprints that are abundant in the Connecticut Valley.
For the Winter issue of Dino State Park's newsletter, Tracks and Trails,