E E King Grumpy Old Gods V3 Meet the Authors

Grumpy Old Gods Vol. 3 Blurb:  St. Estavan of the Children by E. E. King: He died. But after he died, he found a purpose. You can read the rest of the blurbs here.

E E King Grumpy Old Gods V3 Meet the Authors
E E King Grumpy Old Gods V3 Meet the Authors

Grumpy Old Gods Volume 3

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The Grumpy Old Gods are back in a delightfully spooky edition. Sometimes poignant, sometimes funny, almost always grumpy, cranky, or cantankerous, these modern renditions of aging gods and goddesses will enliven the season and leave you wanting more.

E E King Grumpy Old Gods V3 Meet the Authors
E E King Grumpy Old Gods V3 Meet the Authors

About the photo, The photo is me in San Miguel – Day of the dead, Día de Muertos. A time of memory. A time where we can almost touch the dead. Families build altars and spend nights in the cemetery. At midnight on October thirty-first, the children rise from their graves and spent the day with their relations. When they returned to the earth on the twilight of the first, the adults rise to take their turn.

It’s not a time to mourn, but to celebrate. Altars and graves are piled high with food and drink. There’s a melancholy sweetness unlike anything in northern climes. 

I first experienced it the year my mother died. 

I made up my face, wore a party dress and ruined a pair of shiny, red shoes, totally unsuited to cobblestone and dirt pathways, wandering the cemetery. People invited me to join them and share their picnics. They took pictures of me, and them and this is one. We had all lost someone, yet there was no sorrow. It was as though, for two nights, they had returned to share our love and memories.
I go back each year, drinking in the music and love that hangs in the air so thick, it’s almost tangible. I check my shoes for marigold petals, the flowers of death, just to make sure I’m still alive because in the Magic towns of Mexico (Pueblos Mágicos) anything could happen. The dead are not very far away from us in that time and place. Old Gods and new ones waltz arm in arm, and everything seems possible. 

E E King Grumpy Old Gods V3 Meet the Authors

You can also read E. E. Kings short story in Grumpy Old Gods V.2 Hotel Quetzalcoatl

About E. E. King

E.E. King is a painter, performer, writer, and biologist – She’ll do anything that won’t pay the bills, especially if it involves animals.
Ray Bradbury called her stories, “marvelously inventive, wildly funny and deeply thought-provoking. I cannot recommend them highly enough.” 

King has won numerous various awards and fellowships for art, writing, and environmental research.

She’s been published widely, recently in Clarksworld and Cosmic Roots. Her books are; Dirk Quigby’s Guide to the Afterlife, (available in Spanish, English, and audio) Electric Detective, The Hollywood Portal, Pandora’s Card Game, The Truth of Fiction and Blood Prism. King was the founding Director of the Esperanza Community Housing’s Art & Science Program, worked as an artist-in-residence in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sarajevo, and the J. Paul Getty Museum and Science Center’s Arts & Science Development Program.  

Her landmark mural, A Meeting of the Minds (121’ x 33’) can be seen on Mercado La Paloma in Los Angeles. King has also painted murals for Escuelas Para La Vida in Cuenca, Spain and in Tuscany, Italy.  

She’s worked with children in Bosnia, crocodiles in Mexico, frogs in Puerto Rico, egrets in Bali, mushrooms in Montana, archaeologists in Spain, butterflies in South Central Los Angeles, lectured on island evolution and marine biology on cruise ships in the South Pacific and the Caribbean, painted murals in Los Angeles and Spain.

Check out paintings, writings, and  musings  at www.elizabetheveking.com

E E King Grumpy Old Gods V3 Meet the Authors
E E King Grumpy Old Gods V3 Meet the Authors

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