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Wherein you will find, as time goes on, photos of old girlfriends and other memorabilia in no particular order.

Since it's an open secret that L. Warren Douglas is known by another name by family and friends, if you want to dig a bit deeper, visit the family/genealogy website, with history, information, photos, and ancestors back to about A.D. 1500.

Dougie



The author and his
Columbia two-wheeler,
circa 1950(?)







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In the fall of 1995, Sue and I attended Worldcon in Glasgow as a prelude to a major research trip in southern France. London was on the way. Here's Dr. Sue on the Strand outside our hotel.









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The Sorceress's Tale trilogy, at the time of the trip, consisted of an outline, a map of my main character's (Pierrette's) travels, and several chapters written just to get the "feel" of the story. I had been a student in Aix-en-Provence in 1964, and my memories were poignant enough for that, but the story already felt "big" enough to deserve more. We decided the way to fill out the tale was to walk in Pierrette's footsteps, to feel the rain and sun as she did, smell the rosemary growing in rocky clefts, and explore all the ancient places where it is still possible, in certain magical moments, to part the veil of years. Here I am, a few miles from Le Ciotat (Roman Citharista) where the tale begins...


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Friends Nathalie Bernard and Alain Bonifaci, in front of the charming Hotel Cardinal, Aix-en-Provence, France, which Nathalie runs. If you're ever looking for a fine and inexpensive place to stay, look no further.











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Emma Sue, whose self-declared purpose in life is to keep my lap warm while I'm typing, and to make me feel guilty whenever I get up to do anything but write.





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Doug & Leo




L. Warren Douglas with friend and fellow author, the late Leo Frankowski, atop Summit Mountain, Chattanooga. Chattacon, probably about 1995.




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