Captain Mayne Reid herein takes a look at and sets out to describe people from in different places of the world. It is typical of it's time with exoticist descriptions of Bushmen and The Amazonian Indians among others.
Patti Larsen is one of those authors who listens to her characters and let them tell their stories through her pen. Sydlynn Hayles came to her one night, urging her to write Family Magic - Larsen had no idea that Syd would still be with her twenty books later. As our Author of the Day, Larsen reveals her secret skills, talks about the importance of family and chats about her work schedule.