Loretta Barnard

As a Grammar Purist, You’re (Not Your) My Problem

As far as I'm concerned, there is always a place for correct grammar. And yes, it does matter.   There are plenty of people out there who mentally recoil at the use of poor grammar, bad spelling, and incorrect usage of words such as using verbs as nouns. I confess to being one of them. I appreciate words can and do change their grammatical functions over ... Read the full article
Loretta Barnard

Loretta Barnard is an Australian freelance writer and editor who, in a long career, has done almost everything possible in the book publishing industry. These days she actively pursues her love of music, literature and theatre, and is something of wannabe roving ambassador for the creative and performing arts.

A Less than Handy Guide to Cryptids in the United States

Travis Laurence Naught looks at our fascination with folkloristic creatures and our pursuit to capture if they’re real or merely overly active parts of our imagination.