North and South America–East of the Sun

At last we come to the part of the world with which most of you are probably most familiar. Or are you? The United States of America is a very young country; only a little over two hundred years old. It isn’t just politically young, it is culturally young. The vast majority of all US […]

Sarah Hans–East of the Sun

Welcome back to East of the Sun! This week we are exploring the Mediterranean sea, as well as Africa. As this is a very broad region, we’ve invited an author with a very broad scope. Please welcome Sarah Hans, editor of Steampunk World. Sarah is an author, editor, and educator. About a dozen of her […]

John Colarusso–East of the Sun

Imagine waking up one morning and discovering an entirely new part of the world that no one ever realized existed. That was what it was like for me when I discovered the Nart Sagas. The Nart Sagas a collection of myths and legends from Circassia and Ossetia, cultural regions that were swallowed up by Russia […]

Donna Jo Napoli–East of the Sun

Our guest this week is none other than YA Fantasy author Donna Jo Napoli. Napoli is best known for her stunning retellings of classic stories such as Beauty and the Beast, Rapunzel, and Cinderella. She has set her stories in countries from Persia to Ireland, from Italy to Germany. She is a professor of linguistics, […]

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