Monday, October 11, 2010

Monday Madness: L.J. Boldyrev

Today's Monday madness features an amazing writer, blogger and all around person - L.J. Boldyrev.

This is what L.J. had to say about herself:

I'm a YA writer, lover of motorcycles, elephants, Elvis Presley, and really
big dogs. Also extraordinarily bad at math. My short fiction, PARALLEL, was
published in the UK by Rebel Books. It can be found in REBEL MOON: An
Anthology of Supernatural Tales and purchased via the publishers website,
amazon, and a number of other online retailers. I'm working on (a few) YA
Paranormal novels.

I'm also a co-author of the Sisters in Scribe blog, and a contributing
author to the Tangled Fiction blog! Yay!

If you want something interesting or strange, I grew up on 500 acres with 13
horses and a Timber Wolf for a pet. I wear a crapload of turquoise jewelry
and I was given the name Dancing Horse by a Native American Shaman at a
Pow-Wow when I was about 14 and I helped my mother build a sweat lodge in
the field behind our house when I was 12.

Now that's a bio!!! That's what I'm talking about. L.J. opened up and now I know what she really is.

Lets look at the facts: She's obviously taken with Native American tradition, being given the name Dancing Horse by a Shaman, and wearing turquoise jewelry. She loves nature and communicates with Animals, she even had a wolf for a pet.

She's a Kachina!

What is a Kachina? According to Monstropedia, a Kachina is a Native American deity that represents life and personifies nature. The Kachina is called upon to bestow many things including power and long life. They are also entertainers.

Well there you have it. Not your average paranormal creature. But then again, there's nothing average about L.J. Don't ask me about the Elvis thing though. Maybe Kachinas gravitate toward royalty!


  1. Great feature, I love the name dancing horse.

  2. I can't believe you posted the whole thing, lol! Thanks, Lisa! I love it!

  3. Simon - Isn't it??

    Renae - So cool. L.J. is wonderful!

    L.J. - Hope that's okay! Glad you approve. I don't want my crops overwatered or anything...

    Ketchi- Thanks! I'm glad you stopped by.

  4. I totally approve. I think it's great! Thanks again! :D

  5. must have been the Harley that tipped the balance.

    -- Tom

  6. Wow, that's so cool they gave her that name. Great post!

  7. L.J. lists such fun information! Love the Dancing Horse name. Never heard Kachina before, but God bless you!

  8. Lydia - thanks! She is pretty cool.

    Julie - I'll have to take you to Arizona sometime. Kachinas are everywhere.

  9. Very cool - learned a new mythical being, a Kachina! Off to visit LJ

  10. Hey, that dancing little guy that you see everywhere on stuff in the southwest, is that a kachina?

  11. Margo - Yep! That's Kokopeli and he is a Kachina