Finally something to blog about

Well, after no sightings on my blog for, well forever, I’m back. I have some new things to announce.

Maddie, the therapy dogMaddie head

One, I have a dog and she is amazing (like most of your dogs). Today we did our first therapy session. Maddie went to Girls, Inc. in Carpenteria to help girls learn to read.  While, sadly, Maddie’s reading skills did not change, the little girls in the group happily read to her while she listened and chewed on a stick.

The Stone Lions

The other news is that The Stone Lions is now available in ebook form and will soon be out in paperback.  This book has the backing of the National Science Foundation and was used at both Dartmouth and Colorado College years past while in draft form, so it is ever so exciting to see it out and available to the public.

I was especially fortunate to have Carol Heyer do the cover art.

Here is the blurb for it:


In the last throes of the 14th century, Islamic Spain is under pressure from Castile and Aragon. Ara, the twelve-year old daughter to the Sultan, finds herself in the center of a political intrigue when her eunuch tutor is magically transformed by the evil Wazir. Can a little girl save her friend and tutor with the help of a Sufi mathemagician.


Intertwined in a mystery of math, art and magic, Ara races to find the seven broken symmetries before time runs out? Will she succeed or will the Alhambra fall and with it all that she loves?


And will the stone lions awaken in time to help her?


This cross-cultural fantasy combines mystery and math to teach the geometry of symmetry.

And the link from Dartmouth:

And the link at Amazon:

Anyway, stay tuned to hear new updates with Maddie and her progress and the The Stone Lions and its progress.

I would love to hear from you. If any of you would be interested in reading The Stone Lions and writing a review, please contact me here and I will be thrilled to let you have it downloaded for free.


~ by Gwen Dandridge on June 26, 2013.

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