Meet the Author Reba Birmingham

Reba Birmingham is a native Southern Californian, and a member of the Golden Crown Literary Society and The Author’s Guild.

ALPHABETICAL ROSTER OF MERRYVILLE CITIZENS

Citizens of and Visitors to Merryville

Alexandra Stephanovsky – Defense Attorney.

Angela - A dezplazador de la forma (shape shifter).

April – Young woman at New Spirit Church.

Babs – The and only employee of Fowler Tax Services.

Bill Miller – Longsuffering husband of Hortense Miller.

Bonnie Bruce-Pippin – Janet’s daughter, a Mavenette.

Bridgette – French, fiance of socially prominent person.

Brooke Fowler – Panda’s stockbroker brother in New York.

Bruno – Monk with the Wolf Raven Religion.

Brutus – Panda & Mitzi’s Bengal cat.

Charlie Potts – Detective with the Merryville Police Department.

Charlotte Windingle – Biggest Patron of the Merryville Museum.

Damien Simpson – Artist.

Denise McGreggor – Socialite, daughter of the late Agnes McGreggor, legacy member of the Merryville Horticultural Society.

Dieter – Tall German, talented with languages.

Ekkehard – Enrolled agent/ Guardian Elf, speaks cat.

Elsa Gephardt – Guardian Elf/ Special talents include shaping emotions while giving off floral fragrance.

Fernando – Puddle’s new Peruvian boyfriend.

Florence Dinwitter – Boardmember of Merryville Horticultural Society, married to Judge Dinwitter.

Hortense Miller – President of the Merryville Horticultural Society.

Janet Bruce-Pippin – Boardmember of Merryville Horticultural Society. Mother of Bonnie.

Julia - A dezplazador de la forma (shape shifter).

Juniper Gooden – Curator of the Merryville Museum.

Juju – Ekk’s elvin cousin in Peru (Jungle Elf).

Lidia – Merryville Horticultural Society, Schoolteacher.

Linda Chicolette – Boardmember at the Merryville Museum.

Lucas Windingle – Young boardmember of the Merryville Museum.

Maribel – Exhibit Coordinator at the Merryville Museum.

Mitzi Fowler – Panda’s free-spirited wife, sometimes travel agent/tour guide. Half human and apt to sprout wings in times of grave danger.

Panda Fowler – A tax preparer in Merryville.

Penelope – Artist.

Puddle Fowler – Panda’s sister, recently back from an ashram in India.

Rev. Morry – Maurice, actually. Pastor at “New Spirit” Evangelical Church.

Richland Bruce – New Chairman of the Board, Merryville Museum.

Remy – A jungle elf in Peru.

Sally – Merryville Horticultural Society. Wife of Jack, owner of a large landscaping company.

Sister Lucia Reya – Nun of the Sisters of the Sun or Hermanas del Hijo.

Susan Schadt – Mitzi’s mother, who lives in Northern California.

Twyla – Guardian Fairy sent from the Hercynian Garden while Elsa and Ekk away.

Valerie Gooden – Home healthcare nurse, wife of Juniper.

Wolfrum – Cult Leader of the Wolf Raven Religion.

 

Terms:

Grunzeug – Translated as “Green Stuff.” Magical Properties, from the Hercynian Garden.

Sun Dog - Sun dogs typically appear as two subtly colored patches of light to the left and right of the sun. Also called phantom sun or mock sun. The etymology of sun dog largely remains a mystery. The Oxford English Dictionary states it as being of obscure origin. Wikipedia.

 

Photographer: David England

Photographer: David England

Authors Verda Foster and Reba Birmingham at the Golden Crown Literary Society's annual conference in 2017

Authors Verda Foster and Reba Birmingham at the Golden Crown Literary Society's annual conference in 2017

Reba Birmingham signing books at Gatsby Books bookstore in Long Beach, California

Reba Birmingham signing books at Gatsby Books bookstore in Long Beach, California

Reba Birmingham at a book reading in Provincetown

Reba Birmingham at a book reading in Provincetown