G.E. McCurry Bio


G.E. McCurry

G. E. McCurry is author of ‘The Books of Epherea’, a series of epic novels about spicy warrior women on Earth the Greeks called ‘Amazons’. They meet up with the huge and handsome angel-like alien males from the stars who come back to Earth. They each have their own agenda’s for survival and unusual adventures follow as they try to blend their cultures and needs. The author feels the attitudes of the women and alien males in her books are very like our own, as men and women say they truly speak different languages. It is often said that women are from Venus and men from Mars. She says that women are from Earth and men are from quite another sun altogether, but a common point in every galaxy is the deep-seeded desire to find one’s true love.

She is often asked how she can write such epic adventure tales and said it is like asking her why she must breathe. It is her life and her inspiration. As far as her subject matter, she has long been fascinated by ancient lore and legend about mythological and magical people, and other-worldly beings. She read many tales about this as a child growing up in a small town in Oregon, and being painfully shy spent her summers reading and writing. She was inspired by many books and movies, with the movie ‘Forbidden Planet’ being one of her favorites. Her ideas were heavily influenced by her wonderfully, imaginative older brothers, who said they found her in an alien pit behind their house. Her father even told her that she was his favorite alien. However, her mother denied this.

After a stint in college, life got in the way of her writing, like paying bills. Then she was hit by a truck (no joke) and had a painful lesson on how hard it can be to learn to stand, least of all walk again. Writing was again her inspiration and a place where she could briefly escape into another world as she strove to recover.

When asked why she writes fantasy-science fiction, she said it went back to her first childhood crushes. There was Klatu in ‘The Day the Earth Stood Still’, Spock on Gene Roddenberry’s television series, ‘Star Trek’, and Obi Wan Kenobi in George Lucas’ film, ‘Star Wars’. As far as books that dazzled her, Anne McCaffrey, Robert Heinlein, and James Hogan’s inspired her love of science fiction, J. A. Jance, for her suspense and intrigue, Pam Binder for her romance, Janet Evanovich for her humor, and Dan Gimness for his magic. Their books take you to wondrous places, many having characters with amazing friendships, a priceless gift in life on any planet. They had worlds where everyone could get schooling, and ones where money did not rule. On this planet, there are far too few jobs that earn you enough to go to our colleges!

She has also found inspiration in her travels and has been to the high peaks in Russia, the jungles of Thailand and Mexico, and many ancient sites in Italy, Greece and Turkey. She toured the Serengeti in Africa, and walked where humans first came out of Olduvai Gorge in Tanzania nearly three million years ago. She has searched for ancient sites and legends hiking the streets of London, Rome, Moscow, Athens, Istanbul, Ephesus, Ankara, ancient Hattusus, Antioch, Amisos, Zanzibar, Arusha, Chichen Itza, Coba, Bangkok, and Chiang Rai. Now she walks her dog on the wet streets of Everett in the rainy corner of Washington, thirty miles north of Seattle.

The author said she hopes to awaken people to the fact that women have an important history on this planet that has been lost, buried in time or destroyed. She digs them up with a shovel of imagination and dusts the legends off. She gives new life to the great matriarch societies on this Earth, ones where women were generals in armies, authors and artists, and built great cities and temples. She brings back the time of legends such as the powerful women warrior tribes such as those of Queen Myrine ruling the islands in the Mediterranean, Queen Penthesilea fighting in the Trojan War, Queen Otrera founding the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus, Queen Hippolyta’s magic girdle, and of the once beautiful Queen Medusa. These are but a few of the great female legends of ancient history that encompass the ancient world. Remember, this planet is called ‘Mother Earth’.

G.E. McCurry wants to honor the ancients and all you people (or beings) that have made sacrifices to help others on their way.

For my intrepid readers full of curiosity, read on and discover the ones who spoke to my ever-active mind from within the many written and whispered legends on this planet. It is time to breath life back into them. There was rich fodder to obtain the information for these mythological ‘visitors’ to our planet for in ancient times many of the deities of legend were other-worldly. These ancient fabled visitors, considered deities by primitive and ancient humans, were said to have brought everything from fire, math, architecture, engineering, and sciences like astronomy, medicine and husbandry. Two of the earliest depicted deities are griffin or eagle-vulture deities in ancient Anatolia. Bird deities are also seen in art around the Mesopotamia, such as in Egypt with the hawk-like Horus and ibis-like Thoth, said to be the bringer of knowledge, These legends abound across the Mid-East. The earliest eagle-vulture deity to date is depicted standing upright holding a globe in the palm of his hand. It is grandly portrayed on a stele in the astonishing temple ruins of 12,000 year old Gobekli Tepe in southern Turkey near the Syrian border. Later on an Assyrian temple it depicts a griffin fighting Gilgamesh, an ancient Sumerian king. An eagle-lion deity was later adopted by Great Britain and called a griffin.

There are also many bi-pedal snake, fish and amphibian bi-pedal statuettes which have been found in ancient Sumerian archeological sites. Snakes have long been worshipped for their wisdom in places around the ancient world, from China to Eurasia to the Mideast to the ancient Maya in Central and South America.

Water deities have also been worshipped from early times. Water deities abound in legends such as Poseidon being king of the seas in Greece, Mazy being the Taoist water goddess protector of sailors, Chalchiuhtilicue was the Aztec goddess of water, and Sobek in ancient Egypt was a crocodile-like god of the Nile. This names but a few.

Much later came the legends of angels that were called ‘Cherubim’ in the first Bibles. The Cherubim were considered to be powerful winged-beings that guarded the Tree of Life. They were not the later child-like Cherubic Roman depictions seen on ancient frescoes like those on many of the ceilings in Pompeii and Heracleum, cities in Italy buried in ash when Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD. Angels were also alluded to in the ancient Vedic scriptures circa 1700-1100 BC and in Revelations. I will add this note I find interesting. Even the Cupid depicted with Psyche in sculpture and in paintings was depicted originally as quite manly in appearance.

I have sought out legends, local tales of ancient lore, ancient frescoes, and stellae marking ancient gravesites and visited historic sites from Russia, Africa, Great Britain, Europe that finally led me to the Eurasian area between Turkey and Syria. Then a new war broke out on the borders forestalling further studies, there was much to hear and see that echoed the legends of the great warrior women back in their day.

I am grateful on many of my travels to have had my husband Glenn, who saved me from being robbed by a bandit in Tanzania, and on the heights of Kilimanjaro where I got to see Alpha Centauri and the Southern Cross with my own eyes. Thanks to Bashir Suleman of Sunny Safari for his good care and his delightful family whom I met in Tanzania, and to the caretaker of the three million year old humanoid footprints in Olduvai Gorge in Tanzania. I thank Boris and Inna for keeping me safe while in Moscow, Russia, and the robust Russian climbers who got me down safely after I passed out near the summit of Mount Elbrus in the Caucasus Mountains of the Baksan Valley in Russia. I thank the kindly villagers in a northern hill tribe in Thailand who sheltered me when I was lost in the jungle after the elephant I was riding went rouge. I thank my darling Italian ‘Mama and Papa’ who guided me when I was lost out in the Roman countryside, and thanks to my guide that kept me safe from road bandits outside of Cancun, Mexico. Another big thanks to my hero, Oshman, in Kars, Turkey. This brave guide protected me when two men with machineguns stopped us in route near the Armenian border, where he had driven me so I could see with my own eyes the fabled land of the ‘Ishuwa’ or ‘Land of Horses’ and the lands of the ancient matriarch tribes near the Black Sea. I am grateful to you all.

Note from the author:
I have been blessed by the All Mighty for these kindly spirits protecting me. I thank you all for being part of my experience on this planet.

I hope your travels, whether near or far are as fascinating as mine have been and that you have kindly Earth angels like I have had that are looking after you too! - G. E. McCurry

G. E. McCurry - The Books of Epherea I: The Angels Return  |  The Books of Epherea II: The Sacrifice  |  The Books of Epherea III: Bite of Pythia
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