Halcyone the Queen

Halcyone and Ceyx

Halycone, the Queen of Thessaly, wanders along the bleak sea-beach and watching for the brown sail of her husband the King, who has gone to seek council from the oracle.
Spirits of the Catskills

Spirits of the Catskill Mountains

The Catskill mountains have always been a region full of fable, long considered the abode of spirits...
King Midas Judging the Musical Contest between Apollo and Pan. 17th century painting by Filippo Lauri

King Midas Judges a Music Contest

When wandering the hillside in search of peace, one day King Midas changed upon a music contest between Pan and Apollo.
King Midas painting by Michelangelo Cerquozzi (Rome 1602-1660)

King Midas and the Golden Touch

When the god Bacchus grants King Midas a wish, he asks for the ability to turn anything he touches into gold.
Orpheus and his lute

Orpheus and his Lute

When Orpheus loses his wife Eurydice to a snakebite, he ventures into Hades to try to win her back.
Pygmalion and the Statue

Pygmalion and the Statue

Master sculptor Pygmalion falls in love with the statue of a woman he is carving.


S. E. Schlosser
Editor of and, S.E. Schlosser is the author of the Spooky Series by Globe Pequot Press. She has been telling stories since she was a child, when games of "let's pretend" quickly built themselves into full-length tales acted out with friends. A graduate of both Houghton College and the Institute of Children's Literature, Sandy received her MLS from Rutgers University while working as a full-time music teacher and a freelance author.
The Spooky Series by S.E. Schlosser