An Uncomfortable Comparison: David Russell Mosley and Tom Riddle

David Russell Mosley Ordinary Time 3 July 2017 The Edge of Elfland Manchester, New Hampshire Dearest Readers, I am, once again, in the midst of my annual read of the Harry Potter series. I’ve reached Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (which I wrote about last year here). Every time I read this book I [Read More…]

Root and Twig: Convivium a New Literary Journal

David Russell Mosley Ordinary Time 29 June 2017 The Edge of Elfland Manchester, New Hampshire Dearest Readers, I feel rather remiss, but I have something to tell you. Not long ago I had an essay appear in a new literary journal called Convivium. The first issue was titled Root and Twig and looked at issues [Read More…]

Trying to Say “God”: After the Conference Part I: Reflections

I’m not sure I’ve ever stayed up later, laughed more, or generally been happier at a conference than I was at the “Trying to Say ‘God'” conference. [Read more…]

Sick Pilgrim and Trying to Say “God”: Before the Conference

David Russell Mosley Ordinary Time 21 June 2017 The Edge of Elfland Manchester, New Hampshire Dear Readers, Very briefly, a quick update on my life. As many of you know I started working back in April at a Catholic liberal arts high school. Well, apparently I’ve done some good work because today it was officially [Read More…]

David Russell Mosley Interviewed on Forging Ploughshares with Dr. Paul Axton

David Russell Mosley Eastertide 9 May 2017 The Edge of Elfland Hudson, New Hampshire Dear Readers, A few weeks ago, after I created a separate Facebook page for my book, On the Edges of Elfland, an old friend and fellow Nottingham alum (sort of), contacted me for an interview on his new podcast. I said [Read More…]

On the Reader’s Imagination: A Reflection on Reading and Meaning

David Russell Mosley Ordinary Time 19 January 2017 The Edge of Elfland Hudson, New Hampshire Dear Readers, Yesterday afternoon I sat down to begin reading C. S. Lewis’s The Silver Chair. I have the HarperTrophy editions from the early 2000s with the gaudy and shimmery covers and the little seal in the corner reminding us [Read More…]

Wonder-filled Children and Wise Old Men and Women: Lessons in Vision and Wisdom

David Russell Mosley Ordinary Time 12 January 2017 The Edge of Elfland Hudson, New Hampshire Dear Readers, Last night, as usual, I read one of my son Edwyn’s favorite books. It’s a book he got for Christmas from one of his great-aunts and it is, naturally enough, about dragons. The book, called Where’s the Dragon, [Read More…]

Beginning Work on a Christmas Ghost Story Including a Short Excerpt

David Russell Mosley Advent 7 December 2016 The Edge of Elfland Hudson, New Hampshire Dear Readers, Back in October I had hoped to put together a short ghost story for Halloween. Sadly, a lack of time and lack of creativity meant I never got anything together. Now, however, I have begun work on a Christmas [Read More…]

The Giveaway Is Over! Announcing the Winner of and a Short Reading from: On the Edges of Elfland

David Russell Mosley Advent 2 December 2016 The Edge of Elfland Hudson, New Hampshire Dear Readers, Well, the giveaway is over and winner has been selected by the good people at Goodreads. Below is the video announcing the winner. If you didn’t win, and since over 500 people entered there’s a good chance you didn’t, [Read More…]

The Giveaway of On the Edges of Elfland Is Nearly Over!

David Russell Mosley Advent 30 November 2016 The Edge of Elfland Hudson, New Hampshire Dear Readers, This is just a quick reminder that the giveaway for On the Edges of Elfland is nearly over! Over 250 have signed up so far and I am certainly flabbergasted. I hope at least some of you will still [Read More…]