Books Written by Jennifer Wiginton

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Folk Tales

The Improper Rescue

An original, modern fairy tale featuring an unemployed mercenary, a princess who declines to be rescued, and the poor beleaguered dragon caught in the middle.

The Hedgehog Prince: Tales from the Forest, Book 1

A retelling of a Slavic tale, featuring a woodcutter’s family, forest paths, and impatient royals.

Fair, Brown and Trembling: Tales from the Forest, Book 2

A retelling of the Celtic Cinderella tale, featuring a beautiful woman, gorgeous horses, and a golden slipper.

Baba Yaga and the Kind-Hearted Girl: Tales from the Forest, Book 3

A retelling of a traditional Russian tale, featuring a young girl, evil witch, helpful animals, and magical items in the forest.

The Stolen Turnips: Tales from the Forest, Book 4

A retelling of a traditional Russian tale, featuring a demanding wife, hidden objects, and helpful fairy folk.

The Language of the Birds: Tales from the Forest, Book 5

A retelling of a traditional Russian tale, featuring a merchant’s son, disgruntled parents, and several birds.

King of the Cats: Tales from the Forest, Book 6

A retelling of an English story, featuring a cat in disguise.

King of the Birds: Tales from the Forest, Book 7

A retelling of stories from two cultures about birds competing to be king.

Tales from the Forest Omnibus I: Tales from the Forest Books 1-5

Retellings of five Slavic, Celtic and Russian traditional tales.

Needlework Patterns

Mesh Hexagon Snood: A Crochet Pattern from Serinde Designs

An easy-to-make crocheted snood to help keep your hair neat and attractive for casual or formal occasions.

Nonfiction

Noteworthy Resources for Fantasy Authors

This book includes over 150 resources that can help authors learn or improve their skills for writing fantasy. From general writing tips to advise on creating realistic worlds, creatures, weapons and deities, these links can help authors create works that will capture – and keep – readers’ attention.

Four Essays on Homeland Security and Emergency Management

This volume contains four essays written while completing my Certificate in Homeland Security from Texas A&M University. The Central Texas Flood of 1921 discusses how the floods that inundated central Texas in 1921 impelled the state to initiate many flood-control efforts, and provides several lessons for emergency managers. Critical Infrastructure Protection Concerns with Biofuels discusses some concerns seldom addressed by biofuel proponents. Railroad Security: No Simple Solution examines some of the vulnerabilities in rail transportation and discusses ways to improve rail security. Basque Nationalist Terrorism provides a brief description of Euskadi ta Askatasuna (ETA)’s background, origins and activities, efforts and chronology of the state against the group, an analysis of whether the state’s efforts have been effective and prospects for future peace with the group.

Basque Nationalist Terrorism: An Essay

Euskadi ta Askatasuna (ETA) or “Basque Fatherland and Liberty” is one of the oldest and most persistent terrorist groups in Europe. This paper provides a brief description of the group’s background, origins and activities, efforts and chronology of the state against the group, an analysis of whether the state’s efforts have been effective and prospects for future peace with the group.

Critical Infrastructure Protection Concerns with Biofuels: An Essay

Energy is one of America’s most critical infrastructure, and one of its most vulnerable. Proponents of biofuels have encouraged their use as alternatives to petroleum products. Yet use of these alternative fuels raise concerns seldom addressed by their proponents. This essay addresses some of these issues.

Railroad Security: No Simple Solution: An Essay on Homeland Security

The rail industry is very large and complex, part of the extended network of public and private entities that make up the country’s infrastructure, and by their nature vulnerable to terrorist attack. This essay examines some of these vulnerabilities and discusses ways to improve rail security.

The Central Texas Flood of 1921: An Essay on Emergency Management

Floods occur frequently in Texas. Those that happened in 1924 across Central Texas impelled the state to initiate many flood-control efforts, and provide several lessons for emergency managers.