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My name is Marta Randall. I am a writer, editor, and teacher, working mostly in the field of science fiction and fantasy.

Like most writers, I have always been a storyteller and can’t remember a time when stories didn’t bubble around in my head, stories about everything from what was going on around me to daring exploits in exciting surroundings, fraught with danger and adventure — I wasn’t going to be the one stuck at home baking cookies, I was going to be the one balancing on the raft in the lashing seas, gripping the mast with one hand while the other held on to the cookies somebody else had baked.

I hope you like the stories that, over the years, have bubbled out of my head and onto the page.

Cream of Garlic Soup


5 heads of garlic. 

2 onions 

Chop & smash, or process in food processor. Place in heavy pot. Saute over low to medium heat in


until onion is translucent, stirring constantly. Do not let garlic brown. Add

6 c chicken broth

1 bay leaf

1/2 tsp rosemary in cheesecloth

Simmer about 20 minutes, stirring often.  Add

1/2 loaf sourdough French bread, sliced, with crust

Simmer until bread is very soft. Remove bay leaf and rosemary. Puree in blender or food processor. Strain. Stir in

1/2 pint whipping cream

Rewarm  but do not boil. Serve immediately.