About Me

Welcome to Call of the Siren, which pays tribute to a column I wrote for many years for the Los Angeles Times, The Siren’s Call. Here you will find commentary and discussions about books and the craft of writing.

Do you need help? I’m also a working writer and editor who provides services to individual authors and institutions at my other site, Impressive Content.  If you need help, visit that site and let me know if you would be interested in having a conversation.

Or contact me at my email below.


— Nick Owchar



24 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Happy to – it’s an ongoing interest. I’ve been looking for some information on Wodanaz lately (love the mix of poetry/ the wild hunt/ and, oddly, leeches), curious if you’ve read anything around Germanic mythology lately.

  2. It’s a great coincidence that you’re asking about that. The closest I’ve gotten to Germanic mythology is a book just posted today on Call of the Siren: a biography of Snorri Sturluson. The author, Nancy Marie Brown, talks about Snorri’s intense fascination with Odin in the Norse pantheon. I didn’t realize that Thor was a much popular deity in those days — I didn’t realize Snorri had made an unusual choice in focusing on Odin. Definitely a book worth checking out to see if it supplies material you’re interested in.

  3. Great reading about you sir.

    Thanks for visiting my blog. Be in touch. Browse through the category sections, I feel you may find something of your interest.

  4. This is so thoughtful. Thank you! I will definitely go through the list this week, once I’ve caught up with my other stuff. And I’m glad to know you’re back at your post on ofglassandbooks … and I look forward to hearing more about your book in the future. How wonderful. And satisfying.

  5. Hi Nick, thanks so much for introducing yourself via the track back to our post. We really look forward to exploring yours further. Cheers and stop by again soon!

  6. Nick, Happy Holidays! Are you all right? You are being missed around here. When are you back and guru-ing away?
    OG&B, now also writing as Barking at the Wrong Tree – short stories for the confused.

  7. Hi OG&B — happy holidays to you too. December was a long, difficult month: My mother passed away after a sudden illness. I’m so glad to hear from you. It was really nice to see your comment during one of the month’s gloomier moments. I’ll be back soon. Hope you and yours have a terrific new year ahead.

  8. Nick, so sorry to hear your sad news. My thoughts are with you and your family. Glad that you will be back soon. I’ ll look out for you. Many heartfelt condolences.
    O G & B

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