The word “glossarch” doesn’t exist. At least, not yet. But let’s pretend it does for a second. The first part is “gloss,” a word that comes to us from Ancient Greek via Latin and English. It means “language.” The second part also comes from Ancient Greek and can mean “having power over.” So “glossarch” means simply “language controller.”
So what am I doing making up words? Well, I made up an entire language once. It’s called Angosey. So I’m the Glossarch of Angosey. Hence the name of this blog.
Glossarchy aside, my name is Danny Bowman. I have two poems in print, and I post a 100 word flash fiction story every week on this blog as part of the Friday Fictioneers writing group. I am currently preparing a novella titled “The Creature in the Cage” for submission to publishers. If it is accepted, I will be using my pen name J. E. Bailey.
When I’m not sleeping, eating, or writing, I am doing research as a doctoral student in volcano seismology – the study of earthquakes and sound produced by volcanoes. I’ve also done a fair bit of programming in my time, so I post on that once in a while. Then sometimes it’s homebrewing. You never know!
I also have a whole other blog dedicated to launching helium and solar balloons for high altitude photography and long distance travel – check it out at https://bovineaerospace.wordpress.com/
Questions? Comments? Let me know here!