Articles written by: Arwen

The Creator and Executive Director of Middle-earth News. Arwen is a mother of two, an uber geek, loves all things Tolkien, pretends to understand LOTRO, and kicks ass at fantasy card games. She constantly quotes from The Muppets, Doctor Who, The Lord of the Rings, Battlestar Galactica, Stargate…. you get the point.

Middle-earth News Celebrates 6 Years Today!

Middle-earth News Celebrates 6 Years Today!

Who would have thought that the little blog and Twitter account I started six years ago on January 12, 2011, would grow to the community we have today?! I think I can speak for all […]

Kings, Queens, and Halflings: A Historian Looks at Middle-earth, by David Cofield

Kings, Queens, and Halflings: A Historian Looks at Middle-earth, by David Cofield

Official Announcement: Oloris Publishing is happy to announce the release of Kings, Queens, and Halflings: A Historian Looks at Middle-earth by David Cofield! David Cofield first read The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings […]

The Proverbs of Middle-earth, By David Rowe

The Proverbs of Middle-earth, By David Rowe

Official announcement: Oloris Publishing is excited to announce the release of The Proverbs of Middle-earth by David Rowe! An Arabic proverb says, “Before you shoot the arrow of truth, dip it in honey.” This book is both […]

Coming Soon from Oloris Publishing – Cooking for Halflings & Monsters: 111 Comfy, Cozy Recipes for Fantasy-Loving Souls

Coming Soon from Oloris Publishing – Cooking for Halflings & Monsters: 111 Comfy, Cozy Recipes for Fantasy-Loving Souls

Official Announcement from Oloris Publishing: Oloris Publishing is thrilled to announce the release of Cooking for Halflings & Monsters: 111 Comfy, Cozy Recipes for Fantasy-Loving Souls by Astrid Tuttle Winegar! In Cooking for Halflings and Monsters: 111 […]

Feast Week, Day 6: The Feast of Tom Bombadil (Night 2)

Feast Week, Day 6: The Feast of Tom Bombadil (Night 2)

Having taken both Tom Bombadil feast nights, I wanted to switch up the second meal with something that incorporated a lot of the ingredients while keeping it in a different vain from the previous meal. For […]

Feast Week, Day 5: The Feast of Tom Bombadil

Feast Week, Day 5: The Feast of Tom Bombadil

This year I chose to do both Tom Bombadil feast nights because I liked the idea of challenging myself to make two separate amazing meals. The Bombadil feast nights are one of my favorites. It […]

Happy Hobbit Day!

Happy Hobbit Day!

While many around the world will be celebrating the first day of Autumn this September 22, those of us whose hearts dwell in Middle-earth regard it as a day of special magnificence. Both Bilbo and […]

My Own Shire: Dig in and Plant an Herb Garden

My Own Shire: Dig in and Plant an Herb Garden

One of the most iconic images of the Shire is seeing Hobbits out and about tending their gardens. Having been to visit Hobbiton back in 2012, I can attest to the location’s beauty. Their gardens […]

Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit Collector's Edition Blu-ray Box Set

Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit Collector’s Edition Blu-ray Set Available This Fall

It’s no dream – the box set all fans have been waiting for is here! A complete Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit Limited Collector’s Edition Blu-ray box set is in the works, and […]

My Own Shire: Living a Hobbit Life in the Modern World

My Own Shire: Living a Hobbit Life in the Modern World

When I ask those around me which place in Middle-earth they prefer, I often hear, “The Shire”. With its sweeping green views and cozy Hobbit homes, it’s no wonder it captures the hearts of so […]