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world building

Interviewed by Erin Whalen about my love for children’s books and fantasy

This winter ,shortly after Hapenny Magick was released, I was interviewed in Rhode Island by artist Erin Whalen in her studio/store called The Story Emporium. Here is the interview for your watching pleasure!

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How I Write…Research, research , research!

Research for fantasy? Well, yes! There are many things in fantasy writing that are based in reality. When I was writing, To Find A Wonder , I had to learn how boys in the Middle Ages were brought up from being a page to a squire and finally knighted. I needed to know what their … Continue reading »

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The fabulous Kat Black

This Wednesday’s How I Write Blog post series is about research, so I thought, what better way to present more than one opinion on research then to interview someone who has jumped in with both feet? I present to you, author Kat Black. Her books about a 14th century scottish lad are a fabulous read. … Continue reading »

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How I Write… Character Development and World Building, you just have to trust yourself!

When I begin a new manuscript it usually starts with a character that begins to tell me their story. It usually comes in pictures or scenes at that 4 AM bewitching hour. Edge of the Wedge came a little differently. I had a picture book manuscript that had gotten a lot of interest and good … Continue reading »

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