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world building

They’re here!!! The Hapenny Herald, news from the Wedge

The Hapenny Herald is a newspaper from the Wedge, the village of Hapennies from my children’s novels Hapenny Magick and Tangled Magick. This is the premier issue of The Hapenny Herald and includes stories about Wedge residents, classifieds, birth announcements, obituaries, advertisements, and even a crossword puzzle. It also contains a brand new illustration from … Continue reading »

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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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