How Research Gave Me the Home I Didn’t Want and the World I Needed in Baddesley Clinton Manor

How Research Gave Me the Home I Didn’t Want and the World I Needed in Baddesley Clinton Manor

All I needed was a place for my magical family in This Crumbling Pageant to live. I knew it was a manor house of some sort, that they were wealthy, that they didn’t live in London. I’d never heard of Baddesley Clinton. The Fury family is known for its extraordinary music, its powerful magic, and its historic role as kingmakers. But the Furys have their secrets as well, none so dangerous as Persephone—the daughter whose Shadow magic spills...

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Of Research and Acquisitions

Of Research and Acquisitions

So. Found this wonderful image of a trickster who is the very essence of my Bardán Fury. Should I buy some of these cards for giveaways?Bardán Fury (of The Fury Triad) was a valued member of Henry VIII’s court, along with those of his offspring, and had the foresight to understand the need for the Magi–the magical people–to withdraw from the Ordinary world and create their own places between the seams of reality as we know it....

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Day Four of the Blog Tour: Of Adders & Rattlesnakes

Day Four of the Blog Tour: Of Adders & Rattlesnakes

Today is a wild day on the blog tour, with a post on Magical Words and also on Celluloid Blonde. I wrote this blog entry for Magical Words in which I talked about writing about snakes. It’s the post I was going to write for Max Adams’ blog, but she wouldn’t let me because she said she doesn’t do snakes. There is irony, here, people. Irony. Because Max is the one who made me write about snakes in Nicholl Award-winning script, Redemption...

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