Category: World of The Fury Triad

  • In Which a Deck of Cards May Have Taken Over the Dys-Brain

    I’m busily back in the world of the Fury Triad. Want to know what I’ve been researching lately? Can I tell you without giving away any spoilers? I think maybe I can. Back in the 1400s a card game called Tarocchi became popular amongst the wealthy in what we know today as Italy. [Amongst: a […]

  • Tall Ships and Magic and Research and Such

    First things first! For some reason a notice did not go out in email to let you know about my most  recent post. So since you probably missed it, here is the link. It’s about how Harry Potter influenced The Fury Triad and if you have read either or both, I think you might find […]

  • Chicago Library Seeks Hermione Granger

    This would be Hermione Granger’s bliss. Chicago Library Seeks Help Transcribing Magical Manuscripts Three texts dealing with charms, spirits, and all other manners of magical practice are now accessible online “You don’t need a Ph.D to transcribe,” Christopher Fletcher, coordinator of the project and a fellow of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, tells Smithsonian.com. “[The […]

  • Stobhach Gaelach and Soda Farls

      It’s a rare writer who doesn’t get seduced down many a research black hole in an effort to bring the very best story to her readers. And by black hole I mean information so fascinating, alarming, and/or delicious she just might keep clicking and reading and reading and clicking a teensy bit longer than […]

  • Flashback! A Q&A With Pooks

      This is another blast from the past as I rebuild the site. It was Day Two of the blog tour for This Crumbling Pageant and I was given a really fun Q&A by Maureen McGowan over on Get Lost in a Story. GET TO KNOW PATRICIA MAUREEN:  Where do you most like to read […]

  • Madron Well in Cornwall

    “I loved the healing wells in your book. Are they real?” A reader who prefers to be anonymous asked that question, and I love getting to respond to it. Though this is a repost republished as part of the great reclamation and rebuild post tragic incident of perfidious hackage, I don’t have its original post […]

  • 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 […]

  • Of Research and Acquisitions

    So. I 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 […]

  • 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 […]

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