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“Magic on the Edges” Guest Post on Fantasist Enterprises

Magic—not spells and hurled fireballs, but that inspiring combination of wonder, awe, and excitement that drives artistic creation—is, for me, born on the edges of things. Edges mean boundaries and borders, tension and change and flow. In the landscapes of … Continue reading

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Podcast on Functional Nerds — with bonus woofing

John and Patrick at Functional Nerds interviewed me about Blackdog for their podcast last week, and the interview is now up here for your listening pleasure. The white dog of wickedness decided to contribute his two cents’ worth, so for … Continue reading

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Blackdog and White Dog

Three rousing cheers, champagne and fireworks … okay, cheese and crackers, not fireworks. Might frighten the neighbours. My author copies of Blackdog have arrived. There’s nothing quite like that first moment of opening a box and viewing those shiny copies … Continue reading

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Blackdog copyedit done – another step along the way

Time is racing by and the book is getting closer … no, not the Storyteller manga, though believe it or not, Connie and I are making progress on that. As of about lunchtime today, I finished going through the copyedit … Continue reading

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Currently reading … Nightschool Vol. 4

… and other things. I’ve been enjoying Svetlana Chmakova’s Nightschool a lot, and have just got my hands on volume 4. Great storytelling. I like her characters; they have personality, not just a function, and there’s a lot of humour … Continue reading

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Writing-related recipes: Wren’s Oatmeal Bannock

Here’s Wren’s bannock recipe from Torrie and the Snake-Prince. I (this “I” is K.V., not Torrie), make these quite often when we’re having Wild Tea (which will get its own writing-related recipe entry later). Wren’s Bannock When I (that is, … Continue reading

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Currently reading … mostly natural history

Time for another few short book reviews — or at least, brief comments upon a few books: I’m currently (re)reading … Himalaya, by Michael Palin, and India, by Michael Wood — two of the great contemporary travel writers. Both of … Continue reading

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New book in Moth’s world

Well, I’ve had a bit of good news lately. Very Good News. That Very Long Fantasy Novel mentioned elsewhere is going to be published by Pyr. This is a novel set in the same world as “The Storyteller”, but a … Continue reading

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Black Box cover art! And Hurricane Earl.

I think I mentioned in an earlier post that Connie is doing the cover art for my latest book, which is coming out later this autumn. Authors don’t usually get to have much say over cover art; there’s an article … Continue reading

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Research

There’s a lot of research involved in writing, and just as much in illustrating. I have a degree in Medieval Studies, and many years since then of studying history on my own. Connie hasn’t had time to read nearly so … Continue reading

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