Monthly Archives: May 2011

Potshots and Fantasy

On my recent research trip to Germany, I was kicked out of a couple of museums at closing time.  I wish I’d had more time especially in the Kolnisches Stadtmuseum, a wonderful place rich with history and helpful displays.  Also … Continue reading

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Welcome YA author Leah Cypess

Leah is the author of Mistwood and now Nightspell, coming from HarperCollins on May 31! Mistwood has some ideas I wish I’d thought of. . . Leah took some time from her busy schedule to talk about her process. 1. … Continue reading

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Soc. for Public Understanding of the Mid

Soc. for Public Understanding of the Middle Ages blogs re the murder (or not) of Edward II: http://ow.ly/4WzLk Ian Mortimer and history

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Chatting with Colin Harvey, Author and Anthologist

Colin Harvey has some great novels out in a variety of genres, and has turned his hand to editing as well. He stopped in to talk about his latest anthology project. . . 1. What was the inception of the … Continue reading

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The Museum of Witchcraft

Here’s an interesting resource, both on-line and in the flesh:  the Museum of Witchcraft, in Boscastle, Corwall, UK http://www.museumofwitchcraft.com/index.php  There’s an online guidebook to the museum, a tour of some interesting artifacts, and searchable on-line library and images.  I wish … Continue reading

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Blah, blah, blah: Exposition and You

As authors we want readers to understand our books.  That seems like a given in genre fiction, anyway.  We may want to be distant, obscure, or sneaky, but ultimately, we’d like people to get it. In writing mimetic fiction (that … Continue reading

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