It’s Abigail Lane’s turn in “At the Burning Dog,” chapter 14 of The Dragon Lady of Stockbridge. See how a professional government magician conducts an investigation. Abigail goes “by the book” because she wrote much of it. But will it be enough to keep her safe in her undercover assignment?
I just got word the other day that one of my previous blog posts, “Beyond fan fiction, a personal account,” has been selected as worthy of a broader readership and will be “Freshly Pressed” on WordPress.com’s home page in a day or two. Hooray! Considering people used to joke that I thought in semicolons, I guess my writing style has improved. Either that, or it was the embedded YouTube link to the introductory theme for the old TV series The Green Hornet; “The Flight of the Bumblebee” gets them every time!
So, for first time visitors to this blog, here’s the scoop. This is a blog about writing and reading about “magic and mystery,” as the blog’s title says.
Every Friday I post a new bit of writing, and add a blog entry to announce it. Currently I’m posting chapters for The Dragon Lady of Stockbridge: A Tale of Magic in the Gilded Age. If you want to start at the beginning, here’s a link to chapter 1. All the chapters are linked forward and backward, there’s a table of contents, and you can always use the link that’s part of the header at the top of the page. I put this out there for people to read, so I appreciate comments, and will try to respond intelligently.
Every Monday or Tuesday, I put up another post. Some have been on the background of Dragon Lady, while others are more general. I even did a book review . . . for a book written in 1890! Maybe I need to be more timely. I don’t have a fixed agenda for these posts, save that they relate to the general purpose of this blog.
There are some other odds and ends here on the blog. You can go to my “About” page for a description of them, an explanation for how this blog came to be, and a one-sentence autobiography.
I hope you find posts and pages worth reading, that they provide enjoyment, and stimulate interesting thoughts you’ll share with me.