Tag Archives: Berkshires

Beginning a new serial: Summer of the Netherfield Witch

Now that I’ve had a month to rest, it’s time to start up a new story. It’s a comedy. How can it not be a comedy? It’s set in a minor vacation resort, where people are happy at their leisure. … Continue reading

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The false prophet of Leyden, Massachusetts

My recent post on cities reminded me of a curious story from the town of Leyden, Massachusetts. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts (for that is the official name of this state, a peculiarity shared with Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Kentucky) is completely … Continue reading

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Chapter 23, the end of “The Dragon Lady of Stockbridge”

Chapter 23, “‘ . . . but what we are becoming.’,” concludes The Dragon Lady of Stockbridge: A Tale of Magic in the Gilded Age. What has happened to Rebecca’s body? And what is Abigail going to do about it? It’s … Continue reading

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Chapter 22 of Dragon Lady, and my patron saint of digressions

“Solomon Davis takes charge,” chapter 22 of The Dragon Lady of Stockbridge, is now available. The future leader of the Office of Occult Affairs arrived on the scene too late to prevent the holocaust in the previous chapter. What’s left for … Continue reading

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The climax of “The Dragon Lady of Stockbridge”

Chapter 21, “‘It is not what we have lost . . .’” is now available. There’s no point in saying anything more about it, or gussying up this post with pictures. (If you’ve not read any of the story before, … Continue reading

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Chapter 20 of Dragon Lady

“Everyone is a star in their own life,” chapter 20 of The Dragon Lady of Stockbridge, is now up and available. William Maverick, our villain, emerges from behind the curtain. Just what has he been up to? How did he get … Continue reading

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Chapter 19 of Dragon Lady, tweeting, and four weeks to the conclusion

“Stockbridge interlude,” chapter 19 of The Dragon Lady of Stockbridge is now available to read. Rebecca’s hunt for the villain Maverick has been interrupted by the dragon taking her to Stockbridge. What does the dragon want? Can Rebecca resolve the problems … Continue reading

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Chapter 18 of Dragon Lady, and servants

“A day in the life of Patty Leigh,” chapter 18 of The Dragon Lady of Stockbridge, is now available. Our magicians have been busy. But as everyone ought to know, they could not survive a day without the help of Patty … Continue reading

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Chapter 17 of Dragon Lady, the future, and the holidays

“Teamwork,” chapter 17 of The Dragon Lady of Stockbridge, is now available. Rebecca and Abigail know who their foe is. Can they find clues to defeat him by searching in the town, in the Burning Dog, and in the Devil’s Acre? … Continue reading

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Chapter 16 of Dragon Lady, and money

“Family and friends,” chapter 16 of The Dragon Lady of Stockbridge, is now available. Rebecca goes home to see her parents, only to confront new magical surprises. And how does one receive a daughter who is feared by the town as … Continue reading

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