York as Muse

Here’s a link to a guest post I wrote for the blog, Raven-Haired Girl. I reused a title from a talk I gave at York St. John University six years ago, but that’s where the similarity ends. I had fun with it!


St Mary's mortar & me 001I mention the mortar from St. Mary’s Abbey. Here’s a photo–the beautiful pattern isn’t as clear as I’d like, but you can see the size of it.

Sadly, I didn’t copy edit the post as carefully as I should have. Two typos jumped out at me as I read it the morning it was posted. Can you spot them?

7 Comments on “York as Muse

  1. Third reading revealed snickleways, which should have been snickelways. The nickel also gets treated this way.


  2. Thank you for sharing this post. It is fascinating to read about your inspirations for setting your Owen Archer series in York, and how your characters and stories developed was wonderful! We must walk the city together one of these days!


    • That would be fun!

      Glad you liked the post. The creative process is such a wonder to me.


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