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The Wisdom of Magda Digby (part I)

Robert Newman, a longtime reader of the Owen Archer series, recently shared with me, for my approval, his study of Magda Digby’s wisdom. With his permission, I will be serializing it as a prelude to the publication of THE RIVERWOMAN’S DRAGON (Owen Archer bk… Continue Reading “The Wisdom of Magda Digby (part I)”

Re-Readings: The Apothecary Rose & The Cross-legged Knight

  As I write away on the 14th entry in the Owen Archer mysteries I am using small details and insights recently gleaned by re-reading two of the earlier books in the series, The Apothecary Rose (#1) and The Cross-legged Knight (#8). It’s a… Continue Reading “Re-Readings: The Apothecary Rose & The Cross-legged Knight”

The Riverwoman’s Dragon: Cover Reveal

So excited to unveil the beautiful cover for the 13th Owen Archer mystery, The Riverwoman’s Dragon and give you an idea of the content. For the first time in the series, Magda Digby, the Riverwoman, is the primary character. Yes, Owen and all the… Continue Reading “The Riverwoman’s Dragon: Cover Reveal”

Shop Talk: using Clothing To Shape Story and Character

n Chaucer and Costume: The Secular Pilgrims in the General Prologue (DS Brewer 2000), Laura Hodges presents in wondrous detail how in “Chaucer’s descriptions of textiles, as well as styles, garments, and accessories worn by his pilgrims… [he] weaves a web of costume signs and fabricates characterizations.” (3) Laura knows something about using clothing to enhance a text, and that is why she has been my go to person regarding medieval clothing ever since we met.

A GLIMPSE INTO A WRITER’S PROCESS: A TRIPLE KNOT

On World Book Day, a paper presented in 2013 about how A Triple Knot came into being.