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Writing Wendl...

I really did want to write a light-hearted tale in case this one turns out to be my last novel (assuming it yet becomes a novel), but it's headed currently toward the shadows. I thought I knew Wendl Von Trier pretty well, having trekked with him through my previous book, The Winged Child .   There, Wendl presents as an elusive solitary, moving above all worldly fray while at the same time nudging events and characters toward a satisfactory conclusion. Sharp and intimidating on the outside and tender and motherly on the inside. A friend to the world, something of a trickster, but in all things working for good outcomes.  That is how I saw Wendl VonTrier. A  púka, mischievous, but essentially harmless, even benevolent, capable of presenting in whatever form or gender the moment required. Wendl seemed the ideal candidate to carry readers off into the literary sunset in good spirits after an exhilarating romp through a fantastical fiction. But all along, it seems, there were depths to

It's about time...

A venerable friend who has written more books than I have, and who has read all of mine, says it is about time I write a full-bore fantasy novel. It surprised me to hear, because I thought I'd been doing that for the past ten years. I pulled out all the stops I could reach. Maybe I need longer arms or a shorter keyboard.

Still, the notion intrigues. What would a full-bore fantasy look like if I haven't done one already?


Henry's books.


  1. Goodness, I thought you'd already written several fantasy novels! I guess ideas about what fantasy (or as Margaret Atwood prefers to call it, speculative) fiction is. If you stretch your arms even more and write a "full-bore" fantasy, I'll be the first to read it!

    1. Oop..I left out an important word in this sentence: I guess ideas about what fantasy (or as Margaret Atwood prefers to call it, speculative) fiction is VARY. Smiley face.


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