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[sticky post] My Wizard's Wood Press works

A list of everything I've published under Wizard's Wood Press, and where to find it, in a sticky posting.

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A Dynasty of Western Outlaws

A Dynasty of Western Outlaws by Paul I. Wellman

A tracing of crime from Quantrill's during the Civil War to the Kansas City Massacre.  It's not an overview of the era -- he traces some connections, rather -- though he does diverge quite a bit to explain circumstances.
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Negotiating with the Dead

Negotiating with the Dead by Margaret Atwood

An interesting set of mediations on the writerly life.  The first one is most autobiographical, but the others deal with a lot of things.  Like the duality of the writer, who can communicate with the reader long after the flesh-and-blood being is in the grave.  The shocking moment when she ran across the sweet quote of the Everyman series in its context, which makes it much harsher.  The liminality of a writer's life.


This week's prompt is:

Anyone can join, with a 50-word vignette in the comments. Your vignette does not have to include the prompt term.

My effort:
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Snow White: A Graphic Novel

Snow White: A Graphic Novel by Matt Phelan

A retelling of the tale. Set in Great Depression New York City. The seven dwarves are in fact seven little boys, street urchins. Amazing how faithful you can get in a (mostly?) mundane tale.

Art has its interesting aspects.

for the birds

Sometimes you just have to put down the pen and research.  Let's hear it for the web, which helps minimize the time. . . but it's got to be done.

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A Knight's Own Book of Chivalry

A Knight's Own Book of Chivalry by Geoffroi De Charny

A medieval knight discussing knighthood.

Bit different in structure than a modern treatment would be. Discusses what men-at-arms do in various ways, and how love ought to be secret (though he speaks of men who say they would not consent to be Queen Guinevere's love it were not known) and what sorts of virtues are and how they are important.

fairy tales, kings, and succession

Was just about settled on partible inheritance for fairy tale kingdoms -- not only does it fit the fairy tales where there are kings who are brothers, it also helps split up the kingdoms after an only daughter princess marries an only son prince -- and if it would result in kingdoms the size of postage stamps, well, that would explain why a princess who sets out to seek her fortune can easily walk to the next one and get a job as a scullery maid.
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Fantasy Kitchen Sink

How to have the fantasy kitchen sink -- Greek gods here and elves and trolls there and over there a kitsune and a rakshasa playing tennis with Mother Goose characters watching from the sidelines-- without announcing to all and sundry that its's all fake, an omnium-gatherum that can't make sense.  It's interesting.

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