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On Writing, Wizards, and Work

What are you working on now?

I’m currently working on ‘Captain’s Lady,’ the story of everyone’s favorite rogue, Captain Jack Boone, and the third in the Wizards of London series. Book 2, ‘Witch’s Stone,’ is scheduled for release on May 3rd.

How many books will there be in the Wizards of London series?

I am contracted and scheduled with my publisher for the first three. After that, I have a rough timeline outlined that contains books for most of the Edgebourne offspring and a few siblings of spouses. Assuming you keep buying them, I’ll keep writing them. Short answer: hopefully lots.

What else do you write?

I’ve continued to build on my magical Regency world by writing the first in a series of novellas about a lady spy and her wizard partner, ‘The Star of Anatolia.’ I also write a lot of tweets on Twitter, and the occasional recipe on my blog. As for fiction, I’m currently focused primarily on my historical fantasy world, but I do have a lot of outlines for other things, from contemporary Hollywood to urban fantasy. Stay tuned.

Do you have a day job?

At the moment, my day job consists of keeping two small humans alive. It does not pay well. I occasionally do freelance work in corporate communications, my previous career field, but for the most part my daily work is poop-related.

Why do you tweet so much?

I’m a compulsive extrovert and the Internet is in my pocket. What did you think was going to happen?

On Family and Life

Your name is beautiful. What does it mean?

It’s an intentional misspelling of an Arabic name that means ‘beautiful.’ My parents are a little strange.

Do you have a middle name?

Yes. It signifies my planet of origin. My dad was really into science fiction.

Is it true that your daughter has the same name as Maureen Johnson‘s dog?


Is that weird?


Is having twins hard?

Yes. But eventually they will learn to change each other’s diaper.*

*This is not true.

Did you know you were having twins?

This is, I kid you not, the question I get asked the most. The answer is yes, because I gave birth in 2014, not 1814, and believe it or not, ultrasound technology means that “how many babies are in there” is no longer a fun, wacky guessing game.

Are they identical?

Yes. But one has a penis.**

**No. Boy/girl twins, by nature, cannot be identical. Because of the penis.

(This is the second-most common question I get asked in grocery stores. Nobody knows what identical means, apparently, or they would realize that one pale redheaded twin and one tan brunette twin probably don’t have the exact same genetic components no matter what’s in their diapers.)

Are they natural?

One of them is a robot. But I’m not saying which.

Do twins run in your family?

They are literally running right now. Away from me. Possibly in a parking lot. Excuse me, I need to go.