SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY SUMMER – A Drop of Magic
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Guest Post by the Author
How did you come up with the title for this book?
A Drop of Magic was originally called Crossroads when I started writing it, an echo of the fae bar with the same name. This was because the mortal realm, where the story takes place, is considered a crossroads world to the fae, a place where they can pass easily from one realm to another. However, the title Crossroads was a little vague to provoke the right image in a reader’s imagination and has been used many times. So I wrote down a list of all the prominent ideas in the book and started checking them to see how they sounded and if they’d been used. At one point in the story, Kai tells Alex a single drop of magic is all it takes to make someone fae. I really liked that line, and I was happy to find that a title search for A Drop of Magic yielded no results. Thus, A Drop of Magic.
If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book?
Yes and no. I’m a perfectionist, so even if I love something I will always find something to change. This was never more clear than when I had to approve the page proofs for A Drop of Magic, meaning I had to read through the whole book but I wasn’t allowed to change anything. Not move a comma, not change a word, nothing. It drove me insane.
psychotic cat. With degrees in both English literature and
metalsmithing, she splits her time between writing and art. A
Drop of Magic is her first novel.
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