In this episode we are joined by Laura Resnick, author of the Esther Diamond novels, and Mary Robinette Kowal, author of Shades of Milk and Honey. Laura discusses agents (Should writers have one? What do they provide?) and her less than satisfying experience with them. Mary discusses Jane Austin, magic systems, science, period clothing and more.
The Purloined Boy is about a lanky twelve year old named Trevor Upjohn. He was stolen by a bogeyman right out his bed when he was just a wee lad. But that’s not what makes him special. What makes him special is he knows he was stolen. More than that – he wants to go home again. His care-givers, the Guardians, won’t hear of it. Worse, the bogeymen have other plans for him – plans too awful to even mention here. Fortunately for our hero the Venerable Guild of the Sun Eaters is working to save him. Even better, a talking mouse named Zephyr comes to Trevor’s aid and promises to take him home, but with one proviso! And just in case you were wondering, purloined means stolen! Read The Purloined Boy today.