I absolutely can’t wait for you to read the sequel to THE THINKING WOMAN’S GUIDE TO REAL MAGIC!

From the social media messages and emails I’ve received, I know a lot of you can’t wait, either. Here’s a quick update: Over the past year I’ve revised the sequel further, I’ve gotten great feedback on it, and now I’m working on to bringing it to you.

Thanks so much to everyone who’s asked me about the progress of Book 2! It’s inspiring to know that you care about Nora, Aruendiel, and the rest of the characters as much I do. I’ll let you know—on this site and on Twitter (@EmilyCroyBarker), Facebook, and Goodreads—as soon as I have more news to share.

Posted March 21, 2018

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Poet Sally Rosen Kindred tells The Stanza what inspired her new chapbook, Darling Hands, Darling Tongue (Hyacinth Girl Press, 2013):

The idea began when I read J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan and Wendy to my boys. Though I felt close to the story, I’d never read the complete version, and it surprised me. I remarked on-line about Tinker Bell’s coarse language and violent tendencies (which I found oddly endearing), and Emily Croy Barker (whose wonderful novel, The Thinking Woman’s Guide to Real Magic, is due out this August!) said, “Somebody should write a pomo novel about Tinkerbell as a misunderstood roundheels.”

I thought that was one of the most fabulous ideas I’d ever heard.

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