Congratulations, Julia Seymour!
Sunny picked your name out of her Cincinnati Reds cap, so you win the well-loved paperback copy of Bertrice Small’s Blaze Wyndham.
E-mail me your mailing address and I’ll send it out Monday!
One of my favorite authors, Diana Wynne Jones, died today.
I discovered her in my elementary school library, which had her Cristomanci series — Charmed Life was the first one I read. It wasn’t the last.
When I fell in love with a beautiful animated movie called Howl’s Moving Castle, I didn’t know she’d written the original book, but it didn’t surprise me. She might have written for a young audience, but she didn’t write down to her readers or pretend that bad things never happen.
The world is better for having had her in it.
Excuse me, please — I’ve got a sudden need for some Sudden Wild Magic.