A. Thurman

About me

Writer, fencer, costumer, reader (not necessarily in that order) chronicling my adventures writing and researching my first novel about Elizabethan mathematicians and con men.

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Dee, Kelley, and – Shakespeare?

When writing about lesser-known historical figures it’s tempting to insert some “stars” to keep the reader’s attention. Dee and Kelley moved in exalted circles, so I have plenty of courtiers, alchemists, nobles and other characters to play with if I so choose. I didn’t expect William Shakespeare could be one of…

biweekly links 4-20-2016

Scan of Meric Causaubon’s “true and faithful account…of the Platonick philosophy” from Cornell’s Digital Witchcraft Collection The sci fi and fantasy genres jumped on serialized fiction awhile back, but with Julian Fellowes’s Belgravia and SerialBox’s Whitehall it seems historical fiction is finally getting in on the act. Looking forward to both and seeing if…

a few of my favorite things

Haven’t got much news this week. Rewrites continue with the odd bit of research, and I spent much of the past weekend on the fencing strip. So I thought I’d share a few of the books I’ve been reading (and wanting to read): The Witch Who Came in From the Cold…

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