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.

From my website

link dump

In lieu of a proper blog post (I was sick last week) I’m sharing links related to the book: A Portrait of the Artist as a (Wild) Young Man: My Life with Berti Spranger, a novel by Eva Jana Siroka – Rudolf II didn’t just support alchemists like Dee and Kelley but…

eating the elephant

I’m sitting at my desk in the early AM at a total loss. I wrote at least 200 words every morning for the past 2(!) years. Good, bad, or indifferent, I could count them and call it progress. Now I’m sitting on a 110,508 words/446 page first draft (!) and I don’t know what to do next.…

everything, everything: the HNS conference

Wow. This past fantastic weekend was my second writing conference and my first (and certainly not the last!) Historical Novel Society conference. I’m still digesting it all, but here are some highlights: The camaraderie. Socially awkward me had spontaneous conversations everywhere: on light rail, in the elevator, at every meal and…

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