A. Thurman

About me

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

From my website

last to the party

I’m not the best at keeping up with trends. Maybe it’s age, maybe I’m just perpetually up to my ears in my own peculiar interests, but I don’t always know what’s happening in pop culture at large, even in my own bailiwick. Take “Hamilton”. I first became vaguely aware of…

biweekly links 10-19-2016

Vampires and alchemy and murder-investigating witches, oh my! Have you seen the Highgate Vampire who has reportedly been spotted in the cemetery where revolutionary communist Karl Marx and TV presenter Jeremy Beadle are buried?: I think of the Highgate “vampire” as modern folklore rather than an actual creature but no less intriguing for…

distraction and derailment

Fall has been a big season of change for me: New day job Studying for new certification for new job No coach (he retired and I’m still looking for a new one) Old friend back in town Listed they seem trivial but taken together it’s required a realignment of priorities and…

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