Tuesday, June 28, 2011
I tweeted a new site about magic recently, but I want to discuss it at more length today: The site is The Magic Broadcast , where you can read about professional magicians and their events and listen to great interviews with top magicians.
Now why, you may ask, would a children's writer devote a post to a magic site? Well, in my first book, The Fourth Wish , a key character is a professional magician whose magic goes all wrong when a wish enables him to do the real thing. I'm finishing up two other books, a mystery and a historical novel, and then I've planned three sequels to The Fourth Wish -- so I need to understand my magician, The Great Mondo (aka "Pete Garrity") in more depth.
The Magic Broadcast offers me (and any writer who has a magician as a character in a WIP) a golden opportunity to listen in on a professional magician's thinking about the profession or follow a professional magician's life as he or she prepares for bookings or encounters problems during performances. It's a fun way to research, and it's quite enlightening.
The Fourth Wish will also be coming out in Kindle soon. I'll keep you posted. Meanwhile, check out The Magic Broadcast and enjoy a little Abracadabra.