Tuesday, June 28, 2011

It's Magic!

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.


writing and living by Richard P Hughes said...

I haven't written about magicians, but it sounds like an interesting site. I'll check it out.

And definitely let us know when your book comes out on Kindle.

Elizabeth Varadan, Author said...

Thanks, Richard, I'll probably do a post about it when it does. Meanwhile, the magic site really is interesting. It makes you realize what an art "magic" really is.

Michelle Fayard said...

Oh, wow, your post is full of magical news--a mystery and historical WIP each, Fourth Wish sequels and Fourth Wish on Kindle. I can't wait to read your new books. :)


Tim Greaton said...

Great information, Elizabeth. Kids do so love magic...and so do I when I can be convinced :-)

Brooke Rousseau said...

What a great resource! And congrats on The Fourth Wish coming out on Kindle - very exciting. My publisher plans to get my books onto Kindle (soon, I hope) as well.

Rachna Chhabria said...

I have a magician in one of my books. This site should help me a lot. Thanks for this great post.

All the best with your Kindle publishing. Wish you lots of success.

Alleged Author said...

Really cool site! I love the idea of having a magician in a novel. Good thing you're writing it because if I did...well...he might really suck. :P

Elizabeth Varadan, Author said...

Thanks for the support, Michelle.

Rachna, I'm intrigued to hear you have a magician in your WIP. I'll look forward to reading it.

"Alledged", with inspiration from the magic site, you might do better than you think.

Brooke, keep us posted about your own book coming out on Kindle.

Tim, me too. I love magic and am as entranced as a kid when I see a magic show.

Philip Verghese 'Ariel' said...

This magical touch is really wonderful. Thanks for sharing
Sure my younger son Mathews roam here, lol
Thanks for sharing