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What’s New at the new website www.klr.wapshottpress.org

New posts at www.klr.wapshottpress.org updates ongoing.

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An Old Map of the Northlands

I’ve found my original, hand-drawn map of the Northlands (which was called Norelande then). Not up to the graphic skills of Molly Kiely, who redrew the map for The Wizard’s Son and Maiden In Light, but it shows more geographical … Continue reading

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My Old Map of the Northlands

I’ve found my original hand-drawn map of the Northlands, which was called Norelande when I began writing these stories. My graphic skills aren’t up to Molly Kiely’s, who redrew the map for the frontispieces of The Wizard’s Son and Maiden … Continue reading

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A Cottage on Dartmoor

This is a long overlooked British silent film, directed by Anthony Asquith in the early days of his career. I’m posting my review of it here because the cottage reminds me of Orlan’s at the end of the novel–one large … Continue reading

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Why are Laurel and her family so overfair? (Maiden In Light version)

While the family’s overly fair appearance is a literary device to make them instantly recognizable as related, in Maiden in Light, it also gives them an aura of being truly strange and exotic people. Lord Ambris’s encounter with Laurel in … Continue reading

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Why are Lord Redmantyl’s family so overfair? (Wizard’s Son version)

It began as a literary short-hand. When I wrote my first draft of this book’s opening scene many years ago, both Orlan and Redmantyl had ordinary skin and hair color. But that immediately presented me with a problem: A wizard … Continue reading

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This book is dedicated to Jane Austen and H.P. Lovecraft

Both are authors I discovered in my late teens and who have had an influence on my writing, but it’s an odd match-up. The two are radically different in tone as well as scope. Austen focused her literary attention on … Continue reading

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Maiden in Light cover

Click on image for larger version Back cover verbiage: “From the top of the gate, Alys smiled down. There was no evidence of evil, yet Laurel felt it. That absence of living energy concealed something grotesque. She shuddered when she … Continue reading

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Another Author Interview

How long did it take to write the book? “About two years initially, then a few more months for rewrites. The story was originally all in chronological order, but in an effort to shorten it and get to the focus … Continue reading

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The Wizard’s Son

Where to buy: Amazon; Barnes & Noble; Bookfinder; IndieBound; Createspace (10% off code: MPY7RN5U); eBook format; More options. The Wizard’s Son (ISBN: 9780578032931) by Kathryn L. Ramage The Wizard’s Son By Kathryn L. Ramage “‘His first vivid, visual impression was … Continue reading

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