Dispatch from the Desk: the Home Stretch

Suddenly, the end is in sight. A few days’ work, if only life didn’t present all these other demands to get in the way. In the periods when the mind gives out in exhaustion I’ve been browsing in old favourite mysteries and reading wistfully of the days when authors, on the strength of a hundred pounds advance, got married to a fellow-novelist, took a house, and had “a girl” to do the cooking and cleaning. I so, so want a girl to do the cooking and cleaning. Or a boy. I’m not fussy. Equal opportunity in the servant’s hall, that’s what I say.


About K.V. Johansen

The author of Blackdog, The Leopard, The Lady, and Gods of Nabban, epic fantasies from Pyr, I also write for teens and children, including the "Torrie", "Warlocks of Talverdin", and "Cassandra Virus" series, and the "Pippin and Mabel" picture books, as well as a couple of short story collections and two works of adult literary criticism on the history of children's fantasy literature. I have a Master's degree in Mediaeval Studies, and read a lot of fantasy, science fiction, and history. Blog at thewildforest.wordpress.com
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