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Jessica Rydill writes fantasy and collects Asian Ball Jointed Dolls. This makes her living room an unnerving place to visit.

Many of the dolls are based on characters from her books. The bad guys stay locked in the cabinet.

Jessica wishes she could write like Russell Hoban. In the mean time, she has got a cross-over going on between mediaeval fantasy with warlords, and steampunk adventure with lightning-wielding shamans.

Plus Golems, Dybbuks, Kabbalistic demons, and other nasty surprises from Jewish folklore.


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“It was hard to describe what she had sensed, but it had been distinct and clear, like the shape of a leafless tree against the sky, or a crow flying across a ploughed field. She hesitated to close her eyes again, for it had risen up close to her face like something appalling.”
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