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L. Jagi Lamplighter

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L. Jagi Lamplighter is a writer of fantasy and children's stories.  When not writing, she reverts to her secret ID where she lives in fairytale happiness with her husband, writer John C. Wright, and their four delightful children Orville, Ping-Ping, the Cherubim, and Justinian the Elf King.



For more information, see:



Prospero Lost:  A Writer's Odyssey -- an essay about how Prospero Lost came to be, the rigors of the writing life, negotiating the labyrinth of the publishing world, and the Great Agent Hunt.



All About The Wonder:  Why I Write Fantasy -- an essay about wonder and the real magic of life.


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L. Jagi Lamplighter Writing. ;-)

I think the best thing of all about being a writer is getting to dwell for a time in worlds of wonder, walking beside our characters, livi…more
Writing. ;-)

I think the best thing of all about being a writer is getting to dwell for a time in worlds of wonder, walking beside our characters, living their lives, facing their trials.

It is a magical things, and I am eternally grateful to the Divine Muse for the ideas that allow me to live this life.(less)
L. Jagi Lamplighter There are two answers to this, because my current series has two parts.

1) A roleplaying game, run by my friend Mark Whipple. He made up the basic idea…more
There are two answers to this, because my current series has two parts.

1) A roleplaying game, run by my friend Mark Whipple. He made up the basic idea, the major characters (except for Rachel, Siggy, and the Princess, who were the player characters) and the overall plot.

2) The story needed a new background. My young son had come up with an idea of a magic school on the island of Roanoke, where the original colonists disappeared. I was not familiar with that area, so I made it a floating island and moved it to the Hudson Highlands in NY, because I love that area and it is almost as steeped with magic and lore as Great Britain. So it seemed like a perfect place for a school of magic.(less)
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