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Liselle Sambury

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Liselle Sambury is the Trinidadian-Canadian author of the Governor General’s Literary Awards Finalist, Blood Like Magic. Her work spans multiple genres, from fantasy to sci-fi, horror, and more. In her free time, she shares helpful tips for upcoming writers and details of her publishing journey through a YouTube channel dedicated to demystifying the sometimes complicated business of being an author.

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Liselle Sambury Sorry for the late answer! Didn’t get an email alert. So happy that you enjoyed the book! I actually didn’t have the idea in my head for very long, ma…moreSorry for the late answer! Didn’t get an email alert. So happy that you enjoyed the book! I actually didn’t have the idea in my head for very long, maybe a couple weeks and even then it was only “family of Black witches” as a concept. It took me about 20 days to write the first draft since I draft quickly and it was NaNoWriMo. But from that first draft until the final edit with my publisher was about 1.5-2 years of edits. Though with breaks inbetween. Usually I only worked on an edit for a month or so, or less. Hope that helps!(less)
Liselle Sambury Thank you so much!! I’m so happy you enjoyed it ☺️ I actually didn’t have the story in my head for very long at all. It was just a passing thought tha…moreThank you so much!! I’m so happy you enjoyed it ☺️ I actually didn’t have the story in my head for very long at all. It was just a passing thought that I would love to write about a family of Black witches. I was planning to write an entirely different story, but I lost steam on it. And the idea of that Black witch family wouldn’t let go combined with a homesickness for Toronto and wanting to set something there. So when I started the story, I was working off maybe a couple week’s worth of thoughts about it.

The bulk of the story as it is now was developed over multiple drafts. It used to be less than half length it was when published, so most of the layers I’ve come to love in it were created over a period of a year and a half of editing. Nowadays, I do try and spend a lot more time planning my stories before I write, but Blood Like Magic was very much a project where I discovered the story as I went.(less)
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“It’s a sad world when people of a certain privilege have no interest in paying it forward and becoming productive members of society,”
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“A future without magic would mean there’s no reason for them to keep forcing themselves to stay here.”
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“Before the drugs, anyway. It’s not exactly easy to be righteous when you’re controlled by addiction.”
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