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Jessica Knauss

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The Princess Bride, magical realism, my own strange muse

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Jessica Knauss I've always wanted to explore lovely Florin and its enemy across the sea, Guilder. I understand they have some fine tapestries in the castle of Florin…moreI've always wanted to explore lovely Florin and its enemy across the sea, Guilder. I understand they have some fine tapestries in the castle of Florin City.

If I'm allowed to travel to the worlds of my own books, of course I'm always trying to visit medieval Spain through literature, art, and architecture. I'd love to visit Medina Azahara during its heyday and check out the gardens and the wacky mercury pool. I want to witness the way medieval people lived in such lovely buildings and ask them what's on their minds. I'd love to help them prepare a meal, too. I would hope it was a return ticket, though!

The alternate Providence in which ten percent of the population has a Talent, from Awash in Talent, would be even scarier than medieval Spain. I would hope no one mistook me for a psychic or a firestarter and take me away to a holding facility! I'm not registered because I don't have a Talent, I swear! (less)
Jessica Knauss The first one that comes to mind is the iconic couple, Buttercup and Westley from The Princess Bride. They spend most of the novel apart, which may ha…moreThe first one that comes to mind is the iconic couple, Buttercup and Westley from The Princess Bride. They spend most of the novel apart, which may have contributed to more than my fair share of long-distance relationships in my real life, and near the end of the book, there are a couple of misogynist paragraphs I crossed out when I was thirteen years old. But with all that True Love, there really is no other couple than Buttercup and Westley. (less)
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Cover Reveal and Mark Your Calendars! Seven Noble Knights is Back!

I believe we tell stories about the past in order to make sense of the present. In these uncertain times, telling stories has never been more important.

As you know, my medieval epic of family, betrayal, and revenge, Seven Noble Knights, has found a new home in wonderful, Massachusetts-based Encircle Publications. I couldn't be more pleased to be working with this group of professionals.

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