Jodi McIsaac

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Jodi McIsaac is the author of the Irish contemporary fantasy series The Thin Veil (47North) the thriller A Cure for Madness (Thomas & Mercer) and the Revolutionary series (47North).

She grew up in New Brunswick, on Canada's east coast. After abandoning her Olympic speed skating dream, she wrote speeches for a politician, volunteered in a refugee camp, waited tables in Belfast, earned a couple of university degrees, and started a boutique copywriting agency. She loves geek culture, running, and whisk(e)y.
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Jodi McIsaac When I was researching the Thin Veil series, which is based on Irish mythology, I couldn't help but learn about Irish history at the same time. And wh…moreWhen I was researching the Thin Veil series, which is based on Irish mythology, I couldn't help but learn about Irish history at the same time. And what I learned captivated me--so much so that I couldn't wait to dive into it. I couldn't decide which time period to settle on, so I chose a time traveling heroine so I could research them all!(less)
Jodi McIsaac Hi Kailah! I wouldn't say it was intimidating, because there's so much "wiggle room" in mythology. There are so many different versions of the myths, …moreHi Kailah! I wouldn't say it was intimidating, because there's so much "wiggle room" in mythology. There are so many different versions of the myths, and they've changed so much through the centuries, that I felt pretty confident in taking some creative license with them. The tricky part was writing historical fiction with the Revolutionary series -- in that case I wanted to write compelling characters but also stay true to who these people were in real life, as well I could! (less)
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“think about it. The idea of magic has been around forever. There are tons of legends and stories and entire religions that deal with magic as a fact of life. I just don’t think it can all be made up.”
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