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I wrote The Thinking Woman's Guide to Real Magic after a couple of characters, Nora and Aruendiel, wandered into my imagination and wouldn’t leave. In fact, they're still there. Their story continues in How to Talk to a Goddess and Other Lessons in Real Magic.

“I’m not sure what I love more about How to Talk to a Goddess and Other Lessons in Real Magic—its immersive world of enchantments, so lavishly imagined, or its characters, who are wise and funny and flawed, who win me over with their compelling voices, their wit and heart. A splendid follow-up to The Thinking Woman’s Guide to Real Magic—a sparkling, smart, irresistible read.”—Sally Rosen Kindred, author of Where the Wolf and Says the Forest to the Girl



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Emily Croy Barker Print and eBook editions of How to Talk to a Goddess and Other Lessons in Real Magic will be available June 29! (And there may be some giveaways befor…morePrint and eBook editions of How to Talk to a Goddess and Other Lessons in Real Magic will be available June 29! (And there may be some giveaways before then....)(less)
Emily Croy Barker I'm thrilled that you loved Book 2—thanks for letting me know! I think there are still some unanswered questions, don't you? And I for one want to see…moreI'm thrilled that you loved Book 2—thanks for letting me know! I think there are still some unanswered questions, don't you? And I for one want to see what happens next for Nora and Aruendiel...how their relationship develops...what kind of magician she becomes....
Short answer: yes! But please be patient. It will take a couple of years (fewer than seven, though!) to tell this story properly.(less)
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A Q&A about the sequel to THE THINKING WOMAN'S GUIDE TO REAL MAGIC

I answered some questions about the new book, How to Talk to a Goddess and Other Lessons in Real Magic, on my website. Click here for some very mild spoilers. Or just wait two days for the book!

How to Talk to a Goddess (The Thinking Woman's Guide to Real Magic #2) by Emily Croy Barker

How to Talk to a Goddess is coming as an audiobook original from Recorded Books on February 16. Print and eBook editions will follow later in 2021.

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Lexi Lexi wrote: "Just wanted to say that of all the books I've read so far in 2014 (okay I know it's only April) The Thinking Woman's Guide has been my favorite. In fact while I've enjoyed the others I've read I st..."


It's been a year since reading your the book. I just wanted to let you know I still have yet to find one since that tops my most recommended to friends and I hope the sequel is going well because I like many others can barely contain ourselves.


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Lexi Just wanted to say that of all the books I've read so far in 2014 (okay I know it's only April) The Thinking Woman's Guide has been my favorite. In fact while I've enjoyed the others I've read I still keep thinking back to your characters wanting to know more about them, their lives, and the mouse.

Thank you for such an intriguing book!


Ariana Fennimore I am currently reading your book THE THINKING WOMAN'S GUIDE TO REAL MAGIC. Can I just say I am really loving it and was so pleased to find out there would be a sequel! The book was a rare find for me and incorporated a lot of the things that I love in a book (fantasy, magic, little bit of love, and a strong female). I cannot wait to see where the rest of the book goes as well as where the sequel will take me!


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