“It’s not lightly that a man chooses his own brother” – THE BONECASTER’S COIN by Sarah Zama (quote)
SINEAD AND MICHAEL - Meet the main characters from my #WIP Ghost Trilogy, a historical fantasy story set in 1920s Chicago #historicalfiction Click To Tweet When I first met Michael, he helped me out. I had been falsely accused of theft. I’d been forced to take refuge in the stockroom of the hostel I’d…
photo by myakmysia I’m Sinéad O’Flanagan, I’m twenty-four and I’m a midwife. I came here to Chicago last year. It was Wednesday 15th July 1925. I will never forget that day, because as I enter the States, I could have as well been slapped onto the moon. Nothing here looks, smells or feels as it did in the…
I’m Sinéad O’Flanagan, I’m twenty-four and I’m a midwife. I came here to Chicago last year. It was Wednesday 15th July 1925. I will never forget that day, because as I enter the States, I could have as well been slapped onto the moon. Nothing here looks, smells or feels as it did in the…
The Bonecaster's Coin Just for the fun of it cover Chicago, 1926
When Michael sees his brother Blood sprint away through the streets of the Black Belt, he doesn’t question. He just follows him.
The two brothers find Sinéad cornered in a stockroom by an angry mob and help her escape.
One week later, they find her again…
I’ve never meant to write Ghost Trilogy. When I started toying around with this project, it was merely meant to be a short story. I wanted to write a story set in a speakeasy (I’ve always liked old black and white movies and all that setting) with supernatural elements. I toyed around with a few…
Voices are always calling and I will listen
The world is changing so fast it is unsettling.
This city of Chicago is the most puzzling place I’ve ever visited. Full of people. Full of noise. It’s hard to listen when surrounded by noise like that. But voices are calling. They are always calling. And…
I should have known better than to think my will alone would shape my life
I've always known why I was born, and as a young man, I willingly chose to follow that path. The path every man should tread, that of defending his people with his hands and his wit and protecting…
When I dance to jazz music, I feel free
It’s the weirdest of things, thinking about that life now. It feels like a dream, a sweet dream, sometimes. But so far away, I’m not even sure it was ever my life. I know it will never be again.
I was born in the…
Well, good thing that I didn’t really promise to post my first article about the Twenties New Woman this week… because it’s not ready (No, I’m sorry, I actually said it was nearly a promise). I’ll just say that I have a very good excuse for it… actually I have three. You’ll just have to trust…
30 Days NaNoWriMo Meme - Day 25 - What are the names of at least two of your main characters? How did you choose their names?
I knew from the beginning Sinéad’s culture and Irish identity would play a big part in her arc and in the trilogy at large, so I wanted…
30 Days NaNoWriMo Meme - Day 18 - Who is the antagonist in your novel? What drives their actions?
My antagonist is Justin Brailsfield, Adam’s older brother. I had (I’m still having) a great time writing Justin, because he’s a character with a great arc, who’s going to change a lot in the course of the…