There’s magic in my first middle grade novel, a portal fantasy called Riverland, too… lots of different kinds: real magic, made-up magic, and glass magic.
Wait, hold up, you say. Glass isn’t magic.
It kind of is. But it’s the science kind of magic.
I’m not talking about witch balls -- which are in the book -- the fishing floats that some people think can help trap angry spirits. I’m talking about real glass, which has transitional properties through the magic of thermodynamics.
I loved writing about this for Riverland. Some of my favorite moments in the book are passages where my main character Eleanor’s science project research on glass crosses over to work in the magic dream world.Read More