Rachel and the Many-Splendored Dreamland

Rachel and the Many-Splendored Dreamland is released today!

The is volume three in the Books of Unexpected Enlightenment, written by the beautiful and talented Mrs. Wright under her mysterious pen-name L. Jagi Lamplighter. People often ask me how to pronounce the name: the L is silent.

I wonder who did the great interior illustrations? I wonder who wrote the dialog for Sigfried Smith, boy felon? I wonder why these books are not more famous?

Go buy nine copies and donate them to your local libraries. Hijack buses and read the cowering passengers your favorite passages at gunpoint, until the SWAT teams shoot you. Or just tell your friends.




It’s Halloween at the Roanoke Academy for the Sorcerous Arts, and Rachel Griffin is stirring up the dead!

As Halloween approaches, Rachel Griffin is starting to fit into life at Roanoke Academy for the Sorcerous Arts. She’s made friends with the extraordinary Sigfried Smith and his dragon Lucky, and with the beautiful princess of Magical Australia. Though, at thirteen, Rachel is the youngest student, she has a boyfriend—an older boy, no less, the infamous Gaius Valiant.

On her very first night at Roanoke Academy, Rachel discovered mysterious forces at work, forces that threaten everything she holds dear. Before she could catch her breath, she was in the thick of an ongoing magical battle that imperils the lives of her fellow students.

Despite her short stature and tender years, Rachel has already fought demons and fire-breathing dragons, and she has seen things hidden from sight of others. But when the magical Elf who watches over her warns of a terrible danger, Rachel is unable to convince either Roanoke Tutors or Agents of the Wisecraft that malevolent forces are gathering.

Even the ghostly gaiety of the Dead Man’s Ball, on All Hallow’s Eve, can’t distract Rachel. The doom she has feared is more imminent than even her Elf could have imagined. And neither time, distance, nor her gifted magical family can save her from a dire fate in a distant land . . .