An Unexpected Interview with my Lovely and Talented Wife

My lovely and talented wife is unexpectedly interviewed by the Manybooks Newsletter.

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L. Jagi Lamplighter is the author of The Unexpected Enlightenment of Rachel Griffin, as well as the Prospero’s Daughter Trilogy (Prospero Lost, Prospero In Hell, and Prospero Regained).She has also written a number of short stories, articles on anime, and is an author/assistant editor in the BaddAss Faeries series. She is a graduate of the St. John’s College in Annapolis, MD. When not writing, she switches to her secret identity as a stay-home mom in Centreville, VA, where she lives in fairytale happiness with her husband, author John C. Wright, and their four darling children, Orville, Ping-Ping, Roland Wilbur, and Justinian Oberon. For more information see: As our Author of the Day, she tells us all about The Unexpected Enlightenment of Rachel Griffin.


Please give us a short introduction to what The Unexpected Enlightenment of Rachel Griffin is about.

When my son was small, I worked out a roleplaying game in which one could play a character at popular magic school. Just for fun, I peopled the dorms with characters from books and stories we loved. My friend Mark Whipple liked the game and made up a version of his own, peopling his version of the door with the teenage version of his favorites, TV characters, superheroes, etc.

My husband and I fell in love with his game. It had so many intriguing ideas and themes that we had not come upon before. I liked it so much, I decided to write it up as a series.


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