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Church in Ghana needs help!

Posted April 2, 2024 By Mrs. Wright

Jagi, here.

I have a friend in Ghana, a young man I met because he is a fan of my writing. We e-chat often and encourage each other in our pursuit of Christianity and our walk with God.

Last fall, during a particularly torrential storm, the church he is a member of, Kpalun Church of Christ, collapsed.

Since then, their congregation has suffered constant mockery from the surrounding Muslims, who are the dominant religion in the area, for the fact that God has not yet provided them with a new church. On top of the hardship of a national recession, which means they all often go without meals, this is a great deal for the congregation to bear. He reports, heartbroken, that members are losing their faith and leaving.

This is so painful for my friend, but he and his pastor refuses to be daunted.

I convinced them to start a GiveSendGo, so that people can help in a clear and simple way.

If any of you can give even a small amount, I will be very grateful!

If not, if you could share this link on your own social media, that would be a great help, too!

Much gratitude!!


GiveSendGo for Kpalun Church of Christ, Ghana

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At Long Last…Guardians of the Twilight Lands

Posted September 4, 2023 By Mrs. Wright

Jagi here.

The Unexpected Year of Rachel Griffin

When I started writing this series, in 2011, I decided to set it in the same year as the roleplaying game it was based on–the far-future year of 2023.

Rachel Griffin’s first day of school, when she wakes up to hear the Lion talking to the Raven, takes place in the wee hours of the morning of September 4th, 2023.

Which is today.

In honor of Rachel’s first day at Roanoke Academy for the Sorcerous Art, here is The Sixth Book of Unexpected Enlightenment: Guardians of the Twilight Lands:

An old enemy returns!

With the Heer of Dunderberg dead, Rachel Griffin is determined to save her beloved Roanoke Academy before time runs out, but to do this, a new covenant must be forged with the island’s fairies. On top of this, an old enemy has escaped and might reappear any moment

Rachel has learned not to wish on stars, but what should she do when she yearns for help? She is troubled by other questions, too: Where do the dead go? What became of her beloved late grandfather? Most annoying of all, with such a wonderful boyfriend, how can she be in love with two boys?

As her fourteenth birthday approaches, the answer to these questions awaits her, along with wonders such as she has never seen.

But there are terrible things ahead, too.

Read Guardians of the Twilight Lands today!


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At Long Last: The Secret of the Perilous Wood

Posted May 4, 2023 By Mrs. Wright

Jagi here.

Five years ago, back in 2018, I wrote a series of articles on Defending the Wood Perilous. Or rather, I wrote four articles and then declared that I would write one called The Secret of the Perilous Wood.

I never got to it.

Ever since, John has been asking me to write it. He wanted to read the rest of it.

Well, I finally finished it, and I am glad I waited. I would not have been able to write this article in 2018–or if I had, it would not have meant as much.

As it turns out, this is not the end of the series. There will be more. But, for now, finally, here it is:: The Secret of the Perilous Wood!

(For those who want to read the series from the beginning, here is Part One. )

Here is an excerpt:

Now, finally, what is the Wood’s secret? To answer that question, I must tell you a story.

This is a true story. It happened long enough ago that travel from America to India was by ship, but it happened. If you wish to hear it yourself, I’ll put a link at the end, though it isn’t told by the person it happened to. Still, the person who tells of the experience also includes some related experiences of his own. It’s worth listening to.

A man wished to understand mesmerism better and how to fight it. He was so interested in this that he traveled to India to study with an Indian mystic and learn about their methods.

As he settled onto the ship, he met another traveler, a Hindu, and asked him if he believed in mesmerism.

The two of them were standing overlooking the front of the ship. It was a lovely day. Stevedores were loading baggage. The docks were busy.

Suddenly, a huge tidal wave struck the ship. The stevedores were swept away. Baggage was washed everywhere. The man had to hang on for dear life. It was a huge disaster.

Then, just as suddenly, it was over.

There was no tidal wave. The stevedores still worked on the deck. The baggage was still there.

The man’s fellow traveler smiled and asked, “Is that what you meant?”

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Best of Planetary!

Posted April 7, 2023 By Mrs. Wright

Hey, all! Jagi, here.

You may remember the Planetary anthologies that came out a few years back. While those anthologies are no longer available, a new Best of Planetary has been compiled. It features two of the best stories from each planet, and the planet Mercury belongs entirely to John and I.

So if you have not read John’s crazy time travel story about a young woman who has forgotten where she left the memory eraser helmet or my tale of how Erasmus Prospero came to know Tristmagistis (a.k.a. the god Mercury), now you can!

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Happy Birthday, Sigfried Smith…and Much More!

Posted April 1, 2023 By John C Wright

Jagi, here.

Hello, everyone. Happy April Fools’ Day and Happy Easter Season!

Today is the birthday of Sigfried Smith, the fictional character from my Books of Unexpected Enlightenment who was created by John. In Siggy’s honor, I will put a link below to the opening of “The Unexpected Rescue of Sigfried Smith,” a short story appearing in Fantastic Schools Hols (Brit slang for Holidays.)

New Substacks

The Wright Family has new substacks. Most of them are mine, but one is primarily for John’s work. I will list them below. Please share them around if you know anyone who might be interested, especially in The Art and Craft of Writing videos, which have not previously been made available. (The titles below are links.)


Wright’s Writing Report

A simple newsletter that shares news about John’s latest projects–book releases, appearances, etc. and occasionally my projects. (Same newsletter that currently exists, just moving to Substack.)


Defending the Wood Perilous

My new substack with articles about writing, life, Evangelizing Fandom, the Superversive Literary Movement, and more.



The Roanoke Glass

The student-run newspaper of Roanoke Academy for the Sorcerous Arts. This includes news about The Books of Unexpected Enlightenment, but also news of the World of the Wise, life at Roanoke, excerpts from upcoming books, and other behind the scene featuers and fun.


The Art and Craft of Writing

Supports The Art and Craft of Writing book and writing classes. I will be making the videos that go with the classes–the ones made by the Indeigogo campaign a few years back–available here a few at a time for paid subscribers.


A Light in the Darkness

A newsletter about John and my books. This is basically a repeat of Wright’s Writing Corner but less informal. (Same newsletter that currently exists, just moving to Substack.)


Excerpt from “The Unexpected Rescue of Sigfried Smith.” Page below the illustrations to see it.

Illustration by John C. Wright
Arrangement by myself
Coloration by Codex of Vegfolk Fables

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Delayed Gratitude

Posted December 2, 2022 By Mrs. Wright

Jagi, here.

I realize I am a week late, but I just wanted to give thanks for all of you. You keep up our spirits and read our books. You make being a writer worth the effort!

In particular, I would like to give thanks to everyone who has supported us in the last few years. With John out of work at the moment and us living from miracle to miracle, we are so grateful for you all!

God bless. A late Thanksgiving and Happy Advent!

Mrs. John C. Wright

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For Those In Need of Hope…

Posted January 20, 2021 By Mrs. Wright

An Article by my Lovely and Talented Wife:

Never Give Up:

The Battle Is Not Yours…

There are times when we feel as if nothing we attempt will ever succeed.

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An Unexpected Interview with my Lovely and Talented Wife

Posted December 25, 2020 By John C Wright

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: http://www.ljagilamplighter.com/. As our Author of the Day, she tells us all about The Unexpected Enlightenment of Rachel Griffin.

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FREE Audiobook, Evangelizing Fandom, and Interview

Posted October 6, 2020 By Mrs. Wright

Jagi here. Three things:

First, here is a link where you can get a FREE copy of The Unexpected Enlightenment of Rachel Griffin Audiobook. (ie a Audible code)

Second, there is a new Evangelizing Fandom–author Dana Bell discusses her experience with writing genre stories with Christian themes.

Third, interview with me over at author and publisher Richard Paolinelli’s Sunday Superversive Spotlight.

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Evangelizing Fandom

Posted September 29, 2020 By Mrs. Wright

New column on Superversive SF. They are looking for posts if anyone has a conversion story, thoughts about Christianity and Fantasy & SF, or other related idea.

Read:  Evangelizing Fandom

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Poll Now Open — Name the Superversive SF Column

Posted August 21, 2020 By Mrs. Wright

Jagi, here.

The top 12 options (as chosen by Superversive Authors) now available. Drop by and pick one!


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New Column Needs a Name!

Posted August 14, 2020 By Mrs. Wright

Jagi, here.

Come by Superversive SF and suggest a name for our new column. Also, you can read an amusing anecdote about our eldest when he was four.


Thanks all!


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Fantastic Schools, Volume One!

Posted July 7, 2020 By Mrs. Wright

Jagi, here:

After a tremendous struggle with Amazon, Fantastic Schools, Volume One is now LIVE — on paper and Kindle.

Chris Nuttall and I are the editors on this book, which contains, among other excellent stories, a Roanoke Academy story, staring Topher Evans (one of Dread’s Crew) written by Erin N. H. Furby. It also has a story by Frank Luke, who is a reader of this blog.

Have you ever wanted to go to magic school? To cast spells and brew potions and fly on broomsticks and—perhaps—battle threats both common and supernatural? Come with us into worlds of magic, where students become magicians and teachers do everything in their power to ensure the kids survive long enough to graduate. Welcome to … Fantastic Schools.

Follow a girl trying desperately to find her place in a school of dark magic, a band of witches desperate to prove they can be as good as the wizards, a school of magical monsters standing between the evil one and ultimate power, a businesswoman discovering the secrets of darkest evil … and what happens when a magical education goes badly wrong.

Follow us into worlds different, magical …

Includes stories by: Mel Lee Newmin, Emily Martha Sorensen, Aaron Van Treeck, Steven G. Johnson, George Phillies, Thomas K. Carpenter, Benjamin Wheeler, Frank B. Luke, G. Scott Huggins, Bernadette Durbin, Roger D. Strahan, Erin N.H. Furby, Denton Salle, and a Schooled In Magic novella (revealing the backstory of a major character) by Christopher G. Nuttall

Fantastic Schools, Volume One on Amazon — ebookpaper.

Fantastic Schools, Volume One on Nook, Kobo, and two other platforms

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The Great Memorial Day Book Sale!

Posted May 21, 2020 By Mrs. Wright

Jagi, here,

A great chance to find something to read for the long weekend. Sadly, John and I were not on the ball enough to get one of John’s books into this sale, but here is one on sale, just for you guys!

Normally $4.99 — on sale for $2.99:  From Barsoom to Malacandra 

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Mary’s Shelter Virtual Soiree Tonight

Posted May 8, 2020 By Mrs. Wright

Jagi, here:

One of the highlights of the year for John and I is the speeches we hear at the Mary’s Shelter Soiree. This year, the Soiree is going virtual, and I just found out that it is tonight!

Mary’s Shelter Virtual Soiree Registration (It’s free.)

Mary’s Shelter is the “Pro-Choice” folks keep saying they want. Mary’s Shelter takes in pregnant women. It helps them have their babies, and it allows them to live there for up to THREE YEARS while going to school and finding a job. Also, it is one of the few charities that accepts women who already have children.

Mary’s Shelter is in Fredericksburg, VA, but the concept is now spreading across the country.

This is a fantastic charity, and, tonight, the wonderful speeches and stories they share at their fundraising soiree are available for anyone who wants to register.

Really worth the time.


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