"Cold Spell" was another milestone in my career; it was the first story I sold to somebody other than MZB. Of course, I was still selling to somebody who knew me, but I considered it progress. The story was written for Andre Norton, who was editing a shared-world anthology called MAGIC IN ITHKAR. The participating authors chose trades for their characters, and I picked candle-making because it was something I could actually do. Eirthe Candlemaker appears in some of my later stories--as well as some of Marion's, because Eirthe and Lythande (one of Marion's characters) became friends and occasionally encountered each other in the course of their respective journeys.
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