Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Blood Calls to Blood
"Blood Calls to Blood" was written for CHICKS IN CHAINMAIL, the first of Esther M. Friesner's Chicks anthologies, which was published in August 1995. The ideas came from several places: the local Renaissance Faire, where one actually could buy chain-mail bikinis, my experiences in the Citizen's Police Academy run by the Berkeley Police Department (if your local PD runs one, I highly recommend it), and life with a professional author--and her library. PSYCHIC SELF-DEFENSE is a real book, and the instructions for making holy water are on page 176.
"Blood Calls to Blood" is part of my collection MAGIC IN SUBURBIA, which is available in paperback and Kindle formats.