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Life is a circus — but is the circus all it’s cracked up to be? Delilah S. Dawson ponders this very question, on several different levels, in her latest novel Wicked After Midnight. We now place her in the center ring to address the topic. Here’s your popcorn, and there’s her spotlight…
DELILAH S. DAWSON:
Here is a painful truth: the circus is a magical place only so long as you’re allowed to leave when the show is over.
That’s the first sentence of Wicked After Midnight, and that’s also the Big Idea behind the book. And at the heart of that sentiment is the same thing that’s at the heart of every creature alive, including me: murderous clowns.
Just kidding. It’s actually fear.
And, more importantly, gaining the courage to break past it.
The steampunk fantasy world in which my Blud series takes place was built to be…
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