Penny Gaffs, Sideshows, and The Silver King

I’m in the middle of rewriting the original draft of Book 2 (Blood Rites), and I’ve decided to introduce several minor characters that provide an entrance for a very important main character. It’s always interesting as a writer to provide color and context to historical fiction, and this new collection of characters provides that in huge letters. I’m talking about Tom Norman, aka ‘The Silver King’ and his traveling sideshow. Norman is often portrayed in film as a middle-aged to older man with a wine-soaked paunch and a sour face, but in truth he was only 28 years old at […]