Monday, 16 September 2013

MUSE MONDAY: The Smoky Moth of Enid Richemont

This week, the Unicorn welcomes experienced children's author Enid Richemont...

Enid Richemont
Who or what is your muse?
Enid: My Muse is a totally silent, smoky Moth. Its wings are covered in the softest fur, and its body is jewelled. Its eyes, which are multi-facetted, see everything, but Moth doesn't easily share, and has to be persuaded and wooed. Sometimes Moth is male, but mostly it's female, or a combination of both.

moth picture: creative commons Wikipedia

When did you first meet?
Enid: Long ago, when I was writing THE GLASS BIRD.

Does your muse appear in any of your books and/or artwork?
Enid: Moth haunts THE GLASS BIRD, because Moth and the Bird are kindred creatures.

If you won the lottery and had complete artistic freedom, what would your muse write/create?
Enid: A magic substance that would stop people from hurting each other - hurting others is such a waste of joy and life.

Before you go, does your muse have a message for the Unicorn?
Moth: Our people are such slow learners, and only we know how much they have to learn. Meet me in a hundred years or so, and maybe we'll fly together?

It's a date! By that time I should have grown some lovely wings like Pegasus - and I'm hoping they will sparkle like my horn, so maybe I'll be able to fly in the dark like a moth.

Find out more about Enid on her website:


More than anything else in the world, Adam wants a friend. One day, walking home from school, Adam picks up a conker and - almost as a joke - he makes a wish. He wishes for a friend. But the conker leads him to something quite different: a glittering glass bird hidden in the ferns.

It's the most beautiful thing Adam's ever seen, and the most extraordinary - for the bird appears to live and breathe. Could it be that this wonderful creature has the power to make Adam's wish come true?

You can buy this book for only 98p from the Kindle store.



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