We are excited to announce the return of the Muggles Market, just in time for Valentine’s Day! This year’s theme is Muggles Market: Love and Plunder, combining our adoration of pirates and love. As usual, you have a wonderful opportunity to get to know our artists, writers, artisans, and entertainment through our Muggles Market Spotlights.
Leann Rettell is a returning author with our Muggles Markets. We asked them a few questions about their life, work, and what treasures they’ll be bringing to Muggles Market: Love and Plunder
Please tell us all about the plunder you’ll be bringing to Muggles Market.
I am bringing my books in the Conjuragic Trilogy and Hands of Time Series. The Conjuragic Trilogy begins with “Out of the Shadows“. As a witch in hiding, Ora’s had no choice. Moving from city to city with her mom kept them safe but didn’t leave room for friendship. One day Ora is caught using her magic, but not just by anyone. A young wizard named Will from the world she has been running from catches her. Instead of discovering her secret, Will assumes she is like him. For the first time Ora is able to be herself and have a friend. But as their friendship grows, Ora risks capture if she is discovered, but really what’s the worst thing that could happen?
The Hands of Time Series begins with ‘The Dream Thief“. We are guarded by immortals when we dream. Dream thieves watch over the unconscious wanderings of the human mind, plucking out the most dangerous dreams before they can take root and turn us into monsters. Malcolm Jones has been a dream thief since the dawn of time, but for once, he has failed. Sifting through the chaos in the mind of his latest target, he has left behind fragments of a particularly dark and twisted dream, ugly seeds that he knows will blossom into an unholy idea. If he can’t find this woman again and finish the job he bungled, this dreamer will create a very real cataclysm that will damn the entire human race. All he has to go on are fragments; his only help are his fellow dream thieves and a few trusted humans. And Malcolm is running out of time.
How did you get started making your glorious plunder?
I began writing while in medical school. I have decided a side effect of ambition is lack of contentment so I always have to have a goal I’m striving to complete!
What’s an item you are bringing that you are really excited about?
I’m truly hoping to be able to bring the last book in the Hands of Time Series- The Dream Master.
What else would you like everyone to know about your wares?
The Hands of Time is an urban fantasy with a paranormal mystery vibe with some spice thrown in for good measure. Not to worry, Conjuragic is a coming of age, reluctant hero with magic appropriate for all ages.
What’s your favorite love or pirate story and why?
A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas. I love the relationship between the protagonist and her love interest- supportive while playful and enemies to lovers is such a fun trope!
You can find Leann Rettell on the interwebs!
And, of course, you will meet them in person at Muggles Market: Love and Plunder on Sunday February 5, 2023 from 10:00AM to 4:00PM at Queen’s Sports Complex, 2229 Tyvola Rd. Charlotte, NC 28210! It’s always a good time for pirates! So dress in your finest, sea-worthy garb, and come check out these awesome treasures!