21: Crooked Kingdom – Show Notes

DSRA

First Segment

  • The Founding of Amsterdam
  • ‘The Miracle of Amsterdam’
  • The Shelf Life of HerringHerring Bus
  • Rise of Dutch Merchants
  • The Dutch RevoltSpanish Intolerance
    •  Dutch Tolerance
  • The Sack of Antwerp
  • Dutch East India Company
    • Dutch dominance in global commerce
  • The Dutch Golden Age
  • The Golden Age of Amsterdam
    • Financial center of the world
  • Merchant Oligarchy
  • Dutch Tolerance

Second Segment

  • Leigh Bardugo
    • Born in Jerusalem
    • Lives in Los Angeles
    • Formerly a makeup artist
    • Sings in a band Captain Automatic
  • First SeriesThe Grisha Trilogy
    • Shadow and Bone (2012)
    • Siege and Storm (2013)
    • Ruin and Rising (2014)
      • Her inspiration for the Series/WorldWhat if darkness was a place?
      • Old Russian Imperial Atlas
  • Crooked Kingdom Duology
    • InspirationFantasy Heist!!!
    • Changes from The Grisha trilogy
      • Third person perspective
      • 6 different character POVs
      • What would happen if you brought a gun to a magic fight?
  • ProcessBeat Sheet
    • Acts, sequences, and structure
  • Drafts that get progressively larger instead of trimmed down
  • Diversity and serious issues in her books
    • Human TraffickingGEMS (Girls Education and Mentoring Services)
    • People of color in a fantasy world
  • Future WorkWonder Woman YA novel

Interview with Lauren Fortgang

  • Relationship With Authors
    • Audible and contacting authors
  • Leigh Bardugo’s Notes on Six of Crows
    • Setting the tone
    • Country analogs
    • Audio Files of Pronunciations
  • Meeting Leigh in Person
  • Recording Before the Release
    • Top secret drafts
    • No spoilers!

Interview with Leigh Bardugo

  • Writing Six Anti Heroes
    • Multiple POV
  • Not the chosen one
  • Reading Chapters Out of Sequence
  • The Importance of Historical Accuracy
    • More leeway with European cultures
  • Other historical influences
    • Las Vegas, Venice, New York
  • Tweaking Unbelieveable Historical Facts
  • Ketterdam is the Anti-Ravka
  • Economics in fantasy books
  • Introverted Writers on Press Tour
  • Subversive Folk Tales
    • Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn‘Momcore’