Magic in Tilton, NH

The Victorian Black Swan Inn will host a “Victorian Parlor Magic: Winter Soiree” the evening of Saturday February 12th from 7-10 pm

About this event

Unlike other victorian magic shows, this exclusive performance allows guests to get up-close and personal with this talented magician as he wanders among them while you enjoy a selection of hor d’oeurves and chat. Surrounded by vintage wall coverings, antique Victorian furnishings, and mysterious low lighting, guests will be immersed in mysterious Victorian splendor.

Close-up magic was popular at exclusive house parties in the Victorian era, and the elegant, candlelit rooms at this Victorian Inn, will set the mood perfectly and the elegant period atmosphere will transport you back to the golden age of magic as the the Black Swan Inn will seem part of the illusion as well.

Tickets are $35 per person Overnight Accommodations $109 plus tax

Jim Macdonald, Magician

Magic Show in Littleton, NH

Granite State Magicians & Mystery Entertainers

The Granite State Magicians & Mystery Entertainers are members of the Society of American Magicians, Assembly 118, and the International Brotherhood of Magicians, Ring 166, who have banned together to improve the art of magic and mystery entertaining for New Hampshire residents. They perform at charitable and civic events, and at private affairs.

Many of these performers bring a lifetime of practice to the organization and are adept at performing the many and varied skills which encompasses this ancient art.

This family-friendly show is at 7:00 PM, Saturday, October 2nd. For more information or to buy tickets, go to

Tickets are $15, in advance or at the door. Get your tickets here.

The Opera House is located at the entrance to Littleton’s vibrant downtown area, at 2 Union Street (intersection of Cottage/Main/Union), Littleton, NH.

Adventures in the Mageworlds

Not that we ever get to the Mageworlds in this story.  It’s an origin story, more or less, for one of our major characters, Beka Rosselin-Metadi.  It was supposed to be a light romantic romp with some bumbling criminals adding humor.  A farce.  And along the way she’d find her first love.

That didn’t make it out of the first draft.

One of the earliest stories chronologically, set a few years before the events in The Price of the Stars, it was actually one of the last Mageworlds stories we wrote.

Come join me for the grand re-launch of the Debra Doyle Memorial Edition (with an all-new “Making Of” essay) on Sunday, March 14th, 8:00-9:00 pm Eastern.

Cruddy Blood

Join me for the launch of the special Debra Doyle Memorial Edition of the young adult horror novel BAD BLOOD, a fast-paced story about a girl, a camping trip, and a werewolf problem from the height of the 1990s horror boom, told with humor, realism—and a lot of blood.
Come join the conversation, post memories of Debra, or share your best werewolf folklore!
Want to know more? Pick up a copy of the new memorial edition — with updated formatting, a memorial page for the late Dr. Doyle, and an all-new “Making of” essay written by Jim — at Madhouse Manor:
Tales will be told!

Come to the launch event, Sunday, March 14th, 6:00 pm- 7:00 pm Eastern time.

Jenny Nettles

On October the fourth of the year 1773, the brigantine Jenny Nettles, merchantman out of New Bedford, made port.    No sooner was she tied up than the crew was at work with block and tackle, with hammer and chisel, unshipping the figurehead.

The secret origin of the Thursday Challenge will be revealed.   7:00 – 8:00 Eastern Time, Sunday, March 14 (just in time for the Ides).

This is a neat little nautical ghost story, and I’m really proud of it.  And it’s being re-released in a Debra Doyle Memorial Edition.

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