Maggie started the night off with a brief intro and read a passage from The Scorpio Races. Maggie said that she had always wanted to write a story about the mythical water horses that she had read about when she was a child. The story was of a beautiful but also deadly creature. The original myth was very strange and had all of these weird rules for the horses and it wasn't until she realized that she could get rid of the parts of the story that she didn't like was she able to finally write the story. She also likened her book to Top Gun but then said her editor didn't like that and switched to say that her book was like My Little Pony/Jurassic Park.
All in all a very fun night. Thanks, Corey and Maggie, for coming out to my hood!
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