Narrelle M Harris is not only the editor of this anthology, her love of all things corvid of course means she's written a story as well. Here Narrelle talks about her tale for Clamour and Mischief called "Seven for a Secret."
What is the most unexpected tidbit you learned while researching your story?
Actually, my whole story is based on things I learned prior to writing it, the most surprising of which was that Australian magpies are not members of the corvid family. Europeans came and saw black and white birds that looked like magpies, so the name stuck. However, the Aussie magpie is a member of the Artamidae family.
You’ll notice I managed to work it in with all the Aussie crows anyway.
What was your favourite thing about writing a story for Clamour and Mischief?
I got to write about a kid building a crow army! I’ve always loved the idea. If I lived where crows live, I’d be trying to build a crow army too…
Which is your favourite corvid and why?
The Australian raven is glossy and has that gorgeous little fluffy feathery beard and looks every bit as moody and evocative as its English relative in the Tower of London. They’re very handsome birds and I adore them.
My website can be found at https://narrellemharris.com.au.
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