This article was originally published March 17, 2016.
Falling down a rabbit hole, stepping into a wardrobe: you never know where you’ll find adventure in the pages of a children’s fantasy story. But when it comes to Seanan McGuire’s new novella, Every Heart a Doorway, finding the location to those special entrances to wonder is exactly the point.
“Every Heart a Doorway is set after these kids have gone to their magical worlds, been chosen, had their adventures, and eventually been rejected by their own escapes,” said McGuire. “Imagine being pulled out of your normal world for a special task…and then, when it’s over, being thrown back into your normal life, and told that you’re never going to be able to go back to the place where you were special, accepted, happy, and whole.”