#AtoZChallenge 2024 letter U

Ursula Vernon

I first read Ursula Vernon’s webcomic Digger when it was on a website and I had to keep reading or I was going to lose my place and probably never be able to find it again. Now this story of a wombat who finds herself lost and mixed up with a god and other strange beings is available in print.

After falling in love with her very strange imagination, I started following her on Twitter. She’s one of the people I miss after getting rid of my feed.

Under her Ursula Vernon name she seems to write more middle grade books. She wrote one that I absolutely love called Castle Hangnail. It is about a 12 year old who shows up at a castle to fill a vacancy for a wicked witch. The problem is that no matter how hard she tries, she just isn’t very wicked.

She also writes under the name T. Kingfisher. These books are for older audiences. I highly recommend A Wizard’s guide to Defensive Baking. A young witch whose only magic is bread making has to come to the defense of her city. This book is amazing but it is much darker than her Ursula Vernon books.