Here is a blog post I wrote for Writing Wranglers and Warriors today. Enjoy!
As most of you know my Inzared series is about a Gypsy Circus set in the mid-1800’s in America. I thought you might like to know a little about this often-misunderstood culture.
Gypsies, sometimes called Travelers, originated from India and emigrated to Europe around 1300. Because of their dark skin and odd language they were mostly shunned from well-populated areas. At the time, the Europeans thought they might be scouts for an Ottoman invasion and shunned them. Thus began the Gypsy nomadic journeys of moving from place to place. These people were highly trained craftspeople but those in Europe wanted nothing to do with them at first.
The Gypsy way of life was not so different as modern-day people who choose to retire and live in a motor home, other than their beliefs and culture. Gypsies were musicians, fortune tellers, healers and…
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