I failed to mention this yesterday, so I hope it's not too late, but there is an interesting post, over at Abigail's fine All Things Urban Fantasy with Urban Fantasy author Laura Bickle concerning her upcoming debut novel Ember, and the cute minor character (ahem, a salamander). Go on over and take a peek, if you have a chance.
Oh, and my friend Julianne at Writing the Renaissance has a post on Francois I who, it looks, had a similiar thing for salamanders. :) Check it out here.
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