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By the Grace

It is difficult enough in this age of awareness to be autistic, but in 1918 it didn’t yet exist as a diagnosis.With no vocabulary to describe her experiences or explain why certain things bother her, Julia Grace must navigate the social minefield that is Mt. Sinai School for Young Ladies. She leans on her best… Continue reading By the Grace

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New Pattern!

Pumpkin Head is a slouchy cabled hat with a garter brim that is knit flat before picking up stitches to knit the crown in the round. The pattern includes instructions to adjust the size as well as guidelines for making a two-color version of the hat. There's a two button closure on the brim. Pumpking… Continue reading New Pattern!

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POC Reading List Check In

I haven't been reading as much as I wanted to for the past month or so. No, that's not quite right. I've been enjoying other media. I want to get through more books, but I haven't been in the right head space. Instead I've been listening to a lot of podcasts. But I did still… Continue reading POC Reading List Check In

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Challenge Check in

Last month I posted about a reading challenge I set for myself, to read more authors of color, particularly Black authors. I will be posting full reviews over on my book blog, but so far I've finished 3 books from my  list this month. I have two more checked out from the library, but haven't… Continue reading Challenge Check in

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Would this Kill Me in the 1800s: Strep Throat

I don't know about the rest of you, but strep throat was the bane of my existence in middle school. I think I caught it 4 times in sixth grade, and there was talk of having my tonsils removed. But what is strep? What causes it and how dangerous is it if untreated? The Disease… Continue reading Would this Kill Me in the 1800s: Strep Throat

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By the Grace and ARC Availability

It is difficult enough in this age of awareness to be autistic, but in 1918 it didn’t yet exist as a diagnosis. With no vocabulary to describe her experiences or explain why certain things bother her, Julia Grace must navigate the social minefield that is Mt. Sinai School for Young Ladies. She leans on her… Continue reading By the Grace and ARC Availability

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Coming this Fall

Are you ready? It's time for your first teaser for my next book, out October 6. It's spooky. It's dark. And it's inspired by a historical period that mirrors the current one. BY THE GRACE is a paranormal mystery set in 1918, with an autistic main character. Stay tuned for more information. If you want… Continue reading Coming this Fall

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Knitting WIPs and FOs

This looks a bit anticlimactic, doesn't it? I promise, it'll get more interesting. Eventually this is going to turn into a sock. I swear.Specifically, it's going to become the mate to the sock below that I made a couple of months ago, then walked away from so I could finish other stuff that needed to… Continue reading Knitting WIPs and FOs

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A Reading Challenge

Since my post last week, I've continued to ruminate over ways I can help the Black community and show my support, even though I'm limited right now. Last week I mentioned that I would do a free manuscript critique for any Black author. My next step is to work on educating myself. Over and over… Continue reading A Reading Challenge

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An Interlude

Like many of you, I'm sure, I don't know what to do in the wake of recent events. All I can do is keep moving forward, which feels callous. But I am not at the center of this conversation, nor should I be as a white woman. I have tried to use my work to… Continue reading An Interlude