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Books and TV for Nanowrimo

As I mentioned on Monday, my muse came in and wrecked all of my plans at the last minute, so I've been trying to reassemble my background material for Nanowrimo. I'm the type of writer who has to fully immerse themselves in the world of their book, which means all the media I consume while… Continue reading Books and TV for Nanowrimo

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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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Pattern Diving: Dru Faust

One of my favorite things to do is figure out what my characters would wear. Even better when I can dig through the pattern library on Ravelry for historically inspired knits. All links lead back to Ravelry. All images come from their respective pattern pages and are property of the original owners. Dru 1920s Cloche… Continue reading Pattern Diving: Dru Faust

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2019 Charity Donations Part II

The people (you guys) have spoken and the winner of the charity poll is The Navajo Water Project. Thank you to everyone who voted. I hope that as time passes and my platform (and my income!) grow, I can add more charities to the list. For the time being, the donation amount will be 5%… Continue reading 2019 Charity Donations Part II

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2018 Wrap Up

Books written: 3 Books published: 3 Books queried: 2 Books read: Cats acquired: 1 Road trips taken: 1 Total knitting projects: Total sewing projects: Units of chocolate consumed: Too many to count Plans for new year: infinite   Like what you see? You can find my books on Amazon!

writing

NaNo Better Late than Never?

I decided to forego my annual training camp this year since it was getting a bit redundant, and now I'm kind of regretting it. I realized last week that the outline I wrote out two years ago was nowhere to be found. I remember handwriting at least two different copies and typing one of them, but… Continue reading NaNo Better Late than Never?

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Victorian Hair Care

Colleen moved the end table from the chair by the fire behind me, arranging the empty basin and other tools she would need. She began by letting down the plait. With a towel wrapped about my shoulders, she applied a mixture of egg yolk, rosemary, and water with a brush. She piled my hair on… Continue reading Victorian Hair Care

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The F-Word

I’d like to take a moment to talk about a dirty word. The F-word. No, not that one. Think for a moment. Look inside yourself for the answers Do you believe that people should be hired and paid based on merit? Do you believe people should be able to study whatever subject they want, regardless… Continue reading The F-Word

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Coming soon!

That's right! Are you guys ready? The title of my next book is... *drumroll* OFF THE RAILS. Sophia Andrews was fully prepared for her husband to die fighting for the Union--or at least, as prepared as one can be for such an eventuality. She was not expecting him to be murdered in cold blood on… Continue reading Coming soon!

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July Wrap Up

The Books 38. Felicity Saves the Day by Valerie Tripp 39. Changes for Felicity by Valerie Tripp 40. The Winter of Red Snow by Kristiana Greggory 41. Over the Edge of the World by Laurence Bergreen I'm reading a lot of books from when I was a kid the last couple of months, I know.… Continue reading July Wrap Up