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Podcast interview!

A couple of weeks ago I was interviewed by Dianna Gunn for the Spoonie Authors Podcast. You can watch it on Youtube now, or follow this link for a transcript or audio-only download. We chat about disability, chronic illness, historical research, and weird stuff authors do (mostly weird stuff I do). Check it out! Like… Continue reading Podcast interview!

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Win one of 10 books!

As many of you know, my birthday is in June--the 24th to be exact. This year to celebrate, I'll be giving away 10 books on Twitter. Make sure to follow me (@knotmagick) and look out for my contests posts. I'll be giving away a total of 9 ebooks (winner's choice from my catalog) and 1… Continue reading Win one of 10 books!

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The Knits of Off the Rails

I've mentioned a few times that my health since last fall hasn't been great, and this prevented me from putting out a new pattern in honor of the OFF THE RAILS release in October. If you've been chomping at the bit for something to knit, here are a few patterns I pulled from Ravelry that… Continue reading The Knits of Off the Rails

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Kate Warne Vs. Lydia Perry

Small and neat, she wore a mauve and gray plaid skirt and matching vest and jacket. Her light brown hair was braided over the top of her forehead, and a snood of the same pristine white as her blouse covered the bun at her nape. The crinoline under her skirt was of a modest width;… Continue reading Kate Warne Vs. Lydia Perry

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The Music of Mrs. Andrews

As some of you know, the project I'm working on for Nanowrimo this month is the sequel to OFF THE RAILS, so I'm finding myself revisiting a lot of the music I listened to when I wrote the first book, with the addition of a lot of new songs. The first time around, I listened… Continue reading The Music of Mrs. Andrews

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Behind the Scenes of OFF THE RAILS

With a new book out this week, here are a few things you didn't know about Mrs. Andrews, the world of OFF THE RAILS, and the other characters in the book. She hates to be called Sophia. Even in my head she goes by "Mrs. Andrews." And no, before you ask, I didn't name her… Continue reading Behind the Scenes of OFF THE RAILS

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New Release: OFF THE RAILS

It's here! At long last. I am absolutely in love with this cover, which was once again designed by Ash K. Alexander, who has done all of my previous covers. This will be the first book in an adult historical fiction/mystery series, and can be found on Amazon here, in both ebook and paperback. This… Continue reading New Release: OFF THE RAILS

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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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OFF THE RAILS PREVIEW

Keep reading for a sneak peak at the first chapter of my next book, OFF THE RAILS, coming October 23! CHAPTER ONE November 1865 Somewhere in those shadows, something watched me. Moonlight cast my room in an eerie blue glow. Shadows softened the corners of the furniture, turning them into ominous creatures lurking in the… Continue reading OFF THE RAILS PREVIEW