In which it’s the book’s turn

on May 8, 2013

Since we’re talking backstory this week–FINALLY. I’ve been sitting on these posts for about 18 months!–I thought I’d post the backstory of the book itself: the research. Now, this doesn’t represent all of the research. There were books I got from the library–both regular collections and interlibrary loans. There were documentaries and films I watched,…

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In which it’s Gideon’s turn

on May 7, 2013

Gideon was one of the most interesting characters to develop. He is a man with a simpler lifestyle than the white characters in the book–and a man who understands himself and the world around him better since he has his eyes fixed firmly on what he feels to be essential. Coming from a culture that–of…

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In which we’re talking backstory

on May 6, 2013

So now that A SPEAR OF SUMMER GRASS is finally out we can start talking about what went into it! Today it’s Delilah’s backstory–specifically, her American backstory. Initially, she was English and I didn’t give it much thought. But then I started digging into the research. I read masses of memoirs, letters, journals, biographies–all dealing…

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In which it’s all bits and bobs

on May 2, 2013

Morning, chickens! Today’s post is a collection of odds and ends. It’s been a whirlwind week for sure. With the release of SPEAR–YAY!–there have been loads of little projects to tie up and some new opportunities to pursue. Loads of good stuff going on, just trying to keep myself organized so I don’t miss anything!…

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In which I say thanks!

on May 1, 2013

Readers are the best. NO, REALLY. Y’all made yesterday’s launch a really wonderful day, and I hugely appreciate it! It looks like Amazon and B&N are now accepting reviews, so if you planned on leaving one, you’re good to go. (And thanks for that as well!) I hope you saw yesterday’s update with the contest…

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