In which there’s a new interview and giveaway up!

on April 24, 2014

Today there’s an interview up that I did with the lovely Mirah from PaperBack Swap blog along with a giveaway of a signed copy of CITY OF JASMINE. Go forth and enter, good people! Also, starting in May, I’m revamping the newsletters meaning more content and more exclusive content. If you’re not already receiving the…

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In which I’m elsewhere

on April 23, 2014

Today I’m the guest of the glorious group known as the Jungle Red Writers. (Mad love to them for the reference to “The Women”–one of my all-time favorite films.) The Reds have graciously posted a piece I wrote on the inspiration for Aunt Dove from CITY OF JASMINE, and I hope you enjoy! As to…

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In which books are being given away!

on April 18, 2014

By me over on Facebook–be sure to enter today’s Friday giveaway! And also by France Book Tours. They’re celebrating their one year anniversary with a giveaway extravaganza, so head on over there and join in the fun–congratulations, FBT!

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In which I am experimenting

on April 17, 2014

So today I’m playing with a bit of new technology and you can’t see it but I’ve already made twelve typos I had to correct. Oops. Fourteen. In the interest of being able to work when I travel, I bought a tablet–a super little gizmo called a Transformer by Asus and I am torn between…

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In which we’re talking research

on April 14, 2014

One of the questions I get a fair amount is whether or not it’s necessary to travel to a setting in order to write it. It’s a great question, and I’ve sat on panels with other writers who will argue both sides with vehemence. Before I tackle the answer, let me preface it by saying…

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In which we’re getting airborne

on April 10, 2014

Okay, not really. But this is as close as I got during the writing of CITY OF JASMINE. The heroine of the novel, Evangeline Starke, is an aviator bent on piloting her airplane, the Jolly Roger, across the seven seas of antiquity. (Full marks if you smelled any hint of Beryl Markham there–and ALL THE…

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In which I’m blogging about Miss Elizabeth Bennet

on April 8, 2014

Recently I received the following from reader Nancy: Deanna, I would so love for you to blog about Elizabeth Bennet. You’ve said before she’s a favorite character of yours. My response to this is a high pitched Seinfeld-y, and only 20% serious “whaaat? Are you nuts?! ¬†How could she possibly?” And yet I appear to…

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In which the chickens are curious

on April 7, 2014

Alright, y’all, I’ve had some emails lately on a few subjects so I thought I’d address them in one place. First, we’ve been talking about the Lady Julia digital novellas since May 2012–the blog entries about the digital projects are still in the archive and answers are on my FAQ page but some folks have…

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