In which we talk reviews

on August 26, 2014

Today we have a reader question from Alice: Hi Deanna! My question might be rather obvious but it is something I’ve always wanted to know about authors. My question is, how much do you pay attention to reader reviews? For example when readers post reviews on Amazon.com or Barnes and Noble. Do you as the…

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In which we get to talk about clothes

on August 21, 2014

For reader question month, Megan B wanted to know: Where do you get your ideas for what the characters wear? Oh, the clothes are so much fun to play with! Since I tend to stick with a time period for several books, I get a thorough grounding in the popular silhouettes and fabrics. Luckily for…

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In which we’re talking research

on August 19, 2014

Continuing with reader question month, Aimee Celeste asked: You do a lot of great research for your novels. What are your favorite resources for historical details, particularly in the time periods you write in? I have a wide variety of sources, and I’m not remotely snobbish about where I start. For instance, I’m a huge…

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In which we talk travel

on August 14, 2014

Reader question month continues with this query from Carroll R: I better get one in at least–I loved the description of Damascus, the bazaars and the restaurant where they ate and the feeling of being there in that time—-What did you research to be able to describe it so well, and, as I was conjuring…

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In which we’re talking the Vespiary

on August 7, 2014

We’re doing reader questions this month, and MP Vadel wrote: So, the Vespiary series. I have absolutely delighted in the development of this series, and even more so, in how the Lady Julia series and this new series have been woven together. Was this something that naturally happened once you thought about writing about another…

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In which it’s time for reader questions

on August 5, 2014

God, I love August. Every year I turn the blog over to readers to ask what they like. Today’s question comes courtesy of Benedetta: I’m an italian reader…so i’m sorry becouse i’ll probably make some mistakes.. i’ve just read “wuthering heigths” and “jane Eire”. I think that you use many topics that i found there….

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