Quick note for Virginia Book Festival attendees!

on March 20, 2016

During yesterday’s appearance at the Virginia Festival of the Book–hey, y’all, thanks for having me!–I mentioned a fabulous Persia Woolley book on writing historical fiction. I also mangled the title If you’re looking for it, the book is called HOW TO WRITE AND SELL HISTORICAL FICTION. I believe it’s out of print, but it is…

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Something about gratitude

on September 3, 2015

I am currently on tour to mark the release of A CURIOUS BEGINNING. Regular blogging will resume in October, but please drop by the blog every Tuesday and Thursday in September for posts from the archive. In the meantime, hope to see you on tour! This post originally ran in 2008. More than one person…

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Digging in the archives for rules for Southern ladies

on July 16, 2015

This post from the archives was originally published in 2007. I started thinking the other day about the rules I was raised with. Not the little stuff like, “Don’t lie” and “Don’t steal”, but the BIG rules, the ones that apply to Southern girls. In no particular order, here are the ones I remember most…

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