A linky round-up

on May 31, 2016

Last day of May, chickens! I don’t know about y’all, but 2016 seems to be FLYING by around here. We’ve had an astonishing number of rainy days which has meant more time than usual puttering around inside the house and on the computer. Here are a few things I’ve found to amuse: *Quiz: Which MASTERPIECE…

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on August 13, 2015

Sometimes when I travel to a place I love, I get homesick for it when I return and settle back into my normal life. I was raised on a steady diet of English children’s books and Earl Grey, and I can say I was homesick for England before I ever went. There are a few…

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Linky go-round!

on June 25, 2015

It’s a veritable merry-go-round of links today–don’t get dizzy! *Thanks to writer pal Susanna Kearsley, I discovered the Live Cam Rome/Pantheon. A quick search turned up another in the Piazza Navona. Need a little armchair travel? There’s nothing better than pulling up a live cam and pretending it’s your hotel window. Make sure you’re eating…

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An ancestor with a sticky end…

on June 4, 2015

The family name of de Braose isn’t exactly a household word these days, but in the times of the early kings of England, the de Braoses were movers and shakers. As a player in the Norman Conquest, William I de Braose was given lands in Sussex according to the Domesday Book. They became Marcher Lords,…

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In which OH MY GOD, IT’S D-DAY

on January 15, 2015

This is D-Day, chickens–Delivery Day, the day the final version of the first book in Veronica Speedwell’s adventures gets turned in to the editor. The time for changes is past. Everything from here on out will be limited to the odd word or phrase. No rewriting allowed. I will have the book turned in by…

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