Cast Off

Guest Post on I Read Banned Books

Why is there so much underage drinking in Cast Off? Find out here.

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June 18th, 2015|Categories: 17th Century, Being Human, Cast Off, Writing|Tags: |1 Comment

It’s Always More Fun at the Kids Table

Why do I write for kids? What’s different–and what’s the same–when you set a book in distant time period? Opera–really? Find out at Cracking the Cover!

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June 17th, 2015|Categories: 17th Century, Cast Off, Writing|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Interview on Mother Daughter Book Club

In which I talk about whether historical fiction is appealing and relevant today. Of course it is! Find out why here.

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June 16th, 2015|Categories: 17th Century, Cast Off|Tags: , |0 Comments

An Interview on Read Now Sleep Later

What a great name for a blog about books! In which I talk about writing characters with different points of view, cultural differences, deep emotional struggles, my next book, and pie vs cake. Read Now here!

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June 15th, 2015|Categories: 17th Century, Cast Off, Pets, Writing|Tags: , |0 Comments

Next stop on the blog tour: Books Unbound

Many thanks to Crystal for a fun interview on her excellent blog, Books Unbound! I talk about Cast Off, writing for kids, the 1600s, childhood pets, and more.

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June 9th, 2015|Categories: 17th Century, Cast Off, Cats, Writing|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Guest Post and Giveaway on Unleashing Readers

I stopped by Unleashing Readers today to talk about how I researched Cast Off. And Ricki Ginsberg wrote a beautiful review and is hosting a Cast Off giveaway!

Details are here.

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June 4th, 2015|Categories: Cast Off|Tags: |0 Comments

Happy Birthday to Cast Off!

books on stool2mediumIt’s true, it’s true, CAST OFF: THE STRANGE ADVENTURES OF PETRA DE WINTER AND BRAM BROEN, officially launched into the world today! Wahoo! Friends, let me tell you, there’s no better, weirder, surrealer, more humbling feeling than waking up in the morning and knowing that as of right […]

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May 19th, 2015|Categories: Cast Off, Writing|Tags: |2 Comments

Hip Hip Hoay!

Warning: I’m about to geek out in an etymological fashion.

When I wrote Cast Off, the novel that’s coming out this coming Tuesday, May 19 (!!), I tried not to use words that didn’t exist when the novel takes place, which is the 1660s. So, for example, hullabaloo was out, because it originated in the 18th century, but hubbub was fine because it […]

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May 13th, 2015|Categories: 17th Century, Cast Off, Writing|Tags: , , , , |2 Comments

Shhhh…Let me tell you a secret.

You don’t have to be a Trekkie to appreciate the Vulcan patriotism displayed by president and COO Bradley Abelow at his congressional subcommittee hearing for the MF Global debacle. Live long and prosper, indeed!

Like many people, I was thrilled to see this picture in the NY Times today because nothing gets me going like SECRET MESSAGES. My vote for best […]

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December 16th, 2011|Categories: Being Human, Writing|Tags: , , , , , , |1 Comment