I’ve been tinkering a bit with my website. For my forthcoming novel (for which I hope to be able to post cover art soon), I’ve added a list of further reading as well as a PDF article about my research on …

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I’m absolutely delighted to welcome Kristie Dean to my blog as part of her tour! Her new book, The World of Richard III, focuses on the places associated with Richard III. If you’re preparing to go to England for the …

Kristie Dean says:
Thank you, Esther. Thanks, Susan for hosting the tour! more
Esther says:
Sounds like an interesting book …. it is on my “to be... more
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Today I’m happy to be hosting Jeffrey Stayton, who’s written a novel set in the immediate aftermath of the American Civil War called This Side of the River. Over to Jeffrey! Nostalgia One of the most difficult aspects of writing …

Judith Ahmed says:
How interesting! What dark secrets could still come out of the wars in Iraq and... more
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I’m delighted to welcome Adrienne Dilliard, author of Cor Rotto: A Novel of Catherine Carey, to my blog! Here’s the blurb for Adrienne’s novel, her first: The dream was always the same … the scaffold before me. I stared on …

Jacqueline Baird says:
This book sounds very well researched and interesting. I would love to read it! more
Nancy L. Smith says:
I would love to read this book! Catherine Carey sounds like she was a... more

Dear Cousin: John Surratt’s Letters to Bell Seaman

On at least five occasions, John Surratt, the youngest son of Mary Surratt, put pen to paper to write to his second cousin, Isabel (“Bell”) Seaman, who lived with her family in Washington, Pennsylvania. The first three letters (the second …

 

Merry Christmas, and An Excerpt!

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Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year! I’ve been busy revising my forthcoming novel, Hanging Mary, for the publisher. Here’s a seasonal excerpt for you, set at Mary Surratt’s boardinghouse 150 years ago on Christmas Eve, 1864: The men had …

 

Search Terms–They’re BAAAAACK!

what does Mary Boleyn look like today In all honesty, probably not very good. why they thought anne boleyn was a witch for kids To be followed by “Why They Thought Anne Boleyn was an Adulteress for Kids.” google It …

 

Excerpts from Hanging Mary!

Last night, after a great deal of cutting and pasting of HTML, I managed to create a spot on my website’s menu bar for Hanging Mary–along with excerpts! Check them out here. I’ll be adding a “Further Reading” link for …

 

Sister to Two Kings: Anne, Duchess of Exeter

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(In an attempt to streamline my website and avoid duplication, I am going to be deleting some pages from my website and posting them on my blog instead. Here’s an article on my website that appeared some time ago.) Anne, …

 

Finished! And a Timely Excerpt

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I  just hit “send” on the completed manuscript of my Mary Surratt novel, Hanging Mary. There will be a few tweaks to come, no doubt, but I’m pleased with how it turned out. (The characters would not echo my sentiments.) …