New Website Material for Hanging Mary

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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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 …

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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 …

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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.) …

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Watch This Space!

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Yes, things have been mighty quiet here, but for a very good reason: I am almost finished with my new novel, Hanging Mary (the official title). It’s the story of Mary Surratt, the first woman hanged by the United States …

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Name Nora’s Cat! A Contest

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Happy New Year! As promised, it’s time for this blog’s first (and perhaps only) cat-naming contest! Here’s the background: one of my heroines in my novel in progress, Nora, is known to have had a cat. We don’t know anything …

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An Update, and Some Public Service Announcements

It’s been a while since I mentioned any news about my books, so I wanted to give you an update on what’s going on (and, alas, what’s not going on) with me. First, the good news: my first nonfiction book, …

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The Next Big Things: Woodvilles and Stuarts

As you might have noticed, there is a blog meme going about called “The Next Big Thing,” where authors answer questions about their works in progress and tag other authors to do the same. I was tagged by the wonderful …

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Heads Up! (Or Should It Be Heads Off?)

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  Nothing of substance to say, except that you can get the electronic version of Her Highness, the Traitor cheap today! It’s $2.99 in the United States and £1.99 in the UK. Amazon US Amazon UK Barnes and Noble Happy reading! Blog …

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The Duchesses Go on Tour, and the Queen Pays a Visit

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A week from today, Her Highness, the Traitor, my novel about Frances Grey, Duchess of Suffolk, and Jane Dudley, Duchess of Northumberland, will go on sale here in the United States (June 29 in the UK), and I’m excited! Beginning on …

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