Susan

The First, and Possibly Last, Post in Which I Mention a Hedgehog

Like my new blog colors? I thought the old ones were a bit hard on the eyes. Over the weekend, my daughter watched the movie Mean Girls, about high school cliques, and we adults were allowed to join in. It’s a funny movie. Anyway, one of the clique leaders had a habit of saying “Shut […]

The First, and Possibly Last, Post in Which I Mention a Hedgehog Read More »

The Writer’s Promo and The Queen’s Confession

Promotional bit first: My first book signing will be at Brightleaf Books in Smithfield, North Carolina, on Friday, June 23! (Time to be arranged.) This gives me two months to perfect a signature that actually looks like “Susan Higginbotham” instead of the mark of a highly dysfunctional two-year-old, so please come to admire my handiwork.

The Writer’s Promo and The Queen’s Confession Read More »

Philip Lindsay’s "Royal Scandal"

I finished Royal Scandal today, the priceless cover of which I posted on my previous blog (“The most reckless love in the wickedest court in history!” we are promised). Fortunately (or unfortunately, depending upon your perspective), the novel doesn’t live up to its sensational cover. Originally published in 1933 with the clunky title of Here

Philip Lindsay’s "Royal Scandal" Read More »

Nonhistorical and Historical Characters: Should They Mingle?

Finished reading Katherine Howard, a 1969 novel by Jessica Smith, yesterday. Like the other historical novels I’ve read about this foolish but intriguing young queen, it was somewhat disappointing, though I admittedly didn’t have huge hopes for it. Though the author often commented that Katherine was a featherhead, she didn’t come up with any motivation

Nonhistorical and Historical Characters: Should They Mingle? Read More »

Scroll to Top
Scroll to Top