Monthly Archives: November 2013

In which I am so happy

Dearest chickens! I hope you’ve all had a lovely start to the holiday season. There are so many wonderful things to share–if you haven’t already signed up for the newsletter, check the right-hand sidebar of the blog and DO IT. … Continue reading

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In which it’s Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to all the American chickens out there! And happy Thursday to the rest. Enjoy this repost of my chat with Sarah Wendell. Hope you have a great weekend–and on November 30, we have a VERY special treat in … Continue reading

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In which it’s Thanksgiving week in the US, poodles!

And that means with only two days to go until Turkey Day, things are being stuffed or marinated or hot glued so you’re probably looking for a little unrelated cheer to take your mind off of the giblets. And everybody … Continue reading

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In which Julia writes a letter

If Theodora gets a chance to share her correspondence, then surely Julia must. Here is a letter from Julia written to her sister, Portia, shortly before her marriage to Sir Edward Grey. It’s a little peek into life before Nicholas… … Continue reading

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In which readers wanted food

When I was pondering subjects for bloggery, a reader said anything was fine but FOOD PLEASE. I’m nothing if not accommodating, so here is a recipe from the graceful and memorable Hortense de Bellefleur–Fleur from the Lady Julia Grey series. … Continue reading

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In which we’re catching up quickly!

Hello, chickens! I’m deep in the throes of revisions of the novel that comes after CITY OF JASMINE–does that even seem possible?? Anyway, I wanted to share just a few quick links to things you might have missed. First, here’s … Continue reading

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In which Theodora writes a letter

Those of you who have the digital edition of THE DEAD TRAVEL FAST had a few special pieces of extra content written exclusively for you. Since it’s been a few years since the book came out (!) I thought I’d … Continue reading

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In which we’re getting creative up in here

So the reason I went to New Mexico was to deliver my inaugural workshop on creativity. Which is a fancy way of saying I went to give a creativity workshop for THE VERY FIRST TIME EVER OH MY GOD SCARY. … Continue reading

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In which we’re talking about Principles of Writing

So, reader Nancy asked if I would write a post about my principles of writing. And just putting it down in black and white makes it seem like I should call it PRINCIPLES OF WRITING which is scary and formal … Continue reading

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In which I’m not here

Well, technically I am, but I’m packing to leave for New Mexico which ought to be a HOOT since I don’t do well at altitude and I have to give this creativity workshop for the first time…but I think we’re … Continue reading

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