Monthly Archives: June 2015

Housekeeping notes!

Did you think we were going to talk about bathtub ring? Nope, not even close. Today I’ve got a few housekeeping notes about the blog. Next Monday I’ll be leaving for London/Paris for two weeks, and between organizing for the … Continue reading

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Linky go-round!

It’s a veritable merry-go-round of links today–don’t get dizzy! *Thanks to writer pal Susanna Kearsley, I discovered the Live Cam Rome/Pantheon. A quick search turned up another in the Piazza Navona. Need a little armchair travel? There’s nothing better than … Continue reading

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Today I’m loving

We have a Loving post today, and I am smitten with my Eyebobs. It’s a truth universally acknowledged that once you hit 40, you will have to make friends with reading glasses. I turned 47 last week, and I have … Continue reading

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Today we’re watching ballet

Fair warning: I’m going to gush a bit. If you are a fan of ballet–or even just a good story–grab “Afternoon of a Faun: Tanaquil Le Clercq”. A superb documentary detailing the career of Tanaquil Le Clercq, the muse of … Continue reading

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Digging through the archives…

Today’s archived post comes to us from 2007! This is what happens when a writer of murder mysteries gets bored… Last week I attended a middle school choir concert, and as usual, I amused myself by composing a list of … Continue reading

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Today’s post is about writing

And it’s one of those times that I want to laugh hollowly at the idea that I have anything to say upon the subject. I’m curled fetal under my desk, whimpering. This is my eleventh full-length novel for publication, and … Continue reading

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It’s time to make a plan…

So I have a capsule wardrobe plan for the London/Paris trip next month. Will I stick to it? Heaven only knows, but I want to. I LOVE the idea of packing a smallish bag with plenty of room for souvenirs. … Continue reading

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An ancestor with a sticky end…

The family name of de Braose isn’t exactly a household word these days, but in the times of the early kings of England, the de Braoses were movers and shakers. As a player in the Norman Conquest, William I de … Continue reading

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It’s Reading day!

The days I do book recs are always fun for me, and I thought I’d give this one a twist by adding a theme: PAPAL THINGS. I have long been fascinated by papal history; the intricate plots of Vatican politics … Continue reading

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