Author Archives: Deanna Raybourn

Galpal Sally has a problem

Before I headed into the revision cave–did I mention that’s where I am? Yep, from March 7-April 30. These posts were written and scheduled and I am not really here. It’s like I’m ghost-posting!–I put out a call on Twitter … Continue reading

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Historical girl crush alert!

Usually when I proclaim a historical girl crush, it’s my platonic adoration of a female historical figure. This time, it’s heartfelt admiration for a gifted historian, Helen Castor. I first came across her work when I saw the three-part series … Continue reading

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I have taken the plunge…

I’ve done it, y’all. I ditched my heels. According to this article in the Washington Post I’m not alone. Sales of stilettos have tanked and we’re buying flats and sneakers by the bushel. For years, when I went to conferences, … Continue reading

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Method and process, part 2

So last week I nattered on about process and today we’re wrapping up. I talked about my giant mind maps for outlining and how I use those maps to explore shadowy areas of the plot that I need to clarify. … Continue reading

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Method and process, part 1

Lately I have had several people ask about my outlining process, so I thought I’d jot a quick post about it. First, the caveat: Anything I say about process is what works for me. NEVER assume it will work–or should … Continue reading

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Not quite a spoonful of sugar, but almost as good…

So lately I’ve been doing a heap of traveling–yay!–and schlepping my bag–boo. For the book tour, there was no way around using a proper, albeit small, suitcase. There was a 70-degree temperature fluctuation from Phoenix to Nashville, and I needed … Continue reading

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Reminders and book recs!

If you’re in the greater Atlanta area, don’t forget to come see me–and Lauren Willig!–at our events this weekend. Friday we’re at the Mountain View Public Library, and on Saturday we’ll be at Books For Less in Buford courtesy of … Continue reading

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HUGE thanks!

Popping in to say a heartfelt THANK YOU to all of you who made A TREACHEROUS CURSE a USA TODAY bestseller! We’ve been popping champagne at our house, and we’re lifting a glass to all of the readers, booksellers, librarians, … Continue reading

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Round-ups and reminders!

The countdown is on–A TREACHEROUS CURSE, the third Veronica Speedwell adventure, drops on Tuesday, 1/16–and I can’t wait to share this one with you! Here’s everything you need to know: *You can still secure your digital gift pack for pre-ordering! … Continue reading

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We have merchandise!

Happy 2018, y’all! This month will see the release of A TREACHEROUS CURSE, Veronica Speedwell’s third adventure, and to celebrate, we’ve opened a Redbubble shop so you can get your very own Veronica gear. Every item features an exclusive butterfly … Continue reading

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