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I was just a few weeks pregnant when I was hit with the idea for my newest book, Switchcraft. I was on the phone with my friend in New York, turning just a slight shade of green at the tales of her dating adventures. My life as an unfettered young woman was over and then I wondered what would happen if we switched lives?  Continue reading...
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Blog Du Jour

Literary Blogs

Check out these literary blogs for belles-lettres-related thoughts profound, serious, quirky and sometimes humorous:

Ready Steady Book blog

The Literary Saloon

Spurious

This Space

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Dog Eared

Books we love

Novels about Books

Here's a novel, ahem, idea: Stories that involve books, publishing and writing. Check out:

The History of Love by Nicole Krauss

The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield

Foucault's Pendulum by Umberto Eco

The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

If on a Winter's Night a Traveler by Italo Calvino

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I kept hearing about joy, but what I saw was struggle. Doubt. Anguish. I heard praise, but even without looking, I stumbled upon notes of opposition that told -- just maybe -- a different story. The year was 2002 and I was in Puerto Rico on a research trip, watching archival footage of the famous Spanish cellist Pablo Casals.  Continue reading...
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Wisdom of Authors

These writers maintain outstanding blogs that explore creativity and the writing life. Learn from them.

Theresa Williams

Wendy Nelson Tokunaga

Alton Gansky

Chris Well: Learning Curve

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Introducing Readers to Writers

These blogs review books, introduce writers, cover literary news, offer literary links, and even feature a video or two:

Beatrice

BookFox

Bookburger

Books, Movies and Chinese Food

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I suppose my mother's reading to me as a child could be logged as my first introduction to fiction. In-between my childhood delight with fiction and my fiction writing career, two masters and a Ph.D. in history happened. It was after my Ph.D. in 1985 that I returned to fiction. I guess I had exhausted my curiosity about the "truth." Or, more accurately, I had exhausted my curiosity about formal historical study as a path to understanding "reality."  Continue reading...
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