A Preview and Hints about The Dead Shall Live, and oh yes, Researchy Goodness

A Preview and Hints about The Dead Shall Live, and oh yes, Researchy Goodness

I guest-blogged at Word Wenches yesterday, and if you’re interested in Ireland or Elizabethan history and how they crop up in The Dead Shall Live, you should  dash over there and check it out! Not to mention my favorite new character is introduced there! Also, a reminder that we are only [omg!] THIRTEEN DAYS AWAY from The Dead Shall Live ebooks landing on ereaders and in apps automagically! [Unfortunately we have a production issue that...

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Chicago Library Seeks Hermione Granger

Chicago Library Seeks Hermione Granger

This would be Hermione Granger’s bliss. Chicago Library Seeks Help Transcribing Magical Manuscripts Three texts dealing with charms, spirits, and all other manners of magical practice are now accessible online “You don’t need a Ph.D to transcribe,” Christopher Fletcher, coordinator of the project and a fellow of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, tells Smithsonian.com. “[The initiative] is a great way to allow the general public to...

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Stobhach Gaelach and Soda Farls

Stobhach Gaelach and Soda Farls

  It’s a rare writer who doesn’t get seduced down many a research black hole in an effort to bring the very best story to her readers. And by black hole I mean information so fascinating, alarming, and/or delicious she just might keep clicking and reading and reading and clicking a teensy bit longer than the need for information might justify. And when food is involved? Yeah, count me guilty! Right now I’m doing final...

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Flashback! A Q&A With Pooks

Flashback! A Q&A With Pooks

  This is another blast from the past as I rebuild the site. It was Day Two of the blog tour for This Crumbling Pageant and I was given a really fun Q&A by Maureen McGowan over on Get Lost in a Story. GET TO KNOW PATRICIA MAUREEN:  Where do you most like to read and how often? PATRICIA:  I have a comfy chair with a ratty old footstool to put my feet on. It’s probably my favorite place to read, but you know what? I’m more likely to read...

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Today’s Blog Post Is Brought To You By Despair & Writer’s Angst

Today’s Blog Post Is Brought To You By Despair & Writer’s Angst

I had a blog post planned for today but can’t write it or do the other writing tasks I had planned because of revising The Dead Shall Live. Specifically, the ship sequence.  Which, well, I ended up commemorating in my planner. Because I am five years old. This will make more sense later. But I suddenly realized that in my five-year-old-me’s posts around social media to show what happened, I had a blog post. Not smooth. Not polished....

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