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Guest Post from Morgan Keyes, and a Book Giveaway!

Today we welcome my good friend Morgan Keyes, who has just published a brand new middle grade fantasy, Darkbeast (Simon & Schuster).  Morgan also writes as Mindy Klasky, and in that guise she is not only a colleague of mine … Continue reading

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Two Stops Today on the THIEFTAKER Blog Tour!

Today the Summer 2012 THIEFTAKER Blog Tour makes two stops, one at the blog of the fabulous and debonaire Blake Charlton, where I talk about my journey from academia to fiction writing; and the other at Sideshow Freaks, the blog … Continue reading

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Blog Tour Continues Today

The THIEFTAKER Summer 2012 Blog Tour continues today with a post I’ve written for the blog of my friend Barbara Ashford, a terrific writer with whom I share not only a passion for history, but also personal roots in the … Continue reading

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Off to the Races With a New Story Idea

Sometimes inspiration for a story will come at the oddest times from the oddest places.  A case in point: I was just thumbing through a book on the history of Boston, called When In Boston: A Time Line and Almanac … Continue reading

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Flash Writing Tip: Research — How Much Is Enough?

Researching the Thieftaker books and stories has been a great deal of fun.  Lots of work, yes, but incredibly interesting and gratifying.  And weaving that research into the text of the books has been fun, too.  There is something incredibly … Continue reading

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Today In History: Lighting the Fuse

On this day, in 1765, the English Parliament passed legislation that would come to be known in the North American colonies as the Stamp Act.  In the wake of the Seven Years’ War against France (referred to in the colonies … Continue reading

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Researching New Thieftaker Books

One of the things that often strikes friends and family as strange about my work is the distance in time between “what I’m working on” and “what I have coming out.”  We are still six months away from the July … Continue reading

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“…To Ourselves and Our Posterity…”

Over the past two weeks, my younger daughter has had an interesting assignment in her middle school humanities class.  The teacher had the kids reading not only the U. S. Constitution, but also all twenty-six amendments to the Constitution.  The … Continue reading

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