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CollectionsYour library (2,552), Wishlist (27), All collections (2,579)

Reviews2 reviews

Tagsgeneral history (1,148), English (461), American (410), fiction (316), Nook (288), biography (223), science (195), memoir (167), cookbooks (130), humor (120) — see all tags

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About meAuthor of young adult historical fantasies Bewitching Season, Betraying Season, and Courtship and Curses, all from Henry Holt Books for Young Readers/Macmillan, and three adult contemporary fantasies forthcoming from Entangled Publishing; the first, By Jove, is due out in June 2014. I also blog on 19th century history from a teen perspective at Happily married for 27 years to a very patient man who doesn't complain about having to build me more bookshelves at frequent intervals. Mom of three wonderful kids and a pair of adorable but imperious house rabbits. Quilter, gardener, sailor, antiques collector.

About my libraryPrimarily historical research books for my writing and other useful non-fiction in areas of personal interest like science, epidemiology, space, and travel, with a handful of my favorite fiction just for fun. These are all books physically in my possession (though I have started a wish list of books I want to read); my goal is to keep better track of what I have so I don't start acquiring second copies (which is just plain embarrassing). Cataloguing is still ongoing; I haven't gotten to much of my fiction yet, though I finally did my cookbooks after a year and a quarter here. :)

Groups18th-19th Century Britain, All Things New England, Almack's, American History, Ancient History, Anglophiles, Archaeology, Birds, Birding & Books, Booksniffers, Bostoniansshow all groups


Favorite bookstoresWhere the Sidewalk Ends

Favorite listsFavorite Georgette Heyer Novels, Ranked


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Thank you for your frequent comments on my reading thread. It's nice to know that somebody is listening.
Thank you VERY much! Your advice is very helpful!
Hello! Talk about a small world!
Now that you mention it, I realize that I've read next to nothing about the American home front in WWI, beyond what comes up in books about the influenza outbreak. For Canada, the only things that leap to mind are some books about the Halifax Explosion, and Rilla of Ingleside, the last book in the Anne of Green Gables series. The books I've been reading lately have been about British people and history, from around the 1890s to the 1950s.

I notice from your library that we share an interest in epidemics.
Have you seen the movie, "Vatel"? Better give that a look -- Oh, wait! It happened in the 17th Century. Give it a look anyway. It's a great film about a great food artist.
Harry Flashman tells me that Victoria had a cardboard palate. But I suppose she HAD to have a world-class chef because she had lots of sophisticated guests to feed. . . .
First NY Times restaurant review circa 1859?

Chase this link:

Anything I can do to help, just let me know.
Super Chefs of the 19th Century is a REALLY GOOD idea. I don't have the least idea how you could source it, but it's a REALLY GOOD idea. The foodie thing being what it is today, you'd better hurry up and write that book before some yuppie Gradgrind beats you to it.

Solomon Sez: Go! Go! Go! Go!
I really like the book. Notice I DID give him four stars on it. 8-)
Wanna see something REALLY funny? Check out my review of Anthony Bourdain's book: "A Cook's Tour." Lemme know what you think of that.
Well, Marissa: I meant it to be funny. Truth is I know NOTHING about contact lenses never having worn them or even shopped for them in my entire life. I do know that people can change their eye color with contacts, but I don't know the degree to which that is possible. Can someone actually change from "almond eyes of brown" to "cobalt blue" using contacts? I don't know, so maybe the joke is on me. But the question I replied to was "How is that possible?" and "Contact lenses" seemed like one possible answer. So YOU tell ME: is it possible to do that or not?

Thanks,Marissa! It is a chore, but I will do it. I really appreciate your input! Will let you know when I've updated!
Thanks Marissa! Saffron sounds adorable indeed. My rabbit is named Gizmo. Unfortunately he passed away at the end of June :( He was about 7 or 8, which is a good age for rabbits. Actually he lived with my parents (we bunny-sat for a friend and then ended up keeping the bunny muahaha!) and I'd get to see him whenever I was home. But yes he was a wonderful bunny, extremely mellow and super-soft to pet. I called him my fluffy little cloud :) And he was big too, as big as a small cat! I'd definitely join a house rabbit group on LT if one existed or was created!

Hi again,
Sorry for the long delay in answering. I've been pretty consumed with pre-publication stuff. Funny that you enjoyed the character Katherine. As we find out, she attended an all-women's college named, er, uh, Fernhurst. Yeah, that's it... Fernhurst. Two Katherine chapters are set there, and we'll see whether a gargoyle falls on me if I show up at reunion after the book release.

Do you find the idea of marketing your own book as cringe-inducing as I do? Oh, for the good old days (if they ever existed) when publishers did all that! Any words of wisdom to share? ~A
Was just meandering around the YA Lit group and I looked at the name on the post and then looked again. It's so strange to see an author whose books I have read commenting and just generally being around... I loved Betraying Season and am very excited to hear about Courtship and Curses coming next year. I hope we'll see some familiar characters reappearing. Cheers, Kit.
Anassa kata, Mawrtyr! I noticed your post in the INTJ group and had to say hello.
Congratulations on the success of your novels! They look awfully fun.
Lovely library. Off to browse your books on epidemiology-- a favorite topic of mine, too.
Best wishes,
We share Alderson's _Interpretation of Historic Sites_. Do you or did you work at an historic site? (I'm a costumed interpreter at a living history site in Wisconsin.)

Like your library.
Thank you for thinking my library is interesting...pretty much the highest compliment as far as I'm concerned. I like yours too. :) And a fellow Heyer reader is always a pleasure to meet.

You're welcome. I've gotten over the embarrassment of being male and liking Georgette Heyer and some other romance writers; too old to care what people see me reading any more.
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