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Susan Albert
I'm a full-time writer who enjoys gardening, fiber arts, family, and living in the country.
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That makes me smile! Glad to know that you liked the series that much--and sorry to disappoint you. We completed the last book in 2005, 11 years ago, so there probably wont be another one. Im sure you can understand how hard it would be to dig back into that research again. And as you can see, there are so many other things on the desk. Enjoy ELEANOR and BLOOD ORANGE!
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Typepad HTML Email Yes, theyre both a little like pea blossoms, arent they? Didnt know that kudzu smelled like grape, though. Havent heard that phrase for years, Jerrie: liked to meaning nearly. My mothers family (from the Missouri Ozarks) used it often.
Toggle Commented Mar 14, 2016 on In bloom this week at Lifescapes
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Typepad HTML Email Rightboth henbit and the mints belong to the Lamium family. Would love to see hellebores wearing their ear muffs! Thanks for the smile, Sandy!
Toggle Commented Feb 29, 2016 on Redbud: In bloom this week at Lifescapes
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Typepad HTML Email Cheryl, I sympathize. I adore peonies but havent had success with them this far south. I found some successful daffs here, if youd like to make another try: https://www.oldhousegardens.com/BulbsForSouthArchives But with our drought and increasingly hot summers, its increasingly tricky.
Toggle Commented Feb 15, 2016 on First Daffodils and Other Pleasures at Lifescapes
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Maybe make a note where they are and come back in the early summer, when the leaves have died back? You can always say that somebody slipped a treasure map under your door and youre digging for buried treasure. :)
Toggle Commented Feb 15, 2016 on First Daffodils and Other Pleasures at Lifescapes
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Typepad HTML Email What ship was he on, Ruth? Where? Ive been amazed at the amount of information there is on the Internet about these long-ago events. And by the wonderful pictures in LIFE magazine, which was published weekly. It must have been the equivalent of cable TV in our time.
Toggle Commented Feb 8, 2016 on A Researcher's Treasure at Lifescapes
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Typepad HTML Email Mary D, my guess on Marys disease: either Laura remembered it as scarlet fever (entirely possible) or Rose decided to describe it as that in order to make it more familiar and understandable for young readers.My Meyer lemon is also losing its leaves. Im trying to be careful about the watering, but thats so hard with an indoor plant. Hope yours continues to thrive!
Toggle Commented Feb 8, 2016 on Anticipating Lemons! at Lifescapes
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Typepad HTML Email Ruth, this is an excellent observation. There are some stories that cant easily (or acceptably) be told at the time. Im thinking of Harper Lees draft of To Kill A Mockingbird, recently published as Go Set a Watchman. Her editor required the rewrite for reasons that made sense in that era. And Im currently working on a historical novel about Eisenhowers relationship with his driver, Kay Summersby, which was suppressed at the time for various PR, political, and family reasons. Back then, we didnt want to know about the dark side of our hero.
Toggle Commented Jan 12, 2016 on The Secret Story Behind LOVING ELEANOR at Lifescapes
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Typepad HTML Email Im learning all kinds of new things with this tree, Kathy. Best wishes to you for 2016!
Toggle Commented Jan 7, 2016 on Anticipating Lemons! at Lifescapes
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Typepad HTML Email Thank you, Susanwishing you the very best for 2016!
Toggle Commented Jan 2, 2016 on Happy New Year! at Lifescapes
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Typepad HTML Email Sherry, I cant think of anything more helpless than being on a freeway in the path of a tornado. Theres nothing you can do but take a deep breath and hold on. Thinking back to old days, smiling, and wishing you the very best for 2016.
Toggle Commented Jan 2, 2016 on Happy New Year! at Lifescapes
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Typepad HTML Email Thank you, Nancy (love your email name!). The last several years have been the best in my writing life: writing what I choose, moving into something new and different, and learning more about author-publishing (always changing, always interesting). Hope your 2016 is bright and fruitful!
Toggle Commented Jan 2, 2016 on Happy New Year! at Lifescapes
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Typepad HTML Email It is, sort of, Taffy. Ill probably announce the subject in March or so, after ELEANOR is out. Im keeping the focus on the forthcoming book for now. Thanks for asking!
Toggle Commented Dec 30, 2015 on Anticipating Lemons! at Lifescapes
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Typepad HTML Email Love those amazing online resources, Marilyn. So much to discover!
Toggle Commented Dec 28, 2015 on The Secret Story Behind LOVING ELEANOR at Lifescapes
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Marilyn, I also want to add that in this case, the archivist was getting a pig in a poke. This was a huge collection and nobody had any idea what was in it. In fact, I'm sure it would NOT have been preserved if one of the correspondents hadn't been First Lady of the World. I shake my head sadly when I think of the stories that have been lost because nobody thought to save letters, journals, and other intimate documents.
Toggle Commented Dec 10, 2015 on The Secret Story Behind LOVING ELEANOR at Lifescapes
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What would we do without librarians and archivists? Yes, this will be available in the iStore after Feb 1--also in paperback on Amazon, if you want it in print. I'm only buying print for research and a very few fave authors. My library keeps getting bigger but the shelf space is rapidly decreasing (which is just the way I like it)!
Toggle Commented Dec 10, 2015 on The Secret Story Behind LOVING ELEANOR at Lifescapes
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Typepad HTML Email Sorryworking for me and just had my webmistress check and theyre working for her.
Toggle Commented Dec 10, 2015 on GoodReads Giveaway! at Lifescapes
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Typepad HTML Email I think Ive fixed it. Please try again, Terressa.
Toggle Commented Dec 10, 2015 on GoodReads Giveaway! at Lifescapes
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Typepad HTML Email Quite beyond the novel, Trilla, it is a remarkable story about two remarkable women. Theres a reading list in the book: I hope youre prompted to explore further.
Toggle Commented Dec 10, 2015 on The Secret Story Behind LOVING ELEANOR at Lifescapes
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Typepad HTML Email Kathy, I always enjoy your “place” reports. Sounds like you live on the edges of a wild place. Hope you enjoy A Wilder Rose!
Toggle Commented Dec 6, 2015 on Deerly Beloved at Lifescapes
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Typepad HTML Email Its more interesting to me than anything else these days, Barbara. I especially enjoy working within the constraints of a real persons biography, trying to imagine how she felt about the things that we know happened to her, in real life. Hope you enjoy Loving Eleanor. We all know what a remarkable woman Eleanor wasHick was another.
Toggle Commented Dec 3, 2015 on Deerly Beloved at Lifescapes
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Thanks, Marilyn--l hope you enjoy it.
Toggle Commented Dec 3, 2015 on Deerly Beloved at Lifescapes
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Typepad HTML Email Im not sure, Marianne. Ive put the series on hold for now. No book in 2017. Maybe 2018?
Toggle Commented Nov 24, 2015 on Fiber Fun at Lifescapes
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Typepad HTML Email Kathy, all you have to do is click on the link and youre there!
Toggle Commented Nov 14, 2015 on GoodReads Giveaway! at Lifescapes
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Typepad HTML Email I probably wont get as far east as Hyde Park next year, Chris. Im hoping to do a few bookstores (St. Louis, Madison, Chicago, Toledo, Cincinnati) but I have another project on the writing desk and want to save as much time as I can for that. Just added an excerpt to the resource page on the site http://www.lovingeleanor.com/resources.shtml
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