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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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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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Typepad HTML Email Thank you, curvywitch. Biographical fiction offers enormous challenges, ethical as well as literarynot least of which is the fact that it can be a hot potato in the publishing business. Publishers didnt want A Wilder Rose because they feared that Lauras fans would be angry (some are, but thats okay with me). Im glad to live in an era when it was technologically feasible to put the book out there myself, and make it available widely for readers.Re: the rain was wonderful. Just what we needed! Sorry it was too much for others
Toggle Commented Oct 26, 2015 on Rain! and Other Important Things at Lifescapes
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Typepad HTML Email Hoping it will be up by November 1 or shortly thereafter, Nancy. Thanks for the question!
Toggle Commented Oct 26, 2015 on Rain! and Other Important Things at Lifescapes
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Typepad HTML Email Thanks, KathyIm happy to report that Buffie has finished molting (more or less) and has gone back to the job of laying eggs. Got her second one yesterday: a little smaller than before, maybe, but just as tasty.
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Typepad HTML Email Interesting, isnt it, Linda? A good lesson for us allreminds me a bit of Ray Bradburys story, Sound of Thunder, where a time traveler steps off the path, steps on a butterfly, and changes history. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Sound_of_Thunder
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Typepad HTML Email Its good to know that the word is getting around! Too often, nurseries sell plants without informing customers if there are problems or issues. I sometimes see Datura being sold without any indication of its toxicity.
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Typepad HTML Email Thanks, Sandyyoure right: its in Zones 8-11 that the danger is most severe. All of us, though, can learn to be more aware of the impact of non-native exotics in our gardens and learn to prefer native plants in the habitats we intentionally create. Ive updated the blog postthanks so much for the prompt!
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Typepad HTML Email Thanks, Teresa. We enjoyed doing the bookslearned a lot about the period in the process. We occasionally think of doing a sequel or two, if we can ever find the time!
Toggle Commented Oct 2, 2015 on Robin Paige Series at Lifescapes
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