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June 27, 2016 by kristin

Title:¬†Wolf Hollow Author: Lauren Wolk Genre: Middle Grade Historical Fiction Rating: 4 Stars I heard about Wolf Hollow from a …
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Etchings of 1920s Life

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June 13, 2016 by kristin

"Glow of the City," 1929, by Martin Lewis

When browsing for inspiration images for my Prohibition-era manuscript, I came across a blog post about Australian-born artist Martin Lewis …
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Comments Off on Review: FALL OF POPPIES

March 20, 2016 by kristin

Title: Fall of Poppies Authors: Heather Webb, Jessica Brockmole, Hazel Gaynor, Beatriz Williams, Lauren Willig, Jennifer Robson, Marci Jefferson, Evangeline …
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#pg70pit Success


July 7, 2015 by kristin


Last week I heard about a pitch contest on Twitter called #pg70pit. It’s based on the idea that the best …
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Making Violet Water: Part Two (In Which We Discuss Failure)

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April 20, 2015 by kristin

Yeah, so that didn’t work. To make violet water that smells or tastes of violets, one needs viola odorata, which is …
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Making Violet Water, Part One (The Things We Do For Historical Fiction)

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March 25, 2015 by kristin

I’m fond of violet-scented things, so in my manuscript set in the Civil War, I used violet water as my …
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A Week in the 17th Century (Two Book Reviews)

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September 3, 2014 by kristin

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In the last week, I’ve read two novels set in the 17th century, and I’ve come to the conclusion that …
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A Stolen Voice


August 27, 2014 by kristin

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My niece challenged me last night to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. That kind of spectacle is not really my …
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Cutting the Curl: How I Let My Baby Grow Up in One Fell Swoop


August 11, 2014 by kristin


It started with Fancy Nancy. My 4-year-old daughter Ruby discovered her at the local public library, where we went for …
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The Five Crenshaws of Oconee County


July 18, 2014 by kristin

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When I was 10 or 11, one of my favorite books was The Last Silk Dress by Ann Rinaldi. It …
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About Kristin

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Historical fiction writer and reader. Procrastinator. Sewist. Ally. Fan of red lipstick, rock 'n' roll, and everything vintage.

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The Boy in the Red Dress

A 1930s Veronica Mars must save her drag queen BFF and her aunt's speakeasy from pesky cops and a petulant mobster in seedy Prohibition-era New Orleans.


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