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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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Jareth Meets Maleficent

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May 27, 2014 by kristin

Last week, my writer’s group had a viewing party to watch The Labyrinth because our fearless leader Tia had never …
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April 16, 2014 by kristin

When I read the description of THE MIRK AND MIDNIGHT HOUR, by Jane Nickerson, I knew I must read the …
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Feed the Birds

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March 29, 2014 by kristin


I rest my hand on my almost-4-year-old daughter’s chest and feel her heart thumping fast even as she drifts toward …
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March 22, 2014 by kristin

I Shall Be Near to You

My own novel is a story about two young people trying to find a way to be together in the …
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Shut Up, Doubt Monster

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March 16, 2014 by kristin

Somebody fetch me my smelling salts! I just found out I made it to the top 60 of #PitchMadness! It’s …
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Mourning the Mentone Springs Hotel

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March 5, 2014 by kristin

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A few years ago, some friends, my hubby and I spent a beautiful September weekend in Mentone, Alabama, a tiny …
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About Kristin

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Kristin L. Walters is the author of YA historical novel THE GIRL IN LILAC AND GRAY. She blogs about writing and reading historical fiction, and the things that inspire her - family, genealogy, old houses, Victorian photographs.

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