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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 50/50

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    March 3, 2014 by kristin

    My sister and I are kind of obsessed with the Myers-Briggs personality types. We try to figure out ourselves, our …
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  4. What Makes a Historical Fiction Writer?


    August 14, 2013 by kristin

    I’ve been thinking lately about what makes a person crazy enough to try to be a historical fiction writer. I …
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  5. Etymology Junkie

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    August 10, 2013 by kristin

    My new favorite thing is the Online Etymology Dictionary. For the past month, I’ve been working on yet another revision …
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  6. A New Hairstyle for Annabelle

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    July 25, 2013 by kristin

    During my most recent revision of my novel, I realized I had a failure of imagination when it came to …
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  7. The Opposite of Optimistic

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    July 10, 2013 by kristin

    It’s amazing how much hormones amplify feelings. When I was pregnant with my second daughter, everything seemed a bigger deal. …
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  8. Choppity Chop


    July 1, 2013 by kristin

    I’m a rule follower, always have been. I can still feel the sting of humiliation from that one time my …
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  9. Tips for Naming Characters


    May 13, 2013 by kristin

    I bought my first baby name book at age 14 from a mall bookstore and carefully explained to the disinterested …
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  10. The Mysterious Harisonia

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    May 9, 2013 by kristin

    Once upon a time when I still lived in my Victorian house, I coveted the gorgeous antique portraits decorating several …
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About Kristin

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

Current Work-in-Progress

The Boy in the Red Dress

When her drag queen best friend is accused of murdering a socialite, a Jazz Age Veronica Mars searches for the real killer in the seedy underbelly and glittering upper crust of 1931 New Orleans.


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