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Cutting the Curl: How I Let My Baby Grow Up in One Fell Swoop

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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

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July 18, 2014 by kristin

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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Review: THE MIRK AND MIDNIGHT HOUR

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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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Review: I SHALL BE NEAR TO YOU

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March 22, 2014 by kristin

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

A few years ago, some friends, my hubby and I spent a beautiful September weekend in Mentone, Alabama, a tiny …
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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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What Makes a Historical Fiction Writer?

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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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About Kristin

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

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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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