Tag Archives: Books

Bookstore happiness

Happiness is unexpectedly discovering a used bookstore while on a research road trip! I’m trying to curb my book-buying appetite (running out of room, plus I have a book to write) but I succumbed to getting, “The Unknown Gertrude Jekyll,” … Continue reading

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Favorite Photo

I recently received the April-May issue of my favorite little literary magazine “BookWomen A Readers’ Community for Those Who Love Women’s Words” with the 250-word piece I was asked to write about my favorite photo of me with 2-year old … Continue reading

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Book Covers

NEW paperback edition of Corpses, Coffins, and Crypts: A History of Burial. NEW paperback edition of Eizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony: A Friendship That Changed the World!  Both different from the original hardback edition. What do you think?  … Continue reading

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Women objets d’art

A videographer recently requested a photograph of my books with “objects.”  I was baffled about what to use, until Linda suggested our collection of women objects d’art!  The two reclining women are reading a book and were brought to us … Continue reading

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Libraries and Bookstores

Where: My car When: Just picked up Sophie What: Deciding what to do during our time together Note: it was “poem in a pocket day” Me: I have a poem in my pocket for you. Sophie: I have a poem … Continue reading

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“Women Making America”

Check out Women Making America a fabulous new book by my dear friends Heidi Hemming and Julie Hemming Savage. This is a page-turning comprehensive, chocked-full of prints and photographs, clearly and compelling written book–a must have for readers of all … Continue reading

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Sophie’s Picks

This post reflects one of the “issues” I raise in my children’s literature classes: that adults–not children–typically decide the definition of “kid friendly” and do the reviewing, award-bestowing, buying, “leveling,” selecting, (e.g. many principals select a book-of-the-month to be read … Continue reading

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On teaching about Thanksgiving

The technology worked–mostly–during the Skype conversation yesterday. As always, it was interesting and fun to talk with readers/teachers about my process for writing nonfiction books, in this case Thanksgiving: The True Story. I’m about to leave for San Antonio, Texas, … Continue reading

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On Writing & Usefulness

After a break for my son Jon’s electrifying performance of his powerful songs Monday night (you can find him of FaceBook), I’ve been hunkered down in my basement office working on Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony. 

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On Writing

I’ve been bouncing between my “outside” and “inside” self, i.e., my “outside” is when I’m teaching, meeting people, giving speeches, signing books, i.e. externally focused. This week had many “outside” days, e.g. On Tues, I did my first book event … Continue reading

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