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Thursday, April 26, 2012

I Got A Name...

      I got a nice mention in this article.

      This weeks primary accomplishments were mostly more of the shameless self promotion that is required of writers these days. I bought my domain name. Yup, I did. And now I have an authors web site under construction.

      One of the things I constructed is a name. Yup, I did. I decided to use a pen name, since really I am just getting started. I have a personal connection to the pen name, but also wanted to use one for practical purposes. And, the truth is, I think my real name sounds dorky, and dated.

      Now if I could just overcome all of these technical hurdles. Could really use a construction worker to come to my rescue....


Monday, April 23, 2012

Road Trip

     If you've been here before you know that I am into historical fiction. A trip this weekend to a family wedding in upstate New York meant for me, a chance to visit another Shaker village as part of the research for my current novel. This one is located in Albany,where I picked up some interesting reading material and a few facts I hadn't known, mostly about their grounds, a bit different than the villages here in New England, mostly because they used water power for a few of their enterprises.
     Here are a few photos from my trip, followed by a talk given by another historical novelist.