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Hey! A female gunslinger in a spaghetti western. What could I, author of a book with a female highway-person in a swashbuckling adventure novel, find interesting about that? Wait-- Is that Russell Crowe??
I was going to write a great post about how shooting (arrows) is like launching a book, only it isn't, really, but other things in my life are. I should call this Kara and the Very Blustery Day.
This came to my house last week. Even holding the book in my hand, there was still a part of me that thought, "This could still be an elaborate hoax. Maybe this is all they printed and some prankster is about to tell me I'm on a reality show where they almost give some poor … Continue reading Book Birthday!
So, how much similarity is there between the real life King John and the petulant, moustache-twirling, cartoonish villain of pop culture? I'm so glad you asked.
E is for Eleanor, and it's also for Excerpt. #NoGoodDeed
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It's a book. A real, honest to dog, I'm-not-dreaming-this, this-is-finally-happening book.
Ye Old Trip to Jerusalem is the oldest inn in England. It says so right on the side of the building: "est. 1189." Since No Good Deed is set (part of the time) in 1194, I figured "the Trip" would be a good place to take a research trip, and also have a pint of ale.
This trend in books and movies of clever and brave heroines with agency in their own stories is a real problem for people who prefer the good old days when a woman kept house until she fell in love with a handsome prince and got married.