Monthly Archives: December 2013

William Fletcher, Vicky’s muse, hails from the medieval village of Rye in East Sussex, which is located on the south coast of England, about an hour or so from where I lived in Kent.  It’s a little hilltop village and very … Continue reading

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One of the best things about setting historical stories in England is that the places, for the most part, still exist. I was recently comparing a London street map from 1908 to a modern map and not a lot has … Continue reading

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My fabulous editor, Leila Sales, sent me this review from The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, which will appear in their January edition.  For those that don’t know, the BCCB is one of the country’s leading book reviewers … Continue reading

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There are several works of art woven into the storyline in A MAD, WICKED FOLLY.  I love to think about the meaning behind art, and so I chose works that helped me deepen the story’s themes  or emphasized what Vicky … Continue reading

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Today I found out that the Children’s Book Council included A MAD, WICKED FOLLY in its seasonal roundup.  It’s such a dream come true.  The CBC is an amazing organization that promotes literacy in children.  To be honored in such … Continue reading

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This Folly Friday we are going to the movies (or as Vicky would say, to the bioscope)! When I was researching A MAD, WICKED FOLLY, I wanted to immerse myself in the Edwardian period as much as I possibly could. … Continue reading

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Today on the History Kitchen I wrote about how to make apple juice and apple leather.  I have to say that I’m slightly obsessed with the apple leather and I’ve made it several times.  It’s such a tasty snack and … Continue reading

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