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Happy Pi Day !

by Barbara Wood last modified Mar 14, 2019 14:33

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Read Across America

by Barbara Wood last modified Mar 06, 2019 08:31

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March 2 was Dr. Seuss’ birthday and Read Across America – a day dedicated to promoting reading in schools, public libraries, and community groups.

My friend, Sharon, (any of you have come to my book signing events, you will have met her there), took a collection of my books to her son’s classroom yesterday (unbeknownst to me), and set up this lovely display. She spoke to the children about the life of an author. Maybe there’s a budding writer in the group? I hope so!

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Characters Are Real

by Barbara Wood last modified Mar 14, 2019 14:38

When I'm writing characters and fleshing them out with all kinds of traits, a back story, what motivates them, I do consider them to be real people. I'm very attached to them. I have to be, to make sure they are authentic and behave in real ways. I have heard from so many readers over the years that they too are deeply attached to the characters. Some of my close friends have been quite upset with me when I've killed a character and they have let me know about it! I'm pleased to know that during the time a reader immerses herself/himself into a story that they too are in the story. That makes my day!

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Dos-à-dos

by Barbara Wood last modified Mar 14, 2019 14:44

Who doesn't like a deal? BOGOF or a twofer or a dos-à-dos as in a dos-à-dos book, (from the French, "back to back") - a method of book binding introduced in the 16th Century. What a deal! Two books bound together in one cosy, although somewhat cumbersome package. My thought is, which two books would you put side by side? Two similar, two opposites? What would be the perfect pairing? Then I thought how I would pair my books. Butterfly and Stars are an obvious pair as one is the sequel to the other, as are Soul Flame and The Divining. Magdalene Scrolls and Sacred Ground seem to have a similar type theme of discovery. Green City in the Sun and Domina - both about female doctors but set in two decades: 1920's and 1960's and set in different continents. I might put two opposite novels together: What would you suggest?

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Happy New Year!!

by Barbara Wood last modified Mar 14, 2019 14:55

Happy New Year Everyone! I hope that in the new year you do whatever makes you happy!

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