war stories

war stories

I’ve been on a research binge this summer–digging into everything from the Thirty Years War to France in 1685 to Amish dairies to the Iraq War.

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Behind the scenes: where ideas come from

Behind the scenes: where ideas come from

As I sat in Cathédrale Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Lyon in France, I thought of one of my readers, Linda Mordell Letsom. We connected over my third novel, Scrap Everything. I wrote about Linda in my e-newsletter about a year ago. You can read the account here. (She has an incredible story!)

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The doors of France

The doors of France

I’ve always been intrigued by doors–both metaphorically and physically. As I walked around France, researching the Cousins of the Dove series that Mindy Starns Clark and I are working on, I took lots of photos of doors. I won’t share all of them here, lol. Just a few from Lyon and Le Chambon-sur-Lignon. I’ll post a more in the weeks to come too, I’m sure, including from Paris. (Although I promise not to post all of them!)

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On religious freedom…

On religious freedom…

I have a post on religious freedom over at Not Quite Amish. Let me know what your thoughts on the topic are! Thank you, Leslie

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