On reading, researching, and writing

On reading, researching, and writing

“The greatest part of a writer’s time is spent in reading, in order to write; a man will turn over half a library to make one book.” —Samuel Johnson, 1709-1784

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les fleurs de France continued…

les fleurs de France continued…

As summer wanes, here are a few more photos of beautiful flowers…

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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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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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