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My second novel: For The King

I am often asked whether it is a sequel to Mistress of the Revolution. The answer is no. The characters of my first novel had such a grip of my mind that I needed to establish some distance, at least for a while. But my readers will recognize the same setting, the familiar streets of […]

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Gerald Everett Jones: “Mistress of the Revolution” a mistressful story of class struggle and sexual politics

I met fellow writer Gerald Everett Jones at Goodreads, just a few weeks before my book signing at Dutton’s Brentwood. He lives in Los Angeles, and had had events there himself, so he gave me helpful pointers. And he agreed to read my book. Gerald writes nonfiction, most recently on the subject of digital movie […]

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It all started with book covers: a discussion with a Robespierriste reader

This exchange exceeded the iron-clad 3,000 character limit for comments, set by my blogging software. Yet it seemed a pity not to publish Suzanne Levin’s remarks, which I found most interesting. I certainly look forward to reading her historical novel when it is completed. Suzanne’s continued remarks regarding my prior book cover post (I recommend […]

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Birth of a book cover: a case study

To paraphrase Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, it is a truth universally acknowledged in the publishing industry that an author has little say in the design of the cover of her book. I was aware of it and believed that the best way to make my voice heard was to be proactive. For months I […]

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