Tag: research

The Query Question

The Query Question

I recently had a friend ask me how I got my agent with the idea being that she also would like to pursue publication. But when I started explaining, her eyes glazed over and she got that funny twitch in the corner of her mouth that people get when they’re like, “Are you kidding me??” …

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Thanksgiving in 1901 Spokane

Thanksgiving in 1901 Spokane

I’ve shared about the Dear Mother collection of letters before, but this week I wanted to highlight some of Marinus Crommelin’s impressions of Thanksgiving, a holiday they didn’t celebrate in his homeland of Holland. “Next Thursday it is Thanksgiving day…a statutory holiday which appears to be celebrated with good food and dancing as well as …

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Happy Birthday, Anna Katharine Green!

Happy Birthday, Anna Katharine Green!

This week I wanted to give a special homage to the woman who’s become a huge part of my life lately: the remarkable Anna Katharine Green. On this day, November 11, in 1846, Anna Katharine Green was born to New England lawyer James Wilson Green and Katharine Ann Whitney Green. She was the fourth child, …

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Full Course Dinners Circa 1896

Full Course Dinners Circa 1896

The following comes from one of the 19th century cookbooks I’ll be sharing at my next presentation THIS SATURDAY, Oct 19 at 2:00 at the East Side branch of the Spokane Public Library. Fannie Farmer’s Boston Cooking School Cookbook Published 1896 A FULL COURSE DINNER. FIRST COURSE. Little Neck Clams or Bluepoints, with brown-bread sandwiches. …

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Look Up, Spokane! (Part Two)

Look Up, Spokane! (Part Two)

Welcome to Part 2 of my Look Up, Spokane! series. Last month I showed you some pictures I took of the Spokesman Review Building. Today, we’re going across the street. I had never noticed something rather fascinating about this more modern building: outside, along Monroe, are a series of twelve busts. Each bust is of …

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Look Up, Spokane! (Part 1)

Look Up, Spokane! (Part 1)

How often do we look up anymore? More often than not, we’re looking down at our phone, or down at our feet to make sure we’re not stepping in dog poop or something. But the last time I was downtown in Spokane, I felt the urge to look up, to see what I was missing. …

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Reading: The Leavenworth Case

Reading: The Leavenworth Case

Although my presentation this month on Anna Katharine Green will be covering more than just her first book, The Leavenworth Case has enough to say about itself it could be an entire presentation unto itself. Instead, I’ll share some more about it here, as a taster for what’s to come in the presentation. We open …

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The Lost Gift to Writers: Beta Readers

The Lost Gift to Writers: Beta Readers

While at NASFiC, I attended a panel titled “Editing vs Beta Reading” and wished I could have been on the panel, as I had more to add! 🙂 Instead, you’ll have to catch me at the South Hill Library in November, where I’ll be talking more in-depth about how my background in editing has impacted …

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