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The Juliet Blog Tour So Far

Hi all,
Yesterday was Day 1 of #TheJuletBlogTour, coordinated by Lori Hettler of The Next Best Book Blog fame. The first stop was at A Lovely Bookshelf, where I recommended a handful of crime novels set in the West, including works by Betty Webb, Nevada Barr, BK Loren, Laura Pritchett, and Carol O’Connell.

Then there was a surprise stop at A Critical Flame, where my long conversation with the wildly talented Amber Sparks was posted–we had a long ranging craft chat in May as part of CF’s Conversations series.

Today you can take a peek at my writing spaces (in VA and WV) at A Literary Vacation, and later in the day there should be a longer post about my evolving writing process over at Lectito.

Wowza, I can hardly keep up.

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Great Review for The Juliet; New FB Page; Big Week Ahead

Hi all–the old MacBook Pro up and died, so I went out and got one of those lovely new MacBooks–rose gold, 2 pounder. It came with an educator’s discount plus a pair of Beats headphones for free, so I’m having fun.

Jen Michalski posted a fantastic review of The Juliet up at her lit zine, JMWW. I love this bit:

Scott is at her best when she opens the doors of the institution and lets her crazies sprint out of the gate. No one is spared: semi-incestuous adult male twins (who in Scott’s late Victorian era are the equivalent of Steampunk bronys), 1970s rock star groupies, desert meth lab kingpins, turn-of-the century Gold Rush enthusiasts, Avon decanter collectors, and every half-screwed mayonnaise jar of schemer in between.

Jen’s own novel, The Tide King, was a big influence on The Juliet, so to see her kind words is very rewarding.

My Facebook Author page seems to be humming along, with more the 100 likes already. I was skeptical about an Author page separate from my personal page, but so far it has been super fun. I already over-do FB, so it’s nice to have another place to post stupid pics like this one:

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That’s BooBooKitty. She’s horrible. She’s sitting on my new pink office chair (goes with the new laptop).

Finally, another heads up about the blog tour which launches TOMORROW. I’m so excited. I think this is the schedule:

Lovely Bookshelf http://www.lovelybookshelf.com 7/11/2016
Lectito http://lectito.me/ 7/12/2016
A Literary Vacation https://aliteraryvacation.blogspot.com/ 7/12/2016
Rainbow of Books https://rainbowofbooks.wordpress.com 7/13/2016
Alternating Current http://alt-current.blogspot.com/ 7/13/2016
Historical Fiction Excerpts http://historicalfictionexcerpts.blogspot.com/ 7/14/2016
The Book Wheel http://www.thebookwheelblog.com/ 7/14/2016
Grab the Lapels https://grabthelapels.com/ 7/15/2016
History from a Woman’s Perspective http://www.historywomanperspective.com/ 7/15/2016

Cheers! Have a peaceful Sunday–

LES

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I’m baaaaack

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Long time, no post. I have an excuse. Just before I was due to attend the Eat Local/Read Local festival at Loudoun, I was overcome with gut pain that turned out to be pancreatitis plus gallstones, culminating in an MRI, ECRP, and gallbladder removal, which you can read about here if you’re so inclined.

I’m feeling MUCH better, and I even went back to work last week. I’ve also been grinding away at posts for my upcoming blog tour, which starts July 11. I even managed to launch my Facebook Author page today, so please cruise by there and give it a like.

Stay healthy everyone–

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