Friday, January 29, 2016

A Real Life Author Interview (Sort of Live, anyway)

I did a fun little interview about A Buss from Lafayette on Stacie Theis's website,  Enjoy!

 My BeachBoundBooks Author Interview

Attire can tell a story, too!

Our stepmother soon came into the room. Tall and thin, except for her growing belly, she wore a voluminous, high-waisted, blue-striped gown. As always, her head was covered by a white lacy mobcap. Her neck was concealed by a ruffled collar called a “betsy” after Queen Elizabeth, who apparently had worn gigantic ruffs in her day. Sometimes I thought such queenly attire suited Prissy, especially when she made proclamations and expected me to obey. Sometimes I did feel like her lowly subject, a somewhat rebellious one.  - A Buss from Lafayette

When Priscilla, Clara's erstwhile aunt/new stepmother, first appears in A Buss from Lafayette, I decided she would be wearing a betsy. This made it possible for Clara to reveal some essential facts about their relationship. Later on it becomes clear that this betsy reveals something about Priscilla's self-image as well!

Here's what one version of the betsy looked like:

Friday, January 1, 2016

Happy New Year

Happy New Year
to all my blog, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Bublish, websites (etc) and (most important of all) book readers!

Thank you so much
for your interest 
and support.