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Archive for May, 2009

Backstory

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

I’m guest blogging today over at Backstory. If you’re curious to read the full story of how I came to write Twilight of Avalon, please stop by!

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Memorial Day

Monday, May 25th, 2009

The world of Dark Age Britain was a violent one, a place of constant strife and battle, nearly constant war. And in setting Twilight of Avalon during that age, I quickly realized that I knew almost nothing about warfare. Not only about Dark Age warfare, but about war itself, about the kinds of men who […]

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The Sound of Silence

Saturday, May 23rd, 2009

I know many, many authors like to listen to music while they write to help get into the mood of a book. Lots of my favorite writers post playlists on their websites for all their books of all the songs they listened to during the writing process. It always makes me feel kind of like […]

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The Novelist’s First Duty

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

I’m guest blogging today over at ReadingGroupGuides.com.  Stop by to read my post on the novelist’s first duty and my late grandpa. I loved writing it, even though it made me cry every single time I went through it for proofing. Oh, love those baby-related hormones!

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Happy Mother’s Day!

Sunday, May 10th, 2009

Anyone who’s looked at this blog or this webpage even briefly will know that my life as a writer is pretty much inextricably tied up with my life as a mom.  I was pregnant with my daughter when I had the dream that inspired Twilight of Avalon; now I’m 6 months pregnant with my second […]

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Book Launch Pictures and Thank-You’s

Friday, May 8th, 2009

The book launch on Wednesday evening was absolutely lovely.  Thanks so much to everyone who came out, asked such great questions, and bought copies of the book from the great people at Labyrinth Books. Thanks also to everyone at the Princeton Public Library, to my publicist, Kelly Bowen, and to my fabulous editor, Danielle Friedman, […]

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Book Launch

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

Tonight at 7:30 pm is the book launch event at my local library.  If anyone is in the Princeton area, stop by to hear me talk about Twilight of Avalon and to hear my sweet dad (whom I dedicated the book to) read the prologue–I’d love to see you! I’ll post pictures from tonight as […]

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Happy Book Day!

Tuesday, May 5th, 2009

Twilight of Avalon is officially published as of today! To celebrate, I’m guest blogging over at historical-fiction.com.  Stop by to read my post on how Twilight of Avalon fits in with the original Trystan and Isolde legends. I also have an interview posted over at History Buff, the lovely author Michelle Moran’s blog. Thanks so […]

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Historical Tapestry

Saturday, May 2nd, 2009

I’m blogging at Historical Tapestry today.  Drop in to see my post on Why I Love Arthurian Stories.  And thanks to everyone over there for inviting me!

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"...Anna Elliott has fashioned a worthy addition to the Arthurian and Trystan and Isolde cycles... This Isolde steps out from myth to become a living, breathing woman and one whose journey is heroic." -- Margaret George, author of Helen of Troy


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