A new historical novel about the early Quaker movement. The Kendal Sparrow explores the daring and deep faith of courageous young women. Author Barbara Luetke talked to me about her work.
Adventures in Publishing, Part 4: In which the author enjoys modest success with her first novel, only to discover that she and her book are not necessarily invited to the literary party.
Come all ye eager authors A story hear from me, About publishing on Amazon I’ll say this much: it’s free.
Sometimes we don’t really know what we’re looking at. A scene in my novel The Monk Woman’s Daughter has two “parlor girls,” high-class prostitutes, visiting a hat shop where my main character Vera works. Delilah and Emmeline were in a hilarious mood that evening. They had earned a great deal of money that week from [...]
Who was “the Monk Woman?” And how did I end up writing about her daughter? It was my curiosity about history that led me down a winding path to a real woman named Maria Monk, one of the most controversial people in 19th century America. Once I found her, my brain just couldn’t stop asking [...]