Tag Archives: Shakespeare

Shakespeare’s Tropes

You know how I always say I don’t make resolutions because I can’t — don’t — won’t — keep them? Well, here we are again. I really wanted to take part in the Shakespeare 2020 project, reading all of Shakespeare’s … Continue reading

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It’s a new year…again

Happy 2020! Or not. I’m struggling to wrap my head around this. I’m old enough to remember when the year 2000 was the far-off future. Far enough that Arthur C. Clarke’s 2001 novel and the film based on it were … Continue reading

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Cover Reveal: Loving Beatrice

Loving Beatrice is coming your way in November. This second novel in my series Shakespeare’s Women Speak features Beatrice of Much Ado About Nothing. “Should I examine myself, change my ways, silence my tongue? Should I do as the princess … Continue reading

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Plots and Subplots

On Friday night, I went with some friends to the Colorado Shakespeare Festival to see Twelfth Night (again) at the Mary Rippon outdoor theatre. We knew it was likely to rain — we’d seen the forecast — so we brought … Continue reading

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My New Wish List

When I was young, I only wanted two things: to publish a novel, and to travel to Britain. In 1996, my husband and I took a ten-day trip to London, York, and Edinburgh. It was everything I had hoped for. … Continue reading

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Beginnings, Again

Oh no, she’s not really going to complain about beginnings again, is she? Oh yes, she is. Last time, writing FINDING KATE, I stressed about the beginning because Kate is, at the outset, perceived by people as a shrew. She’s abrasive, … Continue reading

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Alt-Hamlet

I am very excited for the new version of Agatha Christie’s classic murder mystery, “Murder on the Orient Express,” due out in November. The movie, with a cast of notable names, is directed by Kenneth Branagh and he also stars as the famous detective … Continue reading

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Am I like Kate? Is she like me?

During an interview for FINDING KATE, I was asked whether I felt a kinship with Kate. Had I drawn on my own experience in writing the novel? That’s a tough question for me to answer. In some ways, I struggled with writing … Continue reading

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Full Circle

The Colorado Shakespeare Festival just announced their 2017 season, and it’s packed with crowd-pleasers. “Julius Caesar,” “Hamlet,” “Rosencranz & Guildenstern Are Dead”… I can’t wait! But what really makes me happy, in the same year as my novel FINDING KATE launches … Continue reading

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NT Live: Hamlet Starring Benedict Cumberbatch

A friend of mine gently reminded me that I haven’t blogged in about two months since I announced that I was about to start working full time teaching writing at a nearby university. And he’s right, it has been a … Continue reading

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