Odd Bits

Looking Ahead to Another Year of History Buff-ery

It’s become a tradition here on the Margins that I use my first blog post of the year to share the historical topics that I hope/plan/expect to read, write and think about over the course of the coming year. It’s the mental equivalent of writing thank-you notes (1), clearing out the Christmas clutter, and setting…

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Merry, Happy, Jolly, Blessed, etc

This year My Own True Love and I are heading off on a holiday adventure.   Unless I stumble across a story that I need to tell you RIGHT NOW, I’ll be back on January 1st, or maybe the 2nd, with some great stories from the corners of history, some books you ought to read, some…

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Looking for a few good people

Women Warriors comes out on February 26. From your perspective, that probably sounds like I still have a lot of time to get ready. From my perspective, it feels like next week. One of the hard truths of publishing is that no one can buy a book she doesn’t know exists. I’m doing everything I…

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