''The Betrothal', c.1640-50', by School of Rembrandt
''The Betrothal', c.1640-50', by School of Rembrandt

On this blog, I try to write and report about literature, books and biographies about famous classic authors. Having said that, this post is classified as shameless self promotion because I am linking to a story I wrote. It is entitled “Betrothed” and I just won a contest!

“Judge Patti Callahan Henry said of Betrothed, “This story has what all great stories should have: an intriguing opening that makes the reader want to know more. The story takes us back and forth in time, building tension with each forward movement, and then taking us backward toward the meaning of his regret. The author builds a world around his themes and then allows the reader to go with him to the very end.”

I am very appreciative and thrilled, needless to say.

Time for a Fashion Plate!

It has been awhile … don’t you think that it is TIME FOR A FASHION PLATE? Brrrrrrrr… it is getting chilly outside again. I have been reading that many points north will have a loooonnnnngggg winter. These ladies are bundled up and ready to go!

From Godey's Ladies Book
From Godey's Lady's Book