It’s been such a whirlwind spring promoting the release of my women’s fiction novel AT THE CORNER OF KING STREET the third book in my Alexandria series. I made it as far north as Milwaukee and as far south as Dallas as I met with readers, mingled with some fabulous authors and spoke to writers about the craft of writing. Thought I’d share a few pictures from my Spring 2015 travels.
There’s been a little bit of buzz about the witch bottle Addie discovers in present day Alexandria in AT THE CORNER OF KING STREET and whether or not I invented it for this book. The answer is that witch bottles aren’t fictional. They’re part of our history. Hundreds of years ago the fear of witches was very real. We forget that in the colonial era and before then, death was always close. Women wishing to protect their families against evil or even to curse others created these bottles, often under the light of the full moon. The bottle was filled with sharp objects designed to attack the evil and it was also filled with items close to the creator—buttons, strands of hair, bits of clothing, herbs and even blood.
You can see the first mention of witch bottles in AT THE CORNER OF KING STREET and find out how they’re made here.
Today’s the day! I’m happy to share that AT THE CORNER OF KING STREET is now officially published. Thanks to everyone who’s been checking in about it along the way. Seems to me it’s the perfect time to launch my latest giveaway and, in keeping with the spirit of the day, to offer a trip to Alexandria’s Old Town and a visit with the folks at The Union Street Bakery. So, honoring the roots of AT THE CORNER OF KING STREET, I’m giving away a copy of SWEET EXPECTATIONS and a Union Street Bakery apron. Hope you’ll join in by entering for a chance to win.
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