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Factual Error in The New Yorker: Is this how fake news starts?

Factual error in the New Yorker: I write this post not just for myself, but for all women whose ideas were misattributed to a man, and who were told to leave it be and not to rock the boat. My husband Sabin Howard is making a national memorial, the National […]

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Returning to Source and Writing Again

Write again, they are telling me. You must write, Traci.  It’s the new theme: writing again. The past twelve months have been excruciating. I am struggling. It’s been a year of comings and goings from my life; intermittency like a suddenly thrown grenade blew up my peace of mind. It […]

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Snooty Rich Women Are Everywhere, Including New Zealand

Snooty rich women are everywhere, including New Zealand Places change but people don’t. A recent trip to Wellington showed me the commonality of human traits, especially foibles. In a land where people pride themselves on being non-materialistic and friendly, I got to experience the same self-aggrandizing arrogance that I see […]

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Book Trailer for BLOOD SKY

So BLOOD SKY will soon be out… Here’s the Book Trailer. This is the book trailer for BLOOD SKY, Book 4 in the award-winning After Series, by Traci L. Slatton In a time of apocalyptic despair, love is put to the test… Deep in the badlands of Outpost City, in […]

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The Last Ship: A review

Review of THE LAST SHIP on TNT. I am a Navy brat, let me get that out of the way immediately. My father was career Navy. He served on several submarines: the George Washington, the Benjamin Franklin. He served on one of the old pig boats, too–and anyone who knows […]

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Citizenfour: The Most Important Movie You Will Ever See

I recently finished a WWII novel, and I’m still researching the era for another, very different novel set during the same time period. Since one of my closest friends is a Bavarian woman whom I know to be a person of integrity, heart, courage, compassion, and grace, I was curious: […]

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Open Letter to Senator Schumer: Remove Me From Your List and Stop Asking Me For Money

Dear Mr. Schumer, I am a registered Democrat, so I understand why I keep getting emails from your office. However, while I voted for Obama the first time, I did not vote for him in the last election. With regret, I tell you that I am hoping the Republicans take […]

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Italy: Blocked by socialism, corruption, and a no-can-do attitude

Last year when we came to Italy, we went first to Venice and then to Florence and then to Rome. We rented an apartment in Rome near the Vatican, and one evening went out for ice cream with our landlords. They had two bambini and we have one. In the […]

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Bluehost rocks hosting

As an author, I want information about my books to be freely available on the internet. I’ve also seen firsthand how internet presence, especially in the form of reviews, can drive book sales. I started with a sweet little site through the Author’s guild. Worked good. Then I wanted something […]

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Respectful Apologies to my Blog Readers

In the wake of recent cyber-harassment and the unlawful impersonation of me by an unauthorized person–who also impersonated an officer of the court to me–I have banned large swathes of IP addresses from my websites. If you find yourself blocked from access to my websites, and you are an individual […]

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Identity Theft

A blog post on Identity Theft. Someone I know used my name to send a gift to a third party. Then my private email was posted to that transaction. All of this without my foreknowledge. This person who committed this act is generally a good person–intelligent, well-meaning, generous, well educated.  […]

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Traci L. Slatton is the international bestselling author of historical, paranormal, and romantic novels.