Author BlogIn the Mouth of the Serpent

Marriage and Family are Real: Marriage and Family are Love

Marriage and Family are Real: Marriage and Family are Love (reprise of a Facebook Post I wrote)   This is our family. We’ve gone to see the Tree at the Met for nearly 2 decades. It’s love. Family is love, and it is everything. Family is real. Family radiates from […]

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The Rashoman Effect of History

The Rashoman Effect of History For the last year and a half, I have been studying WW2. I’m working on a novel set during that period. Actually, I’m working on two novels set during the period, both in the European theater. But I started with one story and I wanted […]

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I support Wikileaks

Noam Chomsky, re the suppression of information in the US regarding polls of Arab opinion: “What that reveals is the profound hatred for democracy on the part of our political leadership.” (Nov 30, 2010, on DEMOCRACY NOW, interviewed by Amy Goodman). I wish Assange had withheld certain names. I wish […]

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Why Revision is Important

I am sparring with my middle daughter’s high school principal and her history teacher. I want her to have the opportunity to revise an “F” research paper on the Industrial Revolution so she learns how to write a good history paper. They are refusing. I don’t even care about the […]

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Social Questions

Last night at a pre-Sundance party in NYC I had the great good fortune of meeting the talented and impressive Anthony Whyte, whose work is being made into a movie. He was there with his business partner Jason Claiborne, who runs Augustus publishing, “Where Hip Hop literature begins,” and fellow […]

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I don’t understand

I don’t understand Let me start by saying that I am a woman, a Jew, and a New Yorker, so I don’t have a good opinion of radical fundamentalist Islamists. In my mind, the enslavement and mutilation of women that is institutionalized under radical, fundamentalist Islam is one of the […]

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